Walking For Breast Cancer

by | Aug 24, 2022 | Blog

The OT Zone Inc Team (Gayle, Maretha and Lee) , took to Melrose Arch on 21 August 2022 to help support The Breast Health Foundation in their “One Step At A Time”  event. The 5km walk is aimed at promoting awareness about breast cancer and raising funds for education of the public. For us it symbolizes the journey we take with our patients; the ups and downs that we go through with them. 

Who is the Breast Health Foundation?

They are a non-profit organization that aims at educating the public on breast cancer and breast health, creating awareness and empowering women. They have several projects and initiatives, of which the One Step at A Time is one of them. You can read up more about breast health, their organization, their projects and initiatives, as well as how you can help on their website: www.mybreast.org.za

Why does OT Zone Inc. support Breast Cancer Events?

Breast cancer is on the rise and we feel that education of all women (and men) is the key to successful outcomes. Through education one  can become empowered with early detection strategies and the be aware of treatments available. Early detection is an important factor both in terms of mortality and in functional outcomes after medical and/or surgical treatment.

What does Occupational Therapy have to do with breast cancer?

We have qualified and experienced therapists who have a passion for helping those affected by breast cancer surgery and cancer treatments (e.g. chemo and radiation)

We can help ease some of the side effects and help with improving your ability to perform activities of daily living and improve quality of life.

What We Offer for Breast Cancer Patients?

  • Education on the do’s/don’ts following surgery
  • Education on decreasing the risk of developing lymphoedema
  • Treatments aimed at decreasing pain and increasing comfort of the area (such as heat, massage)
  • Manage surgical scars
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Improving range of motion
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Assist you in performing your activities of daily living
  • Managing post surgical oedema and lymphoedema

Schedule an Appointment

For an integrated approach to Occupational Therapy services, contact us on the details below.

Hands, Lymphoedema & Breast Cancer

079 491 6450