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The physical therapists at Cedars-Sinai Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department strive to return you to normal health and function as quickly as possible after surgery. We begin with an hour-long evaluation session. During this evaluation, the therapists assess your pain complaints, range of motion, posture, strength, joint mobility, incision site healing, ability to reach and nerve mobility. If you have had lymph node surgery, we measure your arms and counsel you on skin care, and the prevention of lymphedema.
Physical therapy treatments include gentle stretching, massage (to improve incision site healing and range of motion), joint mobilization, postural reeducation, strengthening, nerve gliding, and home exercise programs.