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.
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There are many specialist providers that offer additional support for you and your family members following a diagnosis of cancer.
Our cancer rehabilitation physiotherapists, and lymphoedema therapists have undertaken additional training; they are certified to provide individualised care to these specific populations.
Remember your health insurance provider may include cover for physiotherapy or oncology massage services, also we accept Under the Canopy vouchers as provided by Canopy Cancer Care.
These services may be useful to you, you can ask your therapist for more information or check the websites provided in the link below:
This is different to providing massage alone. Certified Lymphoedema therapists are trained to assess the body site that has the issue and to identify other factors that may be contributing to your lymphoedema. This includes incorporating self-management strategies such as exercise, skin care, and what type of compression would best suit the affected area, we can also refer to nutritionists and counsellors to help you regain control and make lifestyle changes. We assist you in preventing and managing exacerbations, along with communicating with the other members of your health care team, including your GP, nurse specialist, oncologist, and surgeon to ensure your treatment is both safe and effective.
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