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Resource: Lymphedema

Breast Cancer Movement • 14m

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  • Resource: Lymphedema Exercises

    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 Abdu...

  • 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...

  • Resource: Scarring

    -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...