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Claire Boyce
Oncology Rehabilitation Team Leader & Lymphoedema


Claire graduated in 2008 and spent years in the public health service, developing acute breast surgery services. She trained to be a Lymphoedema Therapist in 2011 and guest lectured at AUT to future physiotherapists. Claire has been involved with AUT physiotherapy students in their research projects regarding Axillary Web Syndrome (an issue that can be present after breast surgery.) In 2019 Claire was asked to present in a webinar hosted by Breast Cancer New Zealand, titled: "Living with Lymphoedema." She also has a special interest in head and neck cancer rehabilitation and has provided training to other therapists on this topic through the Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust. Claire heads up our cancer rehabilitation team.


My Goals

  1. To promote cancer rehabilitation in the population of head and neck cancer, and breast cancer
  2. To reduce the rate of lymphoedema, following cancer surgery/intervention, through early cancer rehabilitation intervention
  3. To spend as much time being channelling my inner-child with my daughter and to laugh as much as possible
Claire Boyce


2008 BHSc (Physiotherapy)
2011 Lymphoedema Therapy
2014 PINC Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist