Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Breast cancer rehabilitation targets the specific and unique needs of the breast cancer survivor before, during and after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all survivors so that they may resume their usual level of activity after medical treatment has ended.

Evaluation and treatment is performed by experienced physical and occupational therapists who are also certified lymphedema therapists.

Anyone who has undergone lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary lymph node dissection, chemotherapy, breast reconstruction and/or radiation therapy can benefit from the individualized breast cancer rehabilitation offered by Sentara Martha Jefferson Physical Therapy.

What to Expect

Each breast cancer patient's needs are unique. Your first appointment will consist of a comprehensive evaluation that will begin with a detailed medical history. Assessment of shoulder mobility, upper extremity limb volumes and scar mobility will enable us to design a rehabilitation program to fit your individual needs. Lymphedema prevention education will also be included in the first evaluation session. At the end of your evaluation, you and your therapist will agree on a plan of care for future visits if they are needed.

Our private treatment rooms are located in the Women's Center on the third floor of Sentara Martha Jefferson's beautiful Outpatient Care Center. Our treatment setting is quiet and aesthetically pleasing, while allowing for easy access to the second floor physical and occupational therapy gym.

How We Can Help

Whether it's making your next course treatment easier, or helping you get back to full health after your treatment, we can help.

Through balance training, teaching stretching techniques and helping you stay active, we can help you with the following conditions: