WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES
At Peak Physical Therapy, our women’s health PT Tiffany Purcell is specialized in helping women find relief and regain their strength.
If you are experiencing back and leg pain or discomfort due to pregnancy, we can provide much-needed relief.
After a mastectomy, we will help you regain your mobility by focusing on exercising your arms and shoulders.
Mastectomy, with or without reconstruction, is a surgical procedure that affects large areas of soft tissue in the upper body. Following mastectomy surgery, it is important to address the upper body areas involved so that you can reach your goals for recovery and return to typical activities of daily living as well as hobbies and recreational activities.
Although this journey varies greatly among individuals, due to factors including different surgical methods and other treatments that may be ongoing during recovery from surgery, some common areas that PT can address include:
> Pain > Shoulder range of motion > Scar tissue >Swelling > Strength
It is important to be proactive throughout the recovery process. To regain full motion and keep pain levels at a minimum, it is crucial to address these issues early in the healing process to prevent adverse scar tissue formation. I recommend that you schedule your initial physical therapy appointment about 3 weeks following surgery. At that point, I can evaluate your current progress and present a proposed treatment plan. Often appointments will be 1-2 times per week for 1-4 weeks.
This can be a very difficult time physically and emotionally. It is Tiffany’s goal to work with you to help you reach your goals for recovery.