Monday was the kickoff to Diana Tjaden of Full Circle Physical Therapy and Michele Nachshen of Pink Lotus Therapy joining the program and beginning their consultations in our office. It was such a natural segue from appointment with one of the doctors to consult with Michele and/or Diana. The benefit of having one home, one base is a great convenience for our patients and has seamlessly expanded our integrative approach to breast care.
As part of the Patient Empowerment Program, Diana and Michele met with a group of patients undergoing mastectomy or breast reconstruction to teach them how physical and occupational therapy can benefit them throughout their treatment and recovery. After their introductions, they began consultations in suite 150. They will continue holding consultations and evaluations every other Monday at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC.
As Diana and Michele discussed with the group, physical and occupational therapy can help patients with their mobility, which is often limited after surgery. Additionally, they can teach you how to move around safely and provide tailored exercise programs to slowly rebuild strength lost during the surgery process.
Welcome to the program, Diana and Michele!
I hope everyone takes advantage of these wonderful resources.
All appointments should be made directly with them:
Diana, Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery Program: 516.741.7000
Michele, Pink Lotus Therapy: 516.544.8898
- Mollie Sugarman, Clinical Director, Patient Empowerment Program
Photos: (top) Michele and Diana demonstrating mobility limitations; (bottom) Michele