New COVID Restrictions in Place

We take the health and safety of our patients and staff very seriously.

As of 5pm this evening, the NSW Government is imposing new COVID – 19 restrictions. 

For the duration of the new restriction period masks will be mandatory for staff and patients.

As usual we expect patients to check in on entering the premises and to sanitise their hands on arrival.

We have always provided a strictly hygienic environment at Restore. 

This is due to the fact that we care for patients with cancer and other immune compromised patients every day. 

If you have been to any hotspots, or are feeling unwell please cancel your appointment with us.

Please do the right thing to help us all stay healthy!  

The Restore Team.

Restore Dinner At Gloriettas

It was wonderful to catch up with our amazing

Restore crew for dinner.

Alex Carey Hoppe came along as a special treat.

We all work so hard and love a chance to relax.

Great fun was had by all!

Osteopathy for Headaches

Osteopathy For Cording (AWS)

 

Breast cancer patients are subjected to necessary medical treatment which can have wide-ranging impacts on their physical anatomy and physiology. In particular after a lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery, and the removal of lymph nodes from the axilla (armpit area).

It is common to experience a variety of side effects after the removal of lymph nodes from their axilla or armpit region.  The most commonly known side effect is lymphedema which is where the arm no longer drains fluids as it used to, resulting in swelling or oedema in the arm.  This occurs in approximately 20% of patients with lymph node removal.  However a far more common side effect of this type of surgery is actually something called “Lymphatic cording” or axillary web syndrome

Cording refers to a ropelike structure that develops mainly under the axilla but can extend to involve the medial aspect of the arm down to the inside of the elbow. It is a thickening of tissue that feels and behaves like rope or cord underneath the skin.  This then can result in restricted movement of the shoulder, arm and thorax or chest. 

At Restore we use osteopathy techniques to gently break down corded tissue, and improve our patients range of motion through their chest, axilla, arm and shoulder.  This is particularly important after a course of radiotherapy which can lead to additional  tissue restriction and increase the risk of cording occurring or returning.  We also prescribe specific movements and exercises to help patients improve their mobility and reduce pain and stiffness.

Our osteopath for oncology patients is Amanda Hannaford, who is very experienced in caring for patients with cording issues .  She also practices at the Northern Beaches Breast Clinic in a multi-disciplinary team with Surgical Oncologists to assist breast cancer patients with issues such as cording that can arise subsequent to treatment.

Amanda is not available for booking online in order to prioritise breast cancer patients.  For an appointment please call Restore on (02) 9439 3333.

Osteopathy for Headaches

Alcohol And Fertility Don’t Mix

At Restore our acupuncturists support patients through their fertility journey, whether natural or IVF cycles. 

One of the first directives given to patients of the clinic is they must strictly limit their alcohol consumption when trying to fall pregnant. 

Research published in the British Medical Journal discusses the fact that women with high or frequent alcohol intake have higher rates of menstrual disorders and irregular menstrual periods.  Pregnant women with high alcohol intake also have a higher incidence of miscarriages, placental abruption, preterm deliveries, and stillbirths than other women.

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia’s peak body on developing national health advice, recommends that for women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.

 

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Registered and Regulated

 

All of our osteopaths at Restore are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board which sets high standards for qualifications in order to practice.  It also requires us to complete ongoing education and meet certain standards and requirements in order to remain in practice each year. 

In addition we are also all members of Osteopathy Australia which provides our profession with ongoing education, support and updates on new research and practice requirements.  With the Restore osteopaths you are always in good hands!

To find out more about AHPRA click here

To find out more about the work of Osteopathy Australia click here.