Physiotherapy may help restore function and improve quality of life for individuals that have been or undergoing treatments for cancer. The focus of physiotherapy is to help manage pain and symptoms, then to help individuals with self-management. Forms of treatment may include:
Lymphoedema (a type of swelling) is a common complication of cancer treatment. Lymphoedema therapy focuses on empowering patients to manage their chronic condition. Treatment may include:
Cancer treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy) may have an impact on the pelvic floor causing incontinence, urgency, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. Benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy include:
Oncology massage is a specialized area of massage which is slower and gentler that is specifically catered for those living with cancer, recently diagnosed and those with a history of cancer. The benefits may include:
Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment option to help manage numerous symptoms that may be associated with cancer treatments such as:
Cancer treatments and extended bed rest can lead to a decrease in muscle and energy levels. Having a personalized exercise program has many benefits including:
If you have any questions or concerns about massage, please contact our therapists on (02) 9553 8145.
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