Axillary post-lymphadenectomy rehabilitation exercises
From Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, patients with upper extremity lymphedema can benefit from the “Walking Health” program, which consists of introducing Nordic walking as a regular physical exercise.
Nordic walking is a physical activity that consists of walking in a harmonious and balanced way with specially designed canes, with a specific technique in which 90% of body muscles participate. It is considered a new concept of healthy movement that must be accompanied by a learning technique.
Applied to the field of health, Nordic walking is healthy, safe and easily incorporated into daily life. The health benefits are achieved with regular practice:
- Improves coordination, balance and muscular endurance.
- Decreases impact on joints towards normal gait.
- It provides more benefits than walking and is especially recommended for people with chronic heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, chronic pain and impaired mood.