No matter where you are in treatment, what side effects you may be experiencing, or your general fitness level, Pilates is a safe and effective way to help you regain flexibility, power, and endurance while relieving treatment side effects such as lymphedema, fatigue, depression, peripheral neuropathy, osteoporosis, and upper extremity impairment. Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo, occupational therapists and certified Pilates instructors, show you how to use exercises to:
- Strengthen arms and shoulders and regain your range of motion.
- Reduce pain and swelling and stretch tight areas affected by scars.
- Build core strength and back stability, especially important after TRAM or DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery.
- Improve balance and coordination.
- Make it easier to perform basic daily living tasks.
- Release stress and boost energy.
Including programs that can be done lying down, seated, or standing, Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors will help you achieve maximum wellness, now and throughout your journey living life after cancer."
|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L, a breast cancer survivor, is a certified occupational therapist and the owner of Integrated Mind Body, LLC in Boston, MA. Turo is certified in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and Reiki and combines these approaches with traditional occupational therapy to help clients heal physically and spiritually. She is the co-author of Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery Using Pilates, and the Women onto Wellness program.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
; Part I: Why Pilates for Cancer?
; Part II: The Principles of Pilates
; Part III: Stretches
; Part IV: Three Phase Pilates Program
; Part V: Three Phase TRAM Flap Pilates Program
; Part VI: Pilates Chair Program
; Part VII: Standing Pilates
; Part VIII: Wellness
; Glossary of Terms