Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which takes a ‘whole person’ approach to reducing our patient’s pain and improving overall health. At North Canberra Osteo, that includes breast care. Our osteopath Rea Braun has a special interest in women’s health and has undergone further training in how to care for patients during and after breast cancer.
What does a new patient appointment for breast cancer care entail?
- Medical history – a discussion regarding your case with specific questioning around your breast cancer and any interventions which have occurred.
- Informed consent – Rea will talk with you about a plan for the session and make sure you’re informed, comfortable and happy to have treatment.
- Physical assessment – assessing upper body movement as well as directly examining the breast. This is when hands-on work begins, assessing scars, mobility, adhesions, contraction, upper body movement, swelling and more.
- Treatment – improving movement in the upper body and in the breast, reducing swelling, minimising pain and pull around scars.
- Management – take home advice and further discussion about a management plan for future treatments.
What sort of things can Rea help treat?
- Post-lumpectomy/wide excision and post-mastectomy pain
- Cording and armpit stiffness
- Capsular contraction
- Shoulder pain and arm movement restriction
- Mobility around scars
- Fibrosis, seroma, and induration management
- Oedema and lymphoedema management
Rea works at North Canberra Osteopathy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
To book in an initial consultation with Rea to improve your breast care and recovery: Tel: 02 6249 7541
Or book online: www.northcanberraosteopathy.com.au
We’re located at the Hackett Shops in Canberra’s inner north.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Rea at email@example.com