Recovering from cancer treatment or living with a chronic condition such as lymphoedema can be very challenging. The philosophy of our clinic is to combine multiple health care services under one roof to provide an environment where patients can improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. Our role is to educate, assist and support across all the services we provide. Our goal is to eliminate or reduce symptoms, help with progress and to overcome limitations or ongoing hurdles. We always aim to find the right balance between managing symptoms and providing encouragement and guidance.
Our clinic specialises in providing individualised physiotherapy interventions for patients with a cancer diagnosis. After a thorough assessment we identify your limitations and provide appropriate interventions with the aim to improve or restore your physical health. We focus on treating functional and structural side effects caused by your cancer treatment. These interventions include reducing pain, managing scar tissue, and improving movement and swelling.
Our clinic offers three types of massage therapies. We can assist you to find out which one you would benefit from the most depending on your needs. Oncology Massage is designed for people with cancer histories. It is a very gentle form of massage that uses fascial mobilisation to soften the muscle tissues, relieving aches and pains. It also assists to calm the stress, fear and anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Remedial massage is used for treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist with your rehabilitation, pain and injury management. This form of massage applies more pressure to address the deeper tissues. Lymphatic massage or manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle and rhythmical massage technique to assist with your lymphatic fluid transport. It is of great value for patients who had a disruption to their lymphatic system in the form of lymph node removal and or radiotherapy. It helps to reduce swelling and to improve tissue health.
We provide education, early detection strategies, assessment, treatment and maintenance of lymphoedema. At our clinic we run regular workshops and community events to raise awareness about this condition affecting many cancer patients. We use the latest bio impedance technology to establish a pre-operative baseline measurement for at risk patients as well as for monitoring purposes. We apply a wide range of treatment modalities which include manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, individualised exercise prescription to assist with lymphatic flow; home-management strategies; garment prescription and fitting, lymph taping, low level laser therapy and the application or prescription of a lymphatic pump.
Our small Pilates mat classes or 1:1 sessions take place in a safe and supportive environment and are taught by our experienced physiotherapist. Starting with a thorough individual assessment after which you will be provided with a program that suits your needs and goals. Our aim is to reduce remaining limitations after your cancer treatment and to assist you to improve your strength and flexibility with the focus on functional stability, breathing and body alignment. You will be guided in your progress as part of your long-term recovery plan.
Nutrition is an important area that is often overlooked after diagnosis, during treatment and into recovery, but can lead to improvements in strength, reduction in fatigue and improved quality of life. Let us help you to achieve your long-term health and nutritional goals by providing a well-researched and comprehensive plan you can follow. We can support you during or after your cancer treatment with issues such as nausea, loss of appetite or advise on how to regulate your weight.
We believe in individual tailored exercises to achieve best results. Our Yoga sessions are one to one with an expert Yoga teacher who will identify your needs and provide you with a suitable program to assist you with your recovery and help you to progress safely.
We believe that emotional support is an essential part of our patient’s recovery process. Our therapist is highly trained providing you with the support you need in a safe and caring environment assisting you to overcome a range of lifestyle challenges, from emotional and physical pain to anxiety and depression.
Hydrotherapy is the medicinal use of water to restore or improve health. We offer weekly classes in collaboration with a local pool in a covid safe environment. With a maximum of 6 people, these classes are kept small to be able to consider the individual needs of each participant.
Let us come to your home if you can’t come to us. We provide a range of services including lymphoedema management, remedial and oncology massages to patients who are unable to attend our clinic. Please contact our clinic to enquire about price and availability or to make a booking.