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Nov 27, 2020

Can a client with extensive scarring from multiple surgeries for breast cancer have improved pain and range of motion with just a few sessions? It seems implausible, but it happens more than you’d think.


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Franchelli, S. et al. (2012). “Breast Implant Infections after Surgical Reconstruction in Patients with Breast Cancer: Assessment of Risk Factors and Pathogens over Extended Post-Operative Observation.Surgical Infections 13, no. 33 (2012): 154–58. 


Lewis, P. A., & Cunningham, J. E. (2016). “Dynamic Angular Petrissage as Treatment for Axillary Web Syndrome Occurring after Surgery for Breast Cancer: A Case Report.International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 9, no. 2 (2016): 28–37.


Sinha, I. et al. (2017). “Late Surgical Site Infection in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 139, no. 1 (2017): 20–8. 


Wilk, I. et al. (2015). “Application of Tensegrity Massage to Relive Complications After Mastectomy—Case Report.Rehabilitation Nursing: The Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 40, no. 5 (2015): 294–304.


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