Bethesda Hospital East

Recovering from Breast Surgery


The Post-surgical Breast Cancer Education and Exercise Session at Bethesda Outpatient Rehabilitation helps individuals who experience shoulder or edema (swelling) problems following breast surgery. Individuals within a month or two of their procedure could benefit from this class.


During this session, you will:

  • Learn signs of potential shoulder problems
  • Learn exercises and activities to avoid shoulder problems 
  • Learn how to ensure optimal shoulder function 
  • Understand the risks of arm edema 
  • Learn strategies to prevent potential arm edema 
  • Learn methods to avoid potential breast edema 
  • Learn what to do should arm edema appear later in life
  • Sessions are FREE and can be individual or small group.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please call Bethesda Outpatient Rehabilitation at 561.292.4950.