Sports and Ortho provides a unique edge when it comes to post-mastectomy care. Oftentimes following mastectomy and/or reconstruction, patients may find it painful and difficult to move the arm on the affected side, limiting their ability to get back to day to day life as normal. This is due to post-operative scar tissue and/or lymphededema, in the majority of cases. The Graston Technique® is a specialized system of soft tissue mobilization that effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation, both of which directly contribute to a patients pain and mobility restrictions. Utilizing the Graston Technique®, your physical therapist can more effectively and efficiently restore a patients proper shoulder girdle mobility to help them get back to what they love to do without pain and discomfort. An added benefit of the Graston treatment is a notable improvement in the cosmesis of the scar, as well as the mobility of the breast tissue, the effects of which are so remarkable that patients are referred by plastic surgeons solely for this purpose. There are trained providers at each and every one of the clinic locations.
Should you have any questions regarding the Graston Technique® or post-mastectomy physical therapy, For more information, Contact us at Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn, IL centers.