OUR SERVICES

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

Specialised 

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.

Cancer Rehabilitation

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TELEHEALTH

Get specialised care from where ever you may be in Australia!

We understand that not everyone lives near somewhere that has cancer rehabilitation services. The benefit of technology means we are able to provide you the support you need after your cancer diagnosis through Telehealth. Please reach out to us if you are interested in our services but do not live near us!

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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:

* Exercise

* 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. 

Continued Care forms an integral part of our approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation. This service is fundamental to ensuring our patients’ long-term health and wellness.

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LYMPHODEMA TREATMENT

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

* Exercise

* Manual Lymphatic Drainage

* Education

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.  

We take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment. Through our years of experience, we’ve found that Assessment & Diagnosis is a crucial part of the recovery process.

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SOZO AND L-DEX READING

The Positive Health Project is excited to announce we have secured a SOZO machine to take L-Dex readings for people with or at risk of lymphoedema.


An L-Dex reading is an important part of lymphoedema management, providing important data about your swelling and whether further treatment is required.


The SOZO machine is a quick, easy way of monitoring fluid levels and can detect even the smallest of changes in fluid levels, catching lymphoedema before it has a chance to progress.


People at risk of lymphoedema are:

Post breast cancer surgery

Post removal of lymph nodes

Post cancer treatment – radiation/chemotherapy

Family history of lymphoedema

Persistent uncontrolled swelling


For anyone who was being monitored by the Lymphoedema Clinic at the hospital, you can now book in for a reading. If you would like in person treatment while the Lymphoedema Clinic is only via telehealth, you can book in for an appointment with our ALA accredited lymphoedema therapist at our Narellan clinic.


From now until the end of the year, we are offering the opportunity to get a free reading with every manual lymphatic drainage massage session. So, don’t delay, get your L-Dex reading done now and take control over your lymphoedema. Book in via our website or give us a call on 0431 818 370.

At The Positive Health Project, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualized treatment plan including Treatment & Therapy aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.

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REFORMER PILATES

Strengthen your recover after breast cancer

A unique class designed to specifically cater for women recovering from breast cancer treatment. Run for a 10 week term, regain your strength and confidence with our personalised approach. Be under the guidance of an experienced Pilates instructor and cancer rehab physio.

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GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Group 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.


Our Hour of Power class is a 60 minute circuit class including both cardio and resistance exercises, balance training and more. 

We take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment. Through our years of experience, we’ve found that Assessment & Diagnosis is a crucial part of the recovery process.

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PAYMENT

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.

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY

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.  

Continued Care forms an integral part of our approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation. This service is fundamental to ensuring our patients’ long-term health and wellness.

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PRICING

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

$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.

STANDARD APPOINTMENT

$ 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. 

STANDARD APPOINTMENT

$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.

STANDARD APPOINTMENT

$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.