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At Kate Rogers Physiotherapy, we provide caring and expert advice and treatment to help patients manage pain and restore physical function during and after cancer treatment – particularly, for those who have, or are at risk of, developing lymphoedema.

While many of our patients come to see us for issues related to breast cancer surgery and treatment, we also see men and women with other types of cancer and with primary lymphoedema and lipoedema.


Our tailored treatments include advice and education throughout cancer treatment and afterwards, including:

  • Increasing joint mobility

  • Management of scar tissue

  • Monitoring for lymphoedema

  • Lymphoedema prevention and management strategies around skincare, travelling, exercise, lifting and other risk factors


We also provide palliative physiotherapy care, bringing our patients relief and comfort throughout their illness.



  • Monitoring for lymphoedema using a SOZO device and traditional measuring techniques

  • Treatment of axillary web syndrome (cording)

  • Joint and nerve mobilisation

  • Scar tissue massage

  • Tailored exercise integration throughout cancer treatment

  • Rehabilitation following cancer treatment

  • Prevention of osteoporosis

  • Palliative care


Primary Lymphoedema and Lipoedema

  • Assessment of primary lymphoedema and lipoedema

  • Manual lymphatic drainage

  • Prescription and fitting of compression garments and wraps

  • Tailored exercise advice

  • Self-management strategies


Secondary Lymphoedema

  • Pre-operative assessment

  • Treatment for breast and arm swelling related to breast cancer treatment 

  • Treatment for limb swelling post melanoma surgery

  • Treatment of post operative head and neck swelling 

  • Education around self-management and prevention of secondary lymphoedema

  • Tailored lymphoedema exercises

  • Skincare and limb precautions

  • Manual lymphatic drainage

  • Bandaging and co-banding

  • Garment prescription and fitting

  • Treatment for breast oedema

  • Scar tissue management after surgery and post radiotherapy

Make an enquiry

For further enquiries or to book in for a consultation, please fill in our enquiry form or call us on (03) 9486 0100.

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