Breast Cancer

Lymphedema treatment & Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after Breast Cancer in London. Lymphatic Drainage, Exercises & fatigue management in London, at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 & Clapham SW4

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Lymphatic drainage to treat Lymphoedema and rehabilitation with our breast cancer specialist physiotherapist

Women that are treated for breast cancer might need to undergo radiotherapy, chemotherapy or surgery as part of their treatment.  All these treatments can cause pain and stiffness in the chest, armpit, shoulder and arm area as a side effect. Surgery can also cause swelling and numbness along with general fatigue. Physiotherapy can help manage all these side effects and help regain mobility by improving range of motion and reducing pain. At Mummy’s Physio London, we have specialised physiotherapists who can help with your lymphedema and regain strength, mobility and overall better health after breast cancer.

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If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Lymphatic drainage, lymphedema treatment &Rehabilitation after breast cancer in London at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 westminster and Clapham SW4

We offer individual treatment sessions at home in London, so you don’t have to worry about travelling while you’re still recovering after surgery. However, if you prefer, we can also treat you at one of our practices, in Belgravia SW1 Westminster near Victoria Station, Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument or Clapham SW4 between clapham common and clapham south station.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

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Lymphedema, Lymphatic drainage and Treatments we offer for patients after breast cancer in London

Lymphatic drainage to treat lymphoedema after breast cancer in London

Following breast cancer or breast cancer surgery, it is common for lymphoedema  to appear in the arms or hands. Lymphoedema usually appears when the lymph nodes have been removed or if you have had radiotherapy on the lymph nodes. Regular lymphatic drainage offers relief from the lymphoedema as well as from the pain and discomfort. Our specialized physiotherapist in London will use specific lymphatic drainage techniques for patients with breast cancer.

Lymphoedema treatment after breast cancer in London

One in five women will experience lymphoedema after breast surgery for lymph node removal. The term refers to swelling in the armpit and breast area, caused by fluid gathered in the area, due to the lymphatic system not working properly after the surgery. Studies have shown that early physiotherapy is a very effective intervention in the prevention of secondary lymphoedema. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) will help move the fluid from the affected area to where the lymphatic system works properly in order to reduce swelling. Our specialised London physiotherapist can show you some stretching exercises that will also help.

Cording Rehabilitation and Stretching in London following a breast cancer surgery with our London Physiotherapist

Another side effect of the surgery can be Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), also known as cording. It refers to the feeling of having a tight cord running down the affected arm, from the armpit to the elbow, or sometimes down the entire arm. It will feel painful and tight, and lifting your arms or extending your elbow fully might be difficult. Manual therapy can help release the cord tissue in order to improve your range of motion. You will be also given stretching exercises by our specialised physiotherapist, which you can perform on your own in between sessions. These will help you improve your range of motion further.

Fatigue Management and exercises in London after breast cancer

Our specialised London physiotherapist will prescribe you an exercise program as well as advice on fatigue management and energy preservation, so you can slowly return to your usual level of fitness and regain your levels of energy and your strength.

Lymphatic drainage Treatment at Home or at the Practice

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