Our Mission


Provide educational support to breast cancer survivors and medical professionals about breast cancer recovery and rehabilitation so we can prevent and conquer the side effects of breast cancer.

Our Goal


Skilled physical and occupational therapists in cancer care can assess for deficits, create an exercise plan and teach manual therapies such as self manual lymph drainage to potentially prevent lymphedema and arm morbidities. For patients who have developed pain, stiffness, or swelling, physical and occupational therapists can address these areas with specialized manual techniques, exercises and further education to optimize functional mobility.

Meet the team


Michelle Rice, founder of “Conquer Breast Cancer”, is a physical therapist with twenty years of experience and specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation.She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor Degree in Human and Organizational Development and received her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has extensive knowledge in manual therapies and incorporates craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, soft tissue mobilization, scar release, manual lymph drainage, yoga, breath control and relaxation techniques into her treatments. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and yoga instructor.

She owns Preserva Therapy Group where she provides personalized outpatient therapy treatment to women and men on their path to recovery after cancer.

Michelle Rice PT, MSPT, CLT, RYT, CBCT

Founder

Vicki Martin graduated from South University in WPB with an AS as a physical therapy assistant. Before becoming a PTA in 2007 she became a massage therapist in 1995 and worked with an Orthopedic and Neurology practice to get her physical therapy experience. She brings more than 20 years of experience with specialties in manual therapy, pain management, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation and cancer recovery care. She specializes in breast cancer recovery and is lymphedema certified and helps by teaching survivors and therapists to prevent and conquer the side effects after breast cancer.

Vicki lives in Lake Placid with her husband and two children and is a native to South Florida. She and her husband have been certified foster parents over 5 years and lead a Foster/Adoption Support Group at their church. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors and sharing her time with her children, family and community.

Vicki Martin PTA, LMT, CLT, CBCT

Teacher Assistant