Breast Cancer Health
Through education, rehabilitation, exercise, and emotional support, we
strive to empower our patients diagnosed with cancer to maintain and improve
their quality of life during and following cancer treatments.
- Coleman, 1999
1 week prior to surgery
To provide education to reduce the
PREVENTION of lymphedema, seroma formation, axillary web syndrome, bone-density decline,
weight gain, fatigue, and breast cancer recurrence.
- Assessment of relevant baseline measures prior to surgery: Upper-extremity
range of motion, baseline posture, arm circumference, function, weight
(BMI), level of activity/exercise.
3-4 weeks after surgery
- Assessment of post-operative issues such as:reduced ROM, joint restrictions
and function, post-op edema and lymphedema, postural dysfunction, hematomas,
axillary web syndrome, scar adhesions, seromas, scapular winging/ weakness,
and movement compensation.
Rachel Britton, MSOT, OTR/L, CLT
I have been a practicing clinician working in various settings with a widespread
of diagnoses. I was an Occupational Therapist Assistant and transitioned
to an Occupational Therapist in 2019. Since being an Occupational Therapist
I have furthered my education to specialize in lymphedema management with
a focus on the breast cancer population.
Klose Training: Certified Lymphedema Therapist, 2020 & Breast Cancer
Services: Lumpectomy, Mastectomy & Lymphedema