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Breast Health Surveillance Program

Horizon’s Physiotherapy staff provides a surveillance program to patients requiring breast health surgery. This includes pre-operative, post-operative (1-3 weeks post-surgery), and ongoing visits. This schedule depends on a patient’s health status to ensure they regain upper extremity movement with exercise and receive education to monitor for complications like lymphedema or axillary web syndrome. You will be referred to the Physiotherapy department prior to surgery by your surgeon or breast health nurse. You will then be assigned a physiotherapist who will be a resource to you throughout the first year after surgery or longer as needed to address any problems that arise. As an example, he/she will take measurements of your arm movement and size of arm. You will be given an educational booklet that you should bring to your appointments.

  • When attending an appointment, be prepared to expose the affected area in a comfortable setting.
  • It is best to wear comfortable clothing that allows access to the affected joint (knee, shoulder, ankle, etc.) when you come for your appointment.
  • Patients can be referred by their primary care provider/surgeon for physiotherapy treatments. Patients also have the option to self-refer to our department.

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Fredericton) 700 Priestman St. , PO Box 9000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5N5 506-452-5400
Queens North Community Health Centre 1100 Pleasant Drive, Minto, New Brunswick, E4B 2V6 506-327-7800

Facility Name Address Phone
Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

Facility Name Address Phone
Sackville Memorial Hospital 8 Main St., Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 4A3 506-364-4100
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111
Albert County Community Health Centre 8 Forestdale Road, Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, E4H 3Y7 506-882-3100

Facility Name Address Phone
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000