Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

The Program  |  Therapy Options  |  Eligibility  | Locations

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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network’s physical therapists and occupational therapists have specialized training in breast surgery rehabilitation.


The Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program

A treatment plan will be customized to determine your patient’s appropriate rehabilitation program for a return to function and activity as soon as possible. The program is conducted in phases and you may refer a patient at any point during their care for any phase of the program.

Pre-Surgical Evaluation

  • Baseline Information and Measurements.
  • Exercise and Lymphedema Education.

Post-Surgery Therapy 

  • Range of Motion, Strengthening, and Stretching.
  • Manual Techniques and Exercise Protocols for the Patient with Reconstruction.

Strength and Fitness 

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Therapy Options

Lymphedema Management
More information on annual lymph drainage, compression therapy and therapeutic exercise, and skin care. 

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
More information on post-op precautions, sensations after breast surgery, practicing good posture, and exercises after surgery.

Geriatric Oncology
More information on proper walking motion, reducing falls, and tips to manage dizziness.

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Eligibility

Your patient can benefit from the program if she is unable to perform any of these functional activities. 

Right now, can she:

  • Place an item in overhead cabinets?
  • Fasten her bra in the back?
  • Lift a gallon of milk and get it on the top shelf of the refrigerator?
  • Push a vacuum cleaner?
  • Carry a bag of groceries?
  • Push or pull an object such as a heavy door?
  • Grasp and hold a coffee cup, steering wheel or doorknob?
  • Button a blouse or type on a computer?

Or does she have:

  • Swelling in the arm or hand?
  • Pain limiting movement or function?
  • Loss of strength or range of motion?

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Locations

Balance Center

Balance Center
988 Silas Deane Highway Rehab Suite
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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196 Waterford Parkway South Suite 202
Waterford, CT 06385
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406 Farmington Avenue 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
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330 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
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Conklin Building

Conklin Building
80 Seymour Street 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
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701 North Colony Road Suite 102
Wallingford, CT 06492
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230 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042
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1064 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
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Bishop's Corner

Bishop's Corner
334 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Blue Back Square

Blue Back Square
65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut
183 North Mountain Road
New Britain, CT 06053
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1025 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain General Campus)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain General Campus)
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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1060 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut
440 New Britain Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062
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Family Health Center

Family Health Center
5 Founders Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut - Bradley Memorial Campus

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Avenue
Southington, CT 06489
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Outpatient Rehab Clinic

Outpatient Rehab Clinic
85 Seymour Street Suite 604
Hartford, CT 06106
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Sky Top

Sky Top
1012 East Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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80 South Main Street Suite LL02
Winsted, CT 06098
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