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Frances Elmer-James Physiotherapist

Being informed makes it easier to engage in exercise programs and feel empowered to help yourself.

Frances Elmer-James is a Hobart physiotherapist who is passionate about helping you understand your condition and what you can do to regain optimal function. Frances also uses manual therapy and massage techniques tailored to your unique needs, to further assist your progress to good health and renewed confidence.

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Regain mobility and strength following treatment for breast cancer

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Oncology treatments for breast cancer such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node dissection and radiotherapy can have unwanted side effects including:

  • lymphatic cording
  • tight scar tissue
  • neural tension
  • post radiotherapy fibrosis

Shoulder and arm pain and restricted mobility are common symptoms of these conditions.

Physiotherapy offers effective and swift solutions to help you regain pre-surgery shoulder mobility and strength, and also general fitness and activity levels as soon as possible.

With over 35 years of experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked closely with lymphoedema therapists and breast care nurses, Frances Elmer-James is uniquely qualified to help women with rehabilitation following oncology treatment for breast cancer within the Hobart region and Tasmania.

Follow the links below to find out more about Frances’s services to people in the Hobart region and Tasmania.

Frances Elmer-James: Services and special interests

Following breast cancer

Rehabilitation following treatment for breast cancer

Frances Elmer-James is a highly experienced general musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in rehabilitation post treatment for breast cancer. The shoulder issues that may arise following cancer treatment, in particular cording, fibrosis and neural tension, all of which result in decreased mobility and discomfort, are generally easy to treat and can often be helped…

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postural assessment and correction

Postural assessment and correction

Frances Elmer-James’s services include postural analysis and corrective treatment techniques for joint dysfunction and pain. She is passionate about raising awareness about how postural adjustment can optimise a person’s biomechanics and improve quality of life. She can show you how you to correct muscle imbalances and reduce joint compression, resulting in less pain – basically…

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Frances Elmer-James has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Shoulder rehabilitation is another special interest area for Frances, in particular the treatment of bursitis and rotator cuff injuries. These conditions can be particularly painful and impair shoulder mobility, however physiotherapy can offer an effective solution, often resulting in no need for cortisone injections.

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General musculoskeletal physiotherapy

General musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Frances is a skilled musculoskeletal physiotherapist with extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues. For example: Neck and back pain Shoulder – bursitis, rotator cuff tears Hip – osteoarthritis, bursitis Knee – osteoarthritis, patellofemoral dysfunction Ankle – sprains Just to name a few…  

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