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Postoperative treatment of breast cancer by Winback



Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. It is estimated that one out of 11 women will be affected by breast cancer over the course of her life. There are several types of breast cancer. The most common forms are:

  • non-invasive cancer that forms inside the milk ducts of the breast
  • invasive cancer that affects the tissues around these ducts. Invasive cancer has a higher risk of spreading in the breast and to other organs if it is not treated quickly.

Detected early, breast cancer is particularly easy to treat and it is not necessarily essential to remove the whole affected breast.


A few symptoms can be outward signs of breast cancer:

  • A lump in the breast (fixed or mobile). This is the most common symptom, for men and women. (however, the majority of lumps detected in the breast are not cancerous!)
  • Fluids leaking spontaneously from the nipple;
  • A retracted nipple (inward facing nipple);
  • A change in the appearance of the skin of the breast: thickening or hardening (“orange peel”), unusual roughness, warmth, change (desquamation) in the skin around the nipple;
  • An unusual change in the size or shape of the breast.

Be careful, many factors can influence the mammary tissue and change the appearance of the breast: pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, a cyst in the breast, an infection, etc. Therefore there is no need to panic over nothing!


Your physical therapist equipped with Winback Tecartherapy aims to relieve the symptoms of lymphedema. The practices of drainage and stretching the arm and shoulder will significantly relieve pain. A manual lymphatic drainage treatment will then be done to stimulate lymphatic circulation.

The physical therapist generally intervenes in surgery:

After the ablation of the sentinel node or after the axillary node dissection,, to maintain mobility in the upper operated limb. At this time, Winback allows for different articulations with a total anesthetic with the selection of the resistive RET method. In the case of lymphedema (lymphatic edema in the arm), Winback prefers drainage through selective stimulation of different glands (local vasodilation) by applying an MIX3 focal electrode. Winback therapy works to actively fight lymphedema in the arm. This type of complication affects close to 1 out of 4 women. This complication is characterized by an edema at arm level on the affected side. The arm therefore has a tendency to swell. It becomes heavy and painful. The lymphedema can manifest several days after the treatment and up to months, even years, later. The use of Winback TECAR Therapy helps to prevent lymphedema or to keep it from worsening. L’utilisation de la TECAR Thérapie Winback permet de prévenir le lymphoedème ou d’éviter qu’il ne s’aggrave.

Before a breast reconstruction, to prepare the skin and muscles, the therapist uses different methods to improve tissue flexibility. Tecar 4.0 works to rapidly target the different layers of skin. Opt for the novel resistive RET method + facilitate the manual palpating-rolling method for unrivaled comfort.

After a prosthesis reconstructionto fight adhesions. Winback works out different protocols to reduce possible lymphatic circulation problems or hematomas. Energy from Winback accelerates the healing of scar tissue.

After a latissimus dorsi reconstruction to eliminate adhesions where the dorsal muscle has been collected, and eliminate all risk of subsequent fibrosis, Winback innovates with a resistive SuperBeat method combining diathermy and neuro-sensory recruitment through basic electrotherapy (largely acknowledged in the world at a low frequency).

In case of postoperative pain, Winback proposes sessions using the SWAP method for an immediate anesthetic effect, comfort, and functional movements. This option alternates between capacitive and resistive modes throughout the session.

2017-01-26T11:09:21+00:00 25 september, 2015|