Manual Handling and Lifting Education
Back and Neck pain
Pre-employment Medical Checks
Post Breast Cancer Care
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Bridge to Health Toowoomba
Physiotherapy & Mental Health
Phone: 07 4613 1488
Suite 1, 256 Margaret Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350
Bridge to Health also look after patients who have had other cancer related surgery involving deep or superficial lymph nodes to help them manage their Lymphoedema risk.
Dr. John Rimmer talks about LDEX for Lymphedema in Jupiter, Florida
Bridge to Health offer care to breast cancer patients after surgery and while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Measurements of the affected arm are taken so that we can monitor any changes.
Fluid levels are monitored using an L-dex machine. All our physiotherapists are trained in Lymphoedema massage, compression bandaging and ordering and fitting of compression garments.
Lymphoedema is a build up of lymph fluid that causes swelling in an area of the body. Lymph fluid is in all body tissues. If the lymph drainage channels or lymph nodes in a part of the body are blocked or removed or damaged, lymph fluid can build up in that area and cause swelling. Some people with cancer develop lymphoedema due to changes in the lymphatic system caused by the cancer. Or they may have it due to treatments such as surgery or radiotherapy.
A common post surgical condition resulting in swelling of the limbs after lymph node removal.