In my practice, I have been working with Oncologists, Plastic Surgeons, and Breast Cancer survivors during and after all necessary treatments and procedures. Between positions that you are held in for certain tests and the surgeries themselves your soft tissue and joints become misaligned and create altered patterns of movement. This new research supports this, however it doesn’t test manual physical therapy and skilled exercises yet as a treatment to help this problem.
I have seen drastic differences in patients active range of motion, pain, and functional activities from a round of physical therapy using manual hands on techniques, as well as muscle energy techniques followed by neurological re-education to the faulty muscles. Restoring normal motion patterns, and giving patients the much needed relief they have been hoping for.
This research article was from PT Journal.