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Therapies Treatment in provided in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. We specialise in the aftercare of: Breast cancer surgery And Gynaecological cancer surgery. Skin cancer surgery. Head and neck cancer surgery. Sarcoma surgery. Symptoms such as. Shoulder pain and stiffness Muscle tension Fibrosis Cording Adhered scars Swelling and lymphoedema Neck stiffness and pain Back complaints Hip complaints Knee stiffness and swelling Therapies Soft Tissue...
Lymphedema Air-travel and Vacation Tips   There is nothing quite like a wonderful holiday to chase the blues away and we in Ireland are spoiled for choice. This article deals with lymphedema, airline travel and vacation challenges, so you may learn how to reduce your risk of developing lymphedema, or minimise your risk of flare ups. Lymphedema is the accumulation of protein-rich fluid in tissues...
March 2019 #1. Understand Cancer Related Fatigue Cancer related fatigue (CRF) layers on top of normal tiredness and exhaustion.  Up to 90% of patients treated with radiation and up to 80% of those treated with chemotherapy experience fatigue. (Hoffman M. et al, 2007). 90% of cancer patients rank it more troublesome than pain and anxiety. CRF is different from normal fatigue...
Exercise Styles There are so many wonderful styles of exercising all with there own special gifts. The following is a brief description of the styles I am familiar with. If you wish me to highlight another style, that you think our readers would enjoy learning more about please email me and I will post it on this page. Yoga Pilates ...
My Thoughts About Exercise and Lifestyle.. We know exercise is good for us, but making it part of our daily lives is not that simple. Like you I struggle to keep it a non-negotiable part of my lifestyle.  What motivates me, particularly on those stressed out and exhausted days, is how happy and energized I feel afterwards and how proud...
Shoulder Pain A comfortable shoulder is essential for everyday life and sports. The shoulder region includes the collarbones, chest muscles, glenohumeral joint, shoulder blades and back muscles. It is a ball and socket joint. Unlike the deep socket of the hip joint, it is shallow and so able to move in all directions. Experts describe it as being like a seal...
Neck Pain A comfortable neck is essential for everyday life and sports. The anatomy of the neck includes the muscles, bones and nerves between your skull and collarbones. A physiotherapy examination can accurately identify which segment is responsible for your neck pain and which treatment combination will be most effective in reducing the pain and correcting any abnormality, so you may...
Back Pain A comfortable low back is essential for everyday life and sports. Back pain is a very common symptom in the general population and among athletes. Its affects 85% of us at some point in our lives. most of us get better after a few months, however 50% of us will have at least one recurrent episode. Risk factors for Back...
A brief history…. Introduction Cancer rehabilitation is highly valued by people who have cancer diagnoses and the evidence is mounting that patients who receive the services they need, do very well. In 2006 The American Cancer Society estimated that 1.4 million Americans were newly diagnosed with cancer and predict that as we live longer and our populations age the incidence and prevalence...
Lymphoedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid (oedema ) in the interstitium most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. This causes chronic inflammation and reactive fibrosis of the affected tissues. Lymphoedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes...