In 2015 after having had breast cancer and testing BRCA2 positive, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy with immediate TRAM reconstruction which left me with painful cording and tightness in my arm and body.
It was Physiokey/Medkey Therapy that helped my body to heal, reduced my pain and restored function to my range of arm movement.
My clients who have experienced pain from cording and peripheral neuropathy post treatment/surgery, have found relief with Physiokey/Medkey Therapy.
Their symptoms have ranged from pain, cording and tightness to tingling and feelings of numbness in both the hands and feet.
With regular treatment they have noticed a marked reduction in their pain and improved sensation and function.
But not all effects of going through breast cancer are physical or obvious. When going through treatment, surgery and rehabilitation, it can feel like it is just one appointment after the other and often you can feel like there is no time to actually process what is happening - it can be one small thing that triggers you, sometimes even years later.
We spend a lot of our time being "ok", because when we are ok so are our family and friends. But sometimes we are just not "ok", sometimes we are really struggling with all that cancer is throwing at us, trying to navigate our way through the rollercoaster of emotions along with the physical symptoms and treatments and all of that can be really hard, draining and lonely.
To be treated by someone who genuinely understands what you are experiencing and going through can be a huge comfort and greatly assist your recovery.
I get it, I understand how you are feeling and why, and I am here to validate those feelings and reassure you that it is all normal, to support you and mentor you every step of your journey.
I also understand the pain from cording and extensive surgery and my priority is managing that for you and restoring function and range of movement.
I also provide lymphatic massage which can help to maintain a healthy lymphatic system, remove toxins and reduce swelling:
"Thank you for another wonderful lymphatic massage. This is the second one I have had and can't believe the difference in my hand and arm. I thought after the first massage it was a coincidence that my arm and hand felt less congested and swollen but it wasn't and actually improved more after the second massage. I have also noticed some weight loss and I have had an increase in energy and general well-being. I look forward to seeing you again for another lymphatic massage soon. Many thanks for your ongoing care."
If you are going through breast cancer and treatment right now, or even in the past, and you would like some help with the physical pain of cording or peripheral neuropathy and maintaining energy during treatment, along with support to process all the emotional repercussions, I would genuinely love to help you.
As a breast cancer survivor myself and treating other women with breast cancer, I know just how much this type of care and support is so desperately needed. It is my goal to provide the physical and emotional support you need.
I am also very fortunate to be associated with a team of incredible Allied Health professionals such as Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists who are experts in their field of cancer rehabilitation and women's health, so if I am not the whole answer to what you are needing, then I can put you in touch with the right people who can, as we collectively take care of our clients to ensure you receive all the care you need.
For a confidential chat about where you are at right now and how I can help you, please don't hesitate to call me in the clinic on 0419 651 087.