Resource: Lymphedema Exercises
Breast Cancer Movement • 12m
Make sure you are cleared by your surgeon to exercise. Use 1-2 lb weights, or no weights if it increases discomfort.
-Ball Squeezes with Arm Extended
-Biceps Curl (sit or stand)
-Lying Triceps Extension
-Lying Shoulder Fly
-Standing/Sitting Shoulder Flexion (Front shoulder raises)
-Shoulder Abduction (Side shoulder raises)
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Resource: Post-Surgery Stretch
For the first 6 weeks post-surgery the focus is usually on range of motion. You will likely have to continue to work on this mobility.
You will probably be learning most of these at the hospital. Get cleared by surgeon to perform these stretches:
-Pendulums - Leaning over with an arm s...
-Scar tissue is sticky and will stick to muscle tissue, bone, fascia around it
-It is worse with radiation
-Affects entire body not just your chest
-Fascial system is like the Saran wrap of our body
Why Do We Care About Scarring?
-Can cause increased pain, nerve symptoms, impingement of...
Walking has so many benefits!
-Walking will help recovery
-Increased cardiovascular endurance and health
-Improves heart and lung function and increased oxygen consumption allows for improved healing
-Decreased stress and anxiety. Good for our heads ladies!
-Helps with weight management