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Author Aaronson, Naomi, author.

Title Pilates for breast cancer survivors : a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness / Naomi Aaronson, Ann Marie Turo.

Publication Info. New York : Demos Health, [2014]
©2014
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  616.9944906 AAR    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217) and index.
Contents Introduction to pilates for breast cancer -- Stretches -- Mat pilates program -- TRAM or DEP flap pilates program -- Chair pilates program -- Standing pilates program -- Wellness.
Summary "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 Anne 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"--Back cover.
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Exercise therapy.
Pilates method.
Hatha yoga -- Therapeutic use.
Breast Neoplasms -- Rehabilitation -- Popular works.
Breathing exercises -- Popular works.
Exercise Movement Techniques -- Popular works.
Relaxation Therapy -- Popular works.
Added Author Turo, Ann Marie, author.
ISBN 9781936303571 (paperback)
1936303574 (paperback)
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