Fencing as a physiotherapy activity for breast cancer women has been practiced in France for years. Recently it has also been introduced in Italy and the technicians of Accademia Scherma Milano have followed the training courses necessary to be able to insert it among the proposals of the hall. Studies show that practicing sports after a breast cancer intervention improves the immune response and adherence to therapies. In particular the fencing practiced with the saber helps women in rehabilitation because it improves the joint mobility of the operated part, strengthens the affected muscle bundles and helps to counteract the lymphedema.
The saber is the type of weapon used because it is the lightest and involves the execution of wider movements, such as lifting the arm up to the head or the lateral openings: all gestures that help to recover the joint mobility of the arm and shoulder operated.