At Align Physiotherapy we over a range of cancer rehabilitation and lymphoedema services including:
PINC&STEEL and BOOST programs – individualised physiotherapy rehabilitation programs following a cancer diagnosis and treatments
LYMPHOEDEMA PREVENTION – early intervention screening and monitoring using SOZO bioimpedance spectroscopy. Ideally suited to those undergoing lymph node removal for breast cancer and melanoma.
Includes education and exercise advice
LYMPHOEDEMA TREATMENT & MANAGEMENT – services to monitor and treat cancer-related lymphoedema. Includes SOZO L-Dex analysis, compression garment prescription, bandaging, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise and self-care education
Rachel has over 25 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, has a post-graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and a background in DMA Clinical Pilates & Polestar Pilates.
She is a certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist & a Lymphoedema Therapist.
Rachel has been working in the field of cancer rehabilitation for over 10 years and is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life following a cancer diagnosis and treatments. She is the Hawke’s Bay provider of the individualised PINC & STEEL cancer rehab programmes, as well as PaddleOn and Next Steps group cancer rehab programmes.
She has been selected for the ‘NZ PINC Medical Advisory Committee’ for her expertise in cancer rehabilitation.
Rachel delivers the lymphoedema prevention program for breast cancer and advocates for the importance of education and early intervention monitoring for those having lymph node removal.
She is a Sweet Louise provider.
Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors with her family & friends stand-up paddle-boarding, cycling and walking her dogs. She also enjoys pilates and yoga.