Oncology Rehabilitation & Lymphoedema Management


Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer is a very sensitive word.   It is extremely difficult to accept the news that we, or someone we know, have been diagnosed with cancer.  You might feel lost and completely out of control.   But do you know there is emerging evidence suggesting that exercise could improve the survival of breast cancer patients?  Isn’t that great news?

Current evidence supports the benefits of physical activity for improving the risk factors associated with cancer prognosis.  

According to the American cancer society, benefits of exercise during cancer treatments include:

  • Improvement in balance and reduction in falls risk
  • Maintenance of muscle and bone health 
  • Reduction risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduction in nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • Enhancement in quality of life and maintenance of independence
  • Assistance with weight control

Specific research, looking at Breast Cancer survivors, showed that engaging in approximately three hours of walking per week at a moderate pace led to a 40% to 50% reduction of mortality risk from breast cancer, as well as 26%-46% reduction of breast cancer recurrence, compared to less active survivors. 

So for any cancer survivors, why not make regular exercise apriority? Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.  

Lymphoedema Assessment and Management 

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling of a body part of more than 3 months duration and is caused by impaired lymphatic function.

It can be primary due to abnormal development of the lymphatic system or can be secondary due to damaged lymphatics such as post lymph node removal, radiotherapy for cancers, or trauma.

At Lymph and Floor Physio, we understand the lymphoedema condition and we strive to help you manage your condition and facilitate you to return to your normal activities as much as possible.  This may include 

  • education
  • exercise prescription
  • resistance exercise training
  • compression garment prescription
  • bandaging
  • manual lymphatic drainage 
  • low level laser therapy 
  • myofascial cupping 
  • pneumatic compression pump prescription 
  • kinesio-taping  

L-Dex Bioimpedence Measurement 

We also understand early detection and treatment is crucial for prevention and management of lymphoedema, so we provide a L-Dex bioimpedence measurement as a standard assessment.

L-Dex bioimpedence measurement helps to detect early changes of extracellular fluid and we do suggest you to have a pre-operative assessment so a baseline value can be obtained for post-operative monitoring.  We used the world’s most advanced, non-invasive, bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS device), Sozo, for measuring your extracellular fluid.  Please visit for more information.