Lymphoedema is estimated to affect between 54 and 98% of people with head and neck cancer. The good news is that improvements can be made in tissues, swelling, range of motion and pain from HNL with complex lymphoedema therapy. Read on to find out more.
1 in 5 Australians suffer from persistent or chronic pain. It is a debilitating, disabling, overwhelming, frustrating and confusing condition, and for many people, it is a condition that they manage alone …. [Read More]
The month of October is breast cancer awareness month so I wanted to write about an issue that is so common in cancer … fatigue. Fatigue is often poorly understood by both those who experience it as well as by the greater community. Read on to find out about the causes of cancer related fatigue and strategies that can help you take back control. [Read more]
There are a myriad of devices on the market to assist in achieving and maintaining pelvic floor health. Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Elvie device, a pelvic floor muscle biofeedback trainer used to help build strength and train the coordination of the pelvic floor muscles. This is a completely unpaid and unsponsored review and something I took on as part of my Master’s in Pelvic health degree as well as to help justify implementing it’s use in our clinic. I not only looked at the device and it’s usability, but also the research that sits behind it to best inform our practice…. [Read more]
With international borders open and air travel back in full swing (albeit a few staffing shortages and delays), now seems like an appropriate time to discuss air travel and lymphoedema. When we fly, there are factors that impact on how quickly or slowly lymph moves around the body. Because of this, it is important to have strategies you can use if you have or are at risk of developing lymphoedema and are planning to fly. [Read more]