Rehabilitation from the inside out
Imagine not being able to hug your loved one or pick up your child, reach towards the kitchen shelf or open the car door. Breast cancer patients and survivors often experience decreased range of motion, weakness, pain, fatigue and lymphedema (swelling of the arm). Many patients also experience distress, anger and fear.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization created to meet these needs and improve the quality of life for patients with breast cancer through specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation, including physical and massage therapy, nutritional counseling, lymphedema screening and management, emotional support and tailored fitness classes.
TurningPoint also offers a wide variety of educational programs on topics related to breast cancer survivorship for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Since opening our doors in 2003, we have served thousands of women and men going through breast cancer.
Here to help
A breast cancer diagnosis begins a life-changing journey that often results in physical and emotional side effects that impact quality of life. We’re committed to serving the courageous and inspiring fighters across Georgia and we’ll walk beside them through the next steps and beyond. Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with us today.
All services are offered in-person and virtually to serve patients across Georgia.
Physical therapy includes hands-on stretching, manual therapy and exercise for joints and muscles that are stiff, painful and have lost range of motion after mastectomy, lumpectomy, radiation or reconstruction. Specific strengthening for the shoulder and core (abdominal and trunk muscles) can help individuals return to their usual functional level. Treatment is gentle and appropriate for each phase of recovery and treatment. We also provide comprehensive and evidence-based lymphedema (swelling of the arm) treatment.
Battling breast cancer is emotionally exhausting. Research shows that individuals with a strong community of support have better health outcomes. We offer support groups and individual counseling sessions that help with stress management, coping skills and anxiety.
Research proves that exercise during and after breast cancer improves overall quality of life, reduces fatigue, helps with lymphedema management and even decreases the risk of recurrence. TurningPoint provides individualized exercise programs, group classes and virtual exercise instruction and classes.
TurningPoint dietitians assist patients in maintaining a healthy
diet which can help to boost their immune systems, achieve an ideal body weight and reduce the side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation. TurningPoint dietitians offer monthly education courses as well as one-on-one sessions to customize nutritional needs.
At TurningPoint, we combine lymphatic massage with relaxation and therapeutic massage. Relaxation and therapeutic massage can help relieve pain, decrease muscle tension and soreness, improve lymphatic flow and provide relaxation. Massage therapy at TurningPoint is customized at each session.
Help us help others
Your support helps individuals with breast cancer feel better faster and resume activities enjoyed prior to their breast cancer diagnosis.