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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 Mobilisations
  • Scar therapy
  • Cording and axillary web therapy
  • Myofascial release therapy
  • Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Relaxation therapies
  • Breathing exercises
  • Therapeutic exercises.
  • Manual Lymph Drainage. (MLD)
  • Compression therapy (i.e. measuring and fitting compression garments).

Breast Cancer Rehab.

In many cases patients recover full and pain-free mobility after instruction on home exercising by the hospital based Physiotherapists. In some cases, however, significant symptoms occur and it is these symptoms that benefit from specialised treatment.

Siobhan specializes in the treatment of these acute problems. She offers evidenced based treatments that quickly lead to the improvement of these symptoms. Her approach is based on the most recent published studies.

Survivorship.

An emerging standard of care in breast-cancer-surgery-after-care, includes screening for changes in limb volume and detecting early stage lymphoedema during the survivorship years.

Screening for early lymphoedema and other sequelae helps avoid serious impairments from developing and includes taking standardised circumferential measures of the treatment-side arm either before treatment starts or soon there-after.

Therapists can use these measures to compare and identify changes in arm girth during scheduled follow-up visits. For example, the arm’s girth may be decreased possibly due to guarding and disuse or it may be increased possibly due to accumulating lymphoedema. In either case these objective measures show changes over months and years during the survivorship years and guide rehab as needed.

Siobhan takes these measures as a standard part of her initial assessment and at subsequent reviews and can recommend therapies as needed.

If you have further questions, please contact us by phone or by sending us an email to siobhan@theoreillycentre.ie

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