It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 women will require gynaecological surgery.
Many women with breast cancer undergo some kind of surgery. You may have had one or more of these procedures:
Any of these procedures can affect your shoulder and arm movement or your ability to take a deep breath. This can make day-to-day activities difficult such as dressing, showering or brushing your hair. Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness can cause weakness and lead to further stiffness in the arm and shoulder. Research has shown that restriction of movement in the shoulder can persist 1 year after surgery in almost 25% of patients.
At Anatomy Physiotherapy, Suzanne can assess your individual needs and give you a tailored, specific exercise program to address these issues.
It is advised to book in for a post-operative physiotherapy check as soon as you feel up to coming for an appointment.