Studies indicate that women who have received breast cancer treatment experience muscle weakness. This includes muscles that were not in the surgical or radiated ﬁeld.
Many of the musculoskeletal side eﬀects of breast cancer treatment can be improved and even avoided by receiving physical therapy.
In fact, women who receive physical therapy treatment after breast cancer surgery show improvement in range of motion and ﬂexibility faster than those who do not receive physical therapy.
Please note, we do not treat lymphedema.
A lymphedema treatment program is available at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services in Kirkland, WA.