Rehabilitation specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provide physical therapy and occupational therapy for breast cancer patients to alleviate the physical impact of surgery and medical management. Our therapists work closely with surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide physical therapy services to patients throughout the continuum of care for breast cancer.
Depending upon your needs, care may be provided by a single therapist or a team of physicians and rehabilitation professionals who will develop a treatment plan tailored to your abilities and goals. Our objective is to help you regain your skills so you can live a full and independent life.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital breast cancer surgeons have prepared the following information sheets to help you as you go through the rehabilitation process following your surgery. These information sheets discuss the benefits of exercise, give information about range of motion exercises, offer tips on lymphedema management—and more.