Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions are dedicated to helping people who have undergone surgery and related treatment for cancer gain recovery of strength, movement, and energy.
Providing personalised assessment, treatment, and management of lymphoedema led by Cancer Rehab Occupational Therapist (OT) and Lymphoedema Therapist, Kate Perkins, Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions are passionate about early detection and intervention of breast cancer related lymphoedema and provide a monitoring program using the latest and most advanced bioimpedance technology by Impedimed.
Lymphoedema treatment provided to patients include Full physical evaluation; Manual Lymph Drainage (massage); compression bandaging; garment prescription; and patient education relating to the importance of exercise, skin care, travel precautions, diet, and psychosocial support.
Kate Perkins is also a certified Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Therapist. Progressive individualised exercise pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programs are key treatment components at Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphatic Solutions, from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and into the recovery phase. Kate is the founder of the Bounce Back From Breast Cancer online exercise rehabilitation program, and can be accessed from the comfort of home.
First on the Central Coast to offer MLS Laser Therapy
MLS Laser Therapy helps to overcome the painful symptoms typical of musculoskeletal disorders, post operative inflammation, side effects of cancer related treatments and more so that patients can return to everyday activities faster.
Following current evidence based practices, Kate delivers photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy using the Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser during radiation therapy to prevent Acute Radiation Dermatitis (ARD), and accelerate the healing process of the tissue post treatment.
Breast cancer rehabilitation is also a focus of treatment at Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions. The aim of breast cancer rehabilitation is to assist individuals to regain functional capacity and range of motion to affected upper limbs via individualised exercise prescription and manual therapy, manage scar tissue following surgical procedures and radiation therapy, and provide psychosocial support.
Other forms of secondary and primary Lymphoedema, and Lipoedema also assessed, treated and managed.