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Physiotherapy is allied in rehabilitation after breast cancer

Physiotherapy is allied in rehabilitation after breast cancer

Breast disorders represent an important public health problem in the Brazil currently. Breast cancer is the second most frequent type of cancer in the world and the first in Brazil, corresponding to one of the main causes of death in the country. Several campaigns in Brazil and the world have guided the population that cancer is curable if detected and treated early.

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Physical therapy has played an important role in the prevention of possible complications and in the rehabilitation of a cancer patient. Although the physiotherapy work in this area is still new, it has expanded considerably. And it aims to preserve, maintain and restore the kinetic-functional integrity of organs and systems and prevent the disorders caused by oncological treatments, especially those more radical like mastectomy. In this case, the physiotherapy acts in the pre and in the immediate and late postoperative period. Accompanying the patient from the period of preparation for surgery to functional rehabilitation in the postoperative period.

The preoperative phase is quite important, since it reduces the length of hospital stay and allows the patient to return more quickly to daily activities. occupational diseases. In the immediate postoperative period, respiratory, circulatory and motor complications are focused. In the late stage, it is sought to avoid complications such as movement limitations, lymphedema and scar adhesion. Pain is a frequent complaint of the patient and should be controlled and treated at all stages of the disease. The physiotherapist can utilize a variety of techniques and methods to achieve his goals, including manual lymphatic drainage maneuvers, exercises breathing exercises, global stretching exercises and muscle strengthening as in pilates, as well as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation movements and functional activities. Global postural reeducation (RPG) can also be applied to improve posture. The analgesic resources (Tens, cryotherapy, passive mobilization, muscular relaxation techniques) complement the physiotherapeutic treatment.

Oncologic physiotherapy, therefore, contributes to the rehabilitation of cancer patients, bringing functional independence and enabling a better quality of life with return the social life.


Strategies to improve your fitness

Strategies to improve your fitness

The lifestyle adopted by most people today is based on sedentary lifestyle, coupled with the increasing use of technology, leads thousands of people to inactivity. With this, the physical fitness of the population is well below expectations. Physical exercises and physical activities put your body in motion.

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FITNESS

FITNESS

What makes us look all the time for the clock when we're training? Time does not pass, exercises are boring. We know that physical exercises are great for our health, we set goals and objectives to start or restart our Training Program, but the will does not come or often the time does not pass. What to do?

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