A Physical Therapy Program for      
Breast Cancer Recovery

FC logo for homeAN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS

March 26, 2020

To our wonderful ladies,

During this turbulent time, we want you to know we are still here for you during your journey.

As you may know, we had to make the difficult decision to close the office on Monday, March 23rd, in light of the COVID-19 virus. It was out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of all of you, who we care so much about. This was something none of us could’ve predicted and was a really challenging decision that had to be made.

Our plan is to be back in the office treating within one month’s time. For now, we would like to continue treating you by using Telehealth! This is a brand-new service that is being adapted by physical therapists and physicians across the country at this time, so we can continue to deliver the care that is still needed and stay connected to you. This platform will be HIPPA compliant.

Even though this will not be the traditional “hands-on care” you are used to receiving, which is one of our very favorite parts to deliver as therapists, we feel we can still be effective in different ways. We will be able to communicate with you through a platform that allows us to see each other and hear each other. We will be able to guide you through your exercise programs, progress your exercises, and educate you on such things as reducing the risk of lymphedema, surgical guidelines (though we're not sure that is a good idea at this time?), and your current treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, estrogen blocking medications).

Full Circle's mission was to create a safe space for women who are recovering from breast cancer, a place where you would be supported by skilled staff and to be able to share in one another's healing journeys throughout the process. This vision became reality when we opened the doors to the office over 9 years ago. We, as your staff, feel privileged to share in this healing journey, and believe your quality of life is of utmost importance.

We already miss seeing your faces and the strong sense of community that you ladies create.

We want you to know we will continue to be here for you. Please look for updated information on how to connect via Telehealth. Stay safe, and may peace be with you and your loved ones. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the emails below with any questions or concerns.

DIANA TJADEN, PT, DPT
Founder of Full Circle Physical Therapy
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KATHY SLAKA, PT, MSPT, LMT
Founder of WISH Therapies, PLLC
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SANDRA ZAMPARO, PT, MSPT
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FRAN ROTHE, PTA
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Full Circle Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy facility on Long Island exclusively devoted to the care and treatment of patients with breast cancer. Our Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery Program is a comprehensive, individualized physical therapy program designed to alleviate the pain and discomfort of breast cancer for women at all phases of recovery. Whether you're newly diagnosed, going through radiation or chemotherapy treatments, recovering from a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, or a longtime breast cancer survivor, we have a program just for you.

A Note from Diana

Invincible - Breast Cancer Recovery Program"As the developer and founder of the Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery Program, I know that physical therapy intervention can help alleviate pain and discomfort, minimize scar tissue formation, maintain your range of motion, and keep you strong. As a physical therapist, I've been trained in the medical aspects of cancer pathology as well as surgical and treatment management. My staff and I believe in the importance of taking a full-body approach to physical therapy. Our strong manual therapy background enables us to successfully evaluate and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions, which often contribute to loss of function. This philosophy focuses on identifying the causes of the muscular imbalances which commonly develop after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy treatment. Hands-on treatment, individualized programs, and patient education are the key components to achieving a positive outcome.

Thank you for visiting the Full Circle Breast Cancer Recovery website. I wish you the best of luck in your journey."

—DIANA TJADEN, PT, DPT
Developer & Founder,
Full Circle Recovery Program
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"Invincible" photo © Susan G. Komen Foundation | komen.org

A Q&A with Diana

See what program Developer and Director Diana Tjaden has said about the rewards and challenges of starting and running this unique program.

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