This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. Hide this message

Our services

Physiotherapy lymphoedema and breast cancer service

The physiotherapy breast cancer and lymphoedema service is based in the Breast Unit, Magnolia Centre, York Hospital.

Physiotherapy provides specialist assessment, treatment and management for patients who have or are at risk of developing upper limb, breast or truncal lymphoedema following breast surgery. Manual lymphatic drainage, lymphatic bandaging and kineosiotaping is available. Patients requiring compression garment are measured and fitted with an initial  arm garment.

There is physiotherapy expertise in the management of cording , scar and tissue tightness following mastectomy , axillary dissection and beast reconstruction.

A Return to Movement class is held in the Breast Unit once a month for individuals who have recently undergone breast surgery included are supervised shoulder exercises, advice on arm position and exercises during radiotherapy  and lymphoedema information and advice. A further session is offered at 4 to 6 months which includes advice and information on returning to exercise and further supervised shoulder exercises.

IMG_4122

Feedback

IMG_2845

Your Visit

Chinese Poland

View all languages >

 

If you have travelled from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau to the UK in the last 14 days and are experiencing symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or fever please don’t go to your GP practice or come to hospital.  Please stay indoors, avoid contact with others and ring NHS 111 for advice. You should follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

If you are looking for general information on the coronavirus outbreak please visit the nhs.uk website or www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Our hospitals are running as usual and you should continue to use services as normal and as appropriate.