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After breast cancer surgery it is common to have swelling, stiffness in the shoulder or have trouble moving your arm.. You may also feel tightness in your chest and back because of poor posture following surgery. Addressing these and other physical issues are an important part of your recovery.

A Physiotherapist is available, and can help you during your recovery from breast cancer surgery by:

  • following up with you after breast cancer surgery, before you go home
  • teaching you helpful techniques to manage pain
  • creating a home exercise plan to improve strength
  • connecting you with community exercise programs

Presently, physiotherapy is only available to patients of the Odette Cancer Centre's Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre.

If you have Physiotherapy questions, please speak with a member of your care team for a referral.

For more information, please call us at 416-480-4623.

You may also find useful resources through the following websites:

Wellspring Cancer Exercise Class
Wellspring Yoga for Recovery
Wellspring Yoga for Symptom Management
Wellspring Tai Chi
Wellspring Qi Gong
Toronto Rehab Institute Breast Cancer Program


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Patient and Family Support

Phone: 416-480-4623
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.