Macmillan Specialist Breast Care Physiotherapy Service - Salford Royal

Our Specialist Physiotherapy Service is available for any patients diagnosed with breast cancer in Salford. We provide assessment, treatment and support for any physical consequence of breast cancer treatment.

This well established and evidence-based Service is designed to support the needs of patients from their diagnosis, through their treatment pathway and beyond. 

Some examples of what we treat: 

  • Arm/shoulder/neck/upper back pain 

  • Restricted movement or weakness 

  • Scar tightness 

  • Cording 

  • Breast cancer related lymphoedema (swelling) 

  • Reduced function following breast reconstructive surgery 

Following an individual and holistic assessment of a patient’s needs we can offer a large range of treatment including: 

  • Education 

  • Hands-on treatment

  • Compression garments 

  • Exercise prescription 

  • Deep oscillation therapy 

  • Kinesio-tape 

  • Onward referrals 

  • Emotional support 

Once you have referred yourself or a member of your team has made the referral, we will contact you over the phone to arrange your initial consultation. We offer a range of face to face appointments, telephone consultations and video calls using a virtual platform. You will see the same Specialist Physiotherapist for each appointment.

Adults over the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and live in Salford can access this Service. 

You can self-refer via telephone or email, or alternatively a member of your Breast Team or GP can refer you: 

Tel: 0161 206 1193 


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