“Back Flap” Surgery

by Naomi Aaronson |   Date Released : 15 Jun 2006
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Naomi Aaronson

About the author: Naomi Aaronson

Naomi Aaronson MA, OTR/L, CHT, is a nationally known presenter and author. She is an occupational therapist and fitness instructor who has presented for Brick Bodies, the Cotting Connection, IDEA Fitness Fusion and occupational therapy students at Touro College and SUNY Downstate. Naomi is a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA, and NASM. As a co-author of the learning CD "Breast Cancer Recovery: On Land and In Water" and "The Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program," Naomi seeks to educate fitness professionals throughout the world. In addition, her published works have been featured in ADVANCE magazine, Exploring Hand Therapy, IDEA Journal and MAMM magazines.

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Aaronson, Naomi | 21 Sep 2012, 22:44 PM

HI!
Thank-you for your question.
First, this response is nor intended to substitute for medical advice. Secondly, more information is necessary to provide a safe and effective program. When did she have the surgery? Does she have an implant with it? Can you get more information from her plastic surgeon? Before using an exercise, ask yourself what is the purpose of the exercise? Review the above recommendations.

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Shelley, Zane | 20 Sep 2012, 20:25 PM

What are the limitations to range of motion and strength training for a back flap surgery? My client is worried about doing overhead movements such as pullups because she can feel the front trap muscles below her chest.

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