At Restore we offer allied health treatments that proactively support you through your breast cancer journey and beyond. We help manage symptoms that arise from surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and medication.
We are a relaxing, nurturing clinic offering oncology patients care and support in the form of allied health. We work in conjunction with your oncology team to support their work. We do this in the form of osteopathy and acupuncture by practitioners with experience and advanced training in oncology patients.
Osteopathy is a form of hands on treatment that helps to restore tissue to normal function such muscles, fascia and joints. It therefore can be very effective in managing post surgical scarring, and restricted movement through the torso, ribcage, shoulder girdle and chest. Cording or Axillary Web Syndrome after lymph node removal is one of the most commonly addressed issues at Restore. Osteopathy is also valuable post radiotherapy, working to prevent restrictions and reduce the chance of lymphedema developing. It can also help post mastectomy expanders or implants to settle into position without distortion, reducing the need for revision surgeries.
Our osteopath for oncology patients is Amanda Hannaford. Amanda is very experienced at working with breast cancer patients, and chemotherapy patients in all forms of cancer. As a former breast cancer patient herself she is compassionate and understanding in caring for her patients. Amanda also practices with the Surgical Oncology team at Northern Beaches Breast Clinic to assist the surgeons to achieve the best outcomes for their patients during their recovery.
Research has shown that oncology acupuncture may be effective in supporting immune function and managing side effects including nausea, fatigue, insomnia, hot flushes, anxiety and joint aches and pains. At Restore our acupuncturist for oncology patients is Sally Gole. Sally has working in Womens Health acupuncture for over 15 years and completed the Post Graduate Oncology Acupuncture Training Program under Dr Byeongsang Oh at the Mater Hospital in Sydney.
At Restore our Remedial Massage Therapist for oncology patients is Nathalie Gagnon. Nathalie has been practicing for more than 15 years and is a caring and compassionate practitioner.She has completed advance training in lymphatic drainage massage and works with oncology patients regularly to help manage their symptoms and reduce their discomfort.