October is National Physical Therapy month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month and the physical therapists at Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health can assist patients with breast cancer to live a more functional life. Often there is a missing link once a person is diagnosed with breast cancer. A patient can go through the whole diagnosis, yet have many questions about how to return to their prior level of function or how to progress themselves into strength training or exercises after treatment. Pemi-Baker therapists will come to your home, answer your questions and help you on that path of recovery.
While medical treatment for breast cancer is saving more lives, the disease may leave patients with significant side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation causing treatment induced fatigue.
If a person undergoes surgery, there can be significant scar tissue, which causes limitations of everyday movement. After having a lumpectomy, mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction people may experience scar tissue restrictions, swelling, shoulder, neck or back pain. If a person is feeling tightness, pain, loss of range of motion or strength, or feels like their posture is being impaired, these can be signs identifying the need for physical therapy.
Together, through physical therapy, we will help you:
- Restore your mobility and posture
- Decrease or eliminate your pain
- Rebuild your strength and endurance
- Return you to work and play
- Boost your energy
- Prevent or combat the effects of lymphedema
“Our team of physical therapy specialists are your partners in this journey back to health and enjoying the activities you love. We will visit you as soon as you return home, answering any questions or concerns you might have as well as help you prepare a plan, for moving and feeling better, while regaining strength and energy,” said Danielle Paquette-Horne, RN, Executive Director.
Research shows that physical exercise and activity are key factors in breast cancer survivors regaining vitality and returning to optimal health. Let us help you with these side effects so you can regain your health in motion! Call today to learn more about our experienced, home care providers: 603-536-2232.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 29 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.