More people then you probably realised are effected by Endometroisis everyday, whether they suffer from it, their partner does, their mother does or their boss does. To find out more, Tom and Sarah Maree spoke with Hayley Irving, APA Titled Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
A Perth father who was told he’d never walk again has proved the medical world wrong. Gwynne Erasmus suffers from a rare nervous disorder called Erythromelalgia, which blocks the blood vessels, causing swelling, redness and pain. He said one morning a few years ago, he just could not stand up.
It was professional footballer Brooke Patterson's love of sport that first drew her to the profession of physiotherapy, which has now enabled her to merge her two loves via a Physiotherapy Research Foundation grant.
Have you had a run-in with cancer? Had surgery? Radiotherapy? Chemotherapy? Then you may have developed lymphoedema. You may have required lymphatic drainage, massage, special support garments. And you may have been totally out of pocket for all such expenses – even though treatment to manage the condition or prevent it getting any worse would be less of a drain on the public purse.