In the Know: Understanding Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

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August 21, 2018

Treatment side effects, and coping with breast cancer itself, can sometimes hold you back from doing your favorite activities. The disease and its treatments may affect your physical ability, your fitness, and how long you can perform physical tasks. Physical therapy and oncology rehab can help resolve or manage these issues, but many people do not know what they can do before and after treatment, which exercises can help, or how to get started.

Listen to Brianna Obert, MSPT, CLT, RYT, a physical therapist and oncology rehab certified yoga instructor, explain breast cancer rehabilitation. This webinar explains what breast cancer rehab is and how to access rehab services, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or completed treatment long ago. You will also learn about:

  • The benefits of physical therapy before and after breast cancer treatment
  • Safe exercises that help maintain strength and flexibility
  • Strategies to help prevent lymphedema and how to maintain an exercise routine while managing lymphedema
  • The impact that exercises such as yoga can have on healing, stamina and range of motion
  • Finding safe, appropriate cardio exercises for each phase of healing
  • Insurance coverage for rehab services