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 well-being. 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. We provide services to patients under the support of Medicare, Department of Veterans Affair (DVA), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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. These interventions aim at reducing pain, managing scar tissue, improving movement and eliminating or minimising any swelling.
Our clinic offers three types of massage therapies. We can assist you to find out which one benefits you the most. Oncology massage is designed for people with cancer histories. It is a very gentle form of massage to soften the muscles and tissues, relieving aches and pains. It is deeply relaxing due to its gentle and slow strokes. Remedial massage applies more pressure to address the deeper tissues. It is used for treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist with your rehabilitation, pain and injury management. 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.
Lymphoedema is a common side effect of cancer treatment. We provide education, assessment, treatment and maintenance strategies as part of our lymphoedema services. We establish pre-operative baseline measurements for at risk patients and provide preventative strategies. Our wide ranging treatments include: manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, garment prescription and fitting, lymph taping, low level laser therapy, individualised exercise prescription and the prescription of a lymphatic pump for home use where appropriate. We will teach you self-management strategies to integrate into your daily living.
Our Pilates sessions start 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.
We believe in individually 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.
Hydrotherapy is the medicinal use of water to restore or improve health and fitness. We offer weekly classes in collaboration with a local pool in Bondi Beach. With a maximum of 6-8 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.