“An estimated 2.3 million women in the U.S. have been treated for breast cancer, and there are very few individualized recovery programs that address the specific needs of post-surgery,” says Redfield.
Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
Fitness expert, author, historian and Pilates instructor, Stacey Redfield is pushing Pilates into the Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Redfield, who has worked with scores of women who have undergone breast cancer surgery, is raising awareness for the need of individualized recovery programs to assist with the recovery of mind and body to include muscles, strength and alignment.
“An estimated 2.3 million women in the U.S. have been treated for breast cancer, and there are very few individualized recovery programs that address the specific needs of post-surgery,” says Redfield, who owns and operates Physical Methods Pilates Studio.
“These women have battled cancer for months, and cancer weakens the body, not just mentally, but also physically,” says Redfield, noting that common physical maladies of post breast cancer surgery and chemo often may include a collapsed chest, a limited range of motion in the arms and shoulders, and plethora of weakened muscles and scar tissue.
In her studio, Redfield has found that working with each client, on an individual basis, using a basic, simple braided towel exercise program can be a rather sophisticated weight bearing environment to rebuild strength and mobility.
“Running a marathon afterwards doesn’t make these weakened muscles stronger,” adds Redfield.
Many patients may need to work with an expert to help realign the shoulder girdle, the rotator cuff, the shoulder, and related muscles, to counteract the effects of lack of mobility, and structural collapses.
Her message to the medical community is to be more proactive in providing one-on-one programs for women to help them recover from the psychological and physiological effects these surgeries have on their bodies.
Redfield has appeared on The 10! Show on NBC 10 and is a frequent contributor to Channel 69 News, The Peak TV, Peak Pilates Magazine, Pilates Style Magazine and Pilates Pro.com, and has served as a presenter on the History of Pilates for the Pilates Method Alliance, International Conference.
Additionally, Redfield is a contributing expert for the International Certification Test for the Pilates Method Alliance and a Contributing Expert for Das Pilates (Lehrbuch Geweniger /Bohlander - Springer Publishing) and has appeared on The 10! Show on NBC 10.
Redfield is also penning a book on her extensive research on Pilate’s founder, Joe Pilates (1883-1967) and the Pilates movement. Trained in numerous fitness disciplines, she has studied human anatomy and physiology with historical research spanning fitness methods from ancient Greece to the current American fitness industry. She is available for interviews and speaking engagements.
For more information on Stacey Redfield, visit http://www.staceyredfield.com.