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
"My doctor referred me to San Luis Sports Therapy for physical therapy She told me she was a client and had great relief with excellent results Pains in both arms and my neckdisrupted several years of sleepSide effects from statin medication affected and weakened overall muscle strength I lost overall muscle strengthMeeting the staff and knowing what to expect, in a warm, receptive, environment, where all are extremely knowledgeable, and are experts in getting resultsI felt like my experience was a miracle I'm not sure how to say thanks to a group that relieves pain and saved me from surgeryIf I could tell others who suffer from pain about San Luis Sports Therapy, I would say have your doctor write a prescription and experience the results many have receivedI can't begin to thank all of you"