We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Mater Health and Wellness Cancer Support Services is a hospital-based private clinic, focused on providing a quality continuum of care for people affected by all cancer types and experiences. We realise that cancer can impact people in differing and significant ways, and we aim to offer holistic support around the emotional, physical and functional impacts of diagnosis and treatment. Through Health and Wellness you can access a range of services with clinicians holding field specific experience, from the disciplines of psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dietetics. Our holistic and patient centred approach offers the opportunity to think about many aspects of your wellbeing during or after treatment.
Our dietitians are focused on helping to optimise wellbeing through nutrition for our cancer patients through supporting with:
Our Occupational Therapists can provide assessment and intervention to support your wellness throughout your cancer treatment phase and recovery after treatment. Areas that our Occupational Therapists focus on include:
Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment (e.g. loss of muscle strength and fitness, fatigue, stress). Our experienced physiotherapists can guide you in developing an evidenced based management plan. Such plans are tailored to your individual needs and include; assessment, strategies for physical symptom management and appropriate exercise prescription.
Our Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment for:
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia call for exercise to be embedded as part of standard practice in cancer care. Read more about this initiative here.
You can start exercising anytime during or after your cancer treatment. However, early adoption of exercise helps prevent deconditioning of your body and promotes tolerance of your treatments.
It is optimal for exercise to be prescribed under the direction of a Physiotherapist with experience in cancer care.
Our Physiotherapy team can offer:
Our Psychologists are available to support you with:
For further details please contact Mater Health and Wellness or request a booking.
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