For people who have:
+ Just been diagnosed with cancer - for rehabilitation
+ Currently undergoing cancer treatment - surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy
+ Finished cancer treatment - no matter how many years ago and having ongoing symptoms of side effects from treatment
The type of treatment depends on which stage of the program you require, each stage of cancer treatment and recovery has different impacts on the body and different side effects that physiotherapy can assist with.
POST-OPERATIVE AND SCAR MANAGEMENT
After surgery, including post mastectomy, axillary clearance and breast reconstruction, it is important to address scars, axillary cording and swelling as soon as possible.
Treatment can include:
* Scar massage
* Manual lymphatic drainage,
* Products like silicone tape and scar healing oils/creams
* low level laser
* Education about self massage
Through specialised assessment and treatment, recovery after surgery can be optimised and scarring minimised.
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Our physiotherapist is a Level 1 & 2 ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Therapist who is able to diagnose and treat both primary and secondary lymphoedema. Depending on the stage and cause of lymphoedema the following treatments are utilised:
* Multilayer Lymphedema Bandaging
* Garment Prescription
* Manual Lymphatic Drainage
We also have a SOZO machine, used to measure fluid via a special measure called the L-Dex. The L-Dex reading is a very quick and accurate, picking up small changes in fluid before it is even noticeable to the eye. If you are at risk of lymphoedema or concerned about new onset swelling, book in for a reading to determine what treatment and monitoring might be necessary.
Strengthen your recover after breast cancer! Reformer Pilates is a safe, full body work out that can cater for all levels of strength and fitness. It is a great way to get moving after surgery or a prolonged period of no exercise.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Suitable for all levels of fitness and all stages of cancer treatment/recovery. Specially designed for the oncology population,
Next Steps classes are a combination of yoga, pilates and step components to provide a holistic, effective workout.
Get specialised care from where ever you may be in Australia! The use of Telehealth can allow for support to be provided at any stage of treatment from anywhere you may be. Advice can be given about how to optimise your recovery and take control from your home.
Cancellation Fee (less then 24hours notice) may apply.
Payment can be made using EFTPOS only as we do not have cash on site.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE - EXTRAS COVER (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
We have the capacity to process on the spot claims with private health funds. The rebate you receive depends on your level of cover.
GP CARE PLANS
We accept GP care plans giving you a rebate of $55.10 for 5 sessions. You will need to ensure you bring your care plan with you to your first appointment in order to get the rebate.
We understand that during one of the hardest times of your life, you may not be financially able to afford our services. Please do not hesitate to contact us to organise alternative ways through payment plans and discounts that we can offer. We believe the best health care for people with cancer should be accessible to everyone.
PRICING - PHYSIO & LYMPHOEDEMA SERVICES
$120.00 (70 minutes)
This appointment will focus on an extensive discussion about you and your cancer journey. This will allow for the formation and commencement of a fully personalised treatment plan and the establishment of a solid foundation of your relationship with the physiotherapist.
$ 110.00 (60 minutes)
A 60 minute appointment would suit some who:
Can only attend once a week or fortnight
Require hands on treatment as well as performing exercise program
Able to tolerate more a intensive exercise program
If new treatment has commenced or surgery has been undergone.
$90.00 (45 minutes)
A standard appointment should ideally be weekly and for 45 minutes. This allows for a catch up on your progress and the formation of a new treatment plan and/or completion of your current treatment.
$75.00 (30 minutes)
A 30 minute appointment is ideal for:
If you are dealing with treatment side effects such as nausea and fatigue
If you require supervision or treatment more than once a week.
If you have a care plan and want to reduce cost.