Pulling back after cancer? Cancer rehab should be more available. Mackenzie Pergolotti, explains why it is important to build capacity not pull back.
Mackenzi Pergolotti, Ph.D., OTR/L is the director of research at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation and an adjunct professor at Colorado State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Learn more about ReVital and Dr. Pergolotti’s work
Tram Flap breast reconstruction is big surgery and may require rehab to manage pain and movement issues.
Denise Stewart, private OT, uses a single case to demonstrate how good assessments can guide treatment and outcomes.
Breast cancer survivor services ( face to face and online) and health professional training are available
Massage after mastectomy
Maria Natera, a massage therapist, shows the location of muscles that can get tight after mastectomy.
Tight muscles can cause pain at the back of the shoulder and neck; it is worth understanding that the front muscles and scar may need attention. The sensation of pain and tightness may be less in the chest area but needs to be addressed.
Maria's muscle drawings on the skin are fascinating: Youtube channel
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