You or someone close to you knows all too well the pain, tingling, burning, restriction of movement, and edema that can make up Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS). Pain from PMPS has been described as a burning sensation; a shooting, stabbing pain or a throbbing, aching or oppressing pain. It typically occurs in the upper arm, underarm region, shoulder and chest wall—areas served by the damaged intercostobrachial nerve. However, pain could also occur in the surgical scar.
The treatment protocols developed at Advacare evolved over the past 36 years of dealing with soft tissue injuries and the residual effects of adhesions and scar tissue were motivated by Dr. Lenselink’s own injuries and subsequent multiple surgeries to his knee and leg and his ongoing battle with scar tissue pain. He discovered that the restriction of movement from the scars and adhesions had far reaching effects to his knee as well as affecting the lower back, hips and even his shoulders. Over the years Dr. Lenselink developed different combinations of therapy techniques that dealt with the edema, tightness and restriction to the scar lines and the surrounding tissues affected.
Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports massage, soft tissue mobilization, and electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with K laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
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