Even those who have not developed lymphedema after breast cancer surgery can benefit from the care that our specially trained therapists provide. Find out more.
Concerned about your lack of mobility or lymphedema? ShechterCare is a private facility devoted to providing rehabilitation therapy to patients who have had breast cancer surgery resulting in lymphedema, swelling, scar tissue formation and shoulder/chest range of motion issues. In addition we also treat secondary lower extremity lymphedema due to lymph node removal/damage due to cancer, radiation therapy, trauma and orthopedic swelling as well as primary lower extremity swelling and/or venous insufficiency. We can help.
It is important and beneficial to exercise after breast cancer surgery. Our skilled therapist can create an individualized exercise program to alleviate your pain, while increasing your mobility and strength.
The Pink Ribbon Program is a Pilates-based exercise program developed by an exercise physiologist and breast cancer survivor to help individuals to regain mobility, improve quality of life post-surgically and to assist individuals in returning to their previous level of function without pain and/or limitation. The Pink Ribbon Program is a gentle, staged process that begins when the person is either six weeks post op, or has received clearance from their doctor to begin gentle exercise. Successful evaluation and treatment of the person after surgery is essential for recovery and prevention of lymphedema. Cynthia Shechter is now certified through the Pink Ribbon Program and is working directly with the program founder to develop what will hopefully become the new treatment standard for all breast cancer survivors.