Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing and Wellness — Ann Marie Turo

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Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing and Wellness

Whether you are undergoing therapy for breast cancer or recovering from it, both the treatment and disease can leave you feeling weak. Pilates is a safe and effective way to help you get your strength back while fighting chemo brain, lymphedema, fatigue, depression, weight gain, peripheral neuropathy, osteoporosis, and upper extremity impairment.

Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo, occupational therapists and certified Pilates instructors, show you how to build strength, flexibility, and confidence and improve everyday life after breast cancer through Pilates.

This customizable three-phase program allows you to ease back into health at your own pace and challenge yourself as you regain mobility and power. With clear instructions and photos, you’ll learn how to use correct posture, form, and alignment to get the most out of your exercise and feel better faster.

The focus on proper shoulder girdle biomechanics and middle back strengthening helped counteract the protective posture I tended to use to shield my chest.
— B.M.


Online Continuing Education Course for Health & Fitness Professionals

Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery Using Pilates

CEU’s available

Course Description:

Cancer is a disease that affects both mind and body. More and more cancer survivors are coming to health-fitness professionals to regain strength, mobility, and endurance. Pilates principles and movements are excellent for restoring function to Breast Cancer Survivors. Learn the principles you can incorporate into your group fitness and personal training practice without being certified or highly experienced in Pilates.

This course provides sound information about breast cancer and its process, along with several exercise video clips to aid you in working with breast cancer clients to help them regain a connection to their bodies. Use these principles to facilitate your cancer survivor clients “return to life.”