The Oncology Conditioning program is designed to help patients return to physical activity after intensive cancer treatment and provide all patients with help in coping with direct or indirect effects of cancer.
The Post-Mastectomy Program focuses on many elements noted in the Oncology conditioning program as well as addressing the specific deficits following mastectomy procedures. These deficits may include mobility deficits in the shoulder, arm and neck as well as lymphedema.
Lymphedema is the buildup of lymph in the tissues, mainly in the fat just under the skin, and is caused by a problem in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of too much tissue protein, fluid (edema), chronic inflammation, and thickening and scarring of connective tissue. The symptoms of lymphedema may vary, but often include:
swelling in a limb or body part
a feeling of heaviness or discomfort in the affected area, often resulting in loss of mobility
"I started with Michael Williams and support staff in 2005 suffering with spinal problems and pain Michael helped me in many ways be it therapy movements, exercises or things to do at home to help alleviate the extensive pain Following 2stage spine surgery in 2006, I returned to Michael for therapy and wellness exercise guidance Throughout the ensuing years, I have returned to the wellness program always benefiting from the wise guidance of Michael and dedicated staffJanuary 2012 brought my rotator cuff repair surgery and I again returned to San Luis Sports Therapy Jason Godfrey was my physical therapist and, as Michael, did an outstanding job in therapy care, in expediting my rehab then, subsequently, directing an excellent wellness program for ongoing improvement The strongly committed and patient staff continues to guide my exercise programThrough the years, I have been impressed with the high level of expertise and enthusiasm Michael generates as he cares for the clients Jasons knowledge and personable interactions with the clients is equally impressive and coupled with Michaels many attributes, creates an excellent balance for staff and clients alike"