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Occupational therapists working with patients with breast cancer to provide a variety of therapeutic interventions. Phoenix’s Occupational Therapy breast cancer specialty services include:

  1. Education
  2. Range of Motion and instruction on techniques to reduce the risk of lymphedema (swelling).
  3. Some patients may develop cording, otherwise known as axillary web syndrome. A person may feel thick cord or cords (like a rope) under the skin in the armpit region that run down into arm.  These cords tend to be tight and painful. They can make it hard to lift arm, straighten the elbow or reach for items overhead. Therapy can help break down the taut cords via soft tissue massage and other techniques in order to restore range of motion and decrease pain.

At Atlantic Occupational Therapy, our therapists work closely with surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists in order to provide a comprehensive program. Our objective is to restore patients to their highest level of function.

I lived in horrible pain from a frozen shoulder for a few months before being referred to physical therapy in hopes of avoiding surgery. I can’t thank a Mark and Danny enough for their patience, kindness, compassion, encouragement and expertise.  Without them, I would NEVER have been successful persevering through over six months of therapy (especially in the early days when I cried in about one of every two or three sessions). The fact that they cared so much about me as a patient and as a person made me want to work harder and never give up.

Because of therapy, with Mark and Danny, I have my life back. I don’t live in pain. I can do daily activities, exercise, and play sports. I can’t thank them enough for the difference they have made in my life.

I have heard it said that a great physical therapist is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget. Fortunately, for me, they weren’t hard to find, but they sure are difficult to part with, and I’ll never forget them! I am forever grateful for physical therapy with Mark and Danny at Phoenix!”

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