physical assessment and management to maximise function
assist in the prevention of any physical or lung complications
prescribe appropriate mobility aids where required
prescribe individually-tailored exercise programs for those who are de-conditioned or fatigued from chemotherapy
comprehensive physiotherapy management program for women undergoing breast cancer surgery
lymphoedema assessment and management can be provided whilst an inpatient on referral from your treating doctor
ongoing physiotherapy care post-discharge is arranged where required.
a physiotherapist is available in the Day Chemotherapy Unit to advise and provide any required treatment
outpatient physiotherapy review and treatment is available for breast surgery patients
experienced physiotherapists are able to assess and provide appropriate treatment for lymphoedema of the arm, leg, body or face. A doctor’s referral is required and it is preferable that you have been assessed and had relevant investigations completed by a specialist physician.
How to access our services
Allied Health Reception and Outpatient Services:
Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays.
Inpatient Clinical Services:
Mater Hospital Brisbane: Monday to Sunday, 7.30am to 4.00pm
Mater Mothers Hospitals: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 1.00pm.
Out of hours evening shift (Monday-Friday) and oncall services are provided across Mater Hospital Brisbane and Mater Mothers Hospitals based on clinical need and medical referral.