It might be a good idea to liase with her physical therapist if you have questions.
However, if I can make one suggestions, I would really take the time to educate myself before I began working with your client or perhaps look for a fitness professional on this portal who has experience working with women who have undergone breast reconstruction utilizing the TRAM flap.
I wish you all the best.
I just saw this post – sorry for the late reply.
TRAM stands for Transverse Rectus Abdominas Myocutaneous Flap. It is the Rectus Abdominas that is removed , and the amount depends on whether the plastic surgeon needs tissue for one or both breasts. I would get as much information as possible. I agree with Joanne.
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Naomi Aaronson MA OTR/L CET CPI
this surgery is very invasive and it is true that some procedures cut the abdominal muscle others don’t. Here is a link for you:
As I am not sure what happened to your client but have worked with women that had the surgery with attached abdominal muscle. Here is another helpful link: http://www.pinkribbonprogram.com/
There is a lot of pain and lack of mobility. I can not make a clear recommendation based on your statement but those 2 links maybe helpful. If you like reach out to me and clarify.