Occupational Therapists Explain Why You Should Choose Pilates After Breast Cancer Treatment

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Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an accessible guide for survivors at every stage of recovery

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Improve the quality of your life with the physical and mental benefits of this progressive, three-phase program.

Pilates has been proven to be one of the most successful forms of rehabilitation for breast cancer treatment and now you can experience the benefits of Pilates in the comfort of your own home.

"Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors" is an easy-to-follow guide that will get you moving safely just days after surgery. Written by two occupational therapists and certified Pilates instructors, one of whom is a breast cancer survivor herself, "Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors" is an empowering resource that will help you increase flexibility, strengthen muscle, and improve your overall health even if you have never followed an exercise routine before.

Improve the quality of your life with the physical and mental benefits of this progressive, three-phase program. Pilates practice offers solutions to many common concerns, including:

•I’m overwhelmed by side-effects—Address common issues such as fatigue, lymphedema, and osteoporosis with a variety of modifications, including stretches, mat, and chair Pilates

•My upper-body feels painfully stiff—This Pilates practice is designed to promote healing while getting you moving to regain your range of motion

•Getting dressed feels painful and tight—Learn the best ways to perform daily life tasks with more safety and comfort

•I’ve never tried Pilates before—With over 100 step-by-step photos and instructions, this guide is designed for all Pilates levels

"Two occupational therapists and Pilates instructors offer up a regimen of exercises to help women regain strength and range of motion following surgery and treatment.”—Library Journal

“A comprehensive softcover guide on how breast cancer survivors can incorporate a Pilates practice at any stage of recovery…explains the concrete benefits of Pilates in a responsible and objective manner.”—Pilates Style

NAOMI AARONSON, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CPI, CET, is a nationally known author, speaker, and occupational therapist who specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation using Pilates. She is a certified cancer exercise trainer as well as a certified mat Pilates instructor. http://www.recovercisesforwellness.com

ANN MARIE TURO, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist, author, and lecturer on the use of Pilates with breast cancer patients and a breast cancer survivor. She is a certified Pilates, yoga, and tai chi instructor and Reiki Master who believes in the power of using an integrated approach to rehabilitation at her practice. http://www.integratedmindandbody.com

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