Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Seacoast Hand Therapy is pleased to offer therapy services for the after effects associated with breast cancer treatments. Our trained breast cancer rehabilitation specialists provide a comprehensive, individualized approach for patients during all phases of their cancer care.

This private and comfortable setting offers an opportunity to address issues such as axillary web syndrome, loss of range of motion and strength, pain, lymphedema prevention and treatment, and soft tissue dysfunction.

Through the use of various manual techniques, stretches, exercise, and education, individuals can meet their goals and restore function. Patients may be seen for a consultation pre-operatively to obtain baseline volumetric measurements, range of motion/strength measurements, and to provide education regarding appropriate post-surgical expectations and exercises.

Post-operatively, Seacoast Hand Therapy is an education and therapeutic resource, treating oncology related conditions. Our goal for our oncology program is the same as our mission:

To walk with our patients to the best possible outcome as
Caring Partners in Healing.

WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?
Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid that can develop in a limb or other part of the body as a result of surgery, radiation, infection or trauma. At Seacoast Hand Therapy we offer education regarding the signs and symptoms, prevention strategies and treatment options to individuals at risk for developing lymphedema. Our oncology rehab team includes a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and utilizes the Complete Decongestive Therapy approach which includes compression bandaging, meticulous skin care, manual lymph drainage, and instruction in remedial exercise. We also make appropriate garment referrals as necessary. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel you would benefit from this service.