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Post-surgery Exercises

Kate Perkins from Bounce Back from Breast Cancer, takes us through some basic exercises that are recommended for recovery after breast surgery.

Why is Exercise Important After Surgery?

It is so natural to want to adopt a protective posture post breast cancer surgery, and not want to use the affected arm. This can contribute to loss of shoulder range of movement and function. By rolling your shoulders when you’re up and out of bed following surgery, will help maintain shoulder mobility.

Most people don’t realise that your recovery after surgery can be really hampered if you are not guided through a specialised exercise program. 

Shoulder Rolls

Shoulder Rolls are recommended for breast cancer patients to do immediately after surgery to help maintain shoulder movement.

Single Arm Raise

The single arm raise is a movement that breast cancer patients to commence doing immediately after surgery.

Wall Push Ups

Kate demonstrates and explains the wall push up – a movement that breast cancer patients to commence post surgery to aid in recovery.

Bicep Curls

The bicep curl is a strengthening exercise to recommended for breast cancer patients to do prior to surgery or 3-4 weeks and beyond post-surgery.

About the Bounce Back from Breast Cancer Program

The Bounce Back from Breast Cancer program is designed to help you regain movement, mobility, and strength before, during and following breast cancer treatment.

Click here to find out more and use promo code FPBBFBC50 for a $50 discount.

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