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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Breast cancer rehabilitation provides treatment for many common physical difficulties experienced by breast cancer patients and survivors. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, our breast cancer rehabilitation services at our Vestal center may be able to help:

  • Do you have pain in your chest or shoulder area?
  • Do you feel stiff or tight in your chest or shoulder area?
  • Is it hard to bathe, dress or do your household chores because of pain and difficulty moving your arm?
  • Does your arm feel heavy or tired?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmingly fatigued?
  • Do you feel weak?

If you are experiencing any of the issues noted above, please speak to your physician about breast cancer rehabilitation treatment; a physician’s prescription/order is required for these services.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Treatment

Our Vestal breast cancer rehabilitation services are available for patients across New York's Southern Tier and may include:

  • Exercises to
    • Improve range of motion
    • Improve strength
    • Improve posture
    • Reduce pain
  • Hands-on treatment to improve soft-tissue mobility
  • Education to help you learn
    • Which exercises and activities can be done at home
    • How to reduce your risk of lymphedema
  • Lymphedema screening and treatment

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Can Be Performed

  • After surgery or biopsy
  • During or after chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • Before, during or after breast reconstruction
  • Years after breast cancer care

Specialists Who Provide Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Breast cancer rehabilitation is provided by a physical or occupational therapist who has additional training in breast care rehabilitation. These therapists are skilled in delivering individualized care to each patient to help them reach their personal goals, reduce pain and improve the functional use of their arm.

Location and Hours

Breast cancer rehabilitation services are provided at the following location in Vestal

UHS Orthopedic Center
4433 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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