State of the art Pilates programs for a variety of treatments and conditions to help people in their breast cancer recovery – in mind, body, and spirit
Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery
Evidence is growing every day to support the positive role of exercise or breast cancer patients and survivors. Physical activity improves both function and mental well being. These programs are designed to improve circulation, range of motion, increase lung capacity, muscle strength, and flexibility. The exercises will also decrease fatigue, depression, and reduce the risk of lymphedema and blood clots.
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Pilates C.A.R.E.S. Certification Program
Matwork Program I
This 2 day program includes a 3 phase matwork program, and covers medical recommendations, exercise guidelines, benefits of exercise, how Pilates addresses concerns specific to breast cancer, history of Pilates and breast cancer, testing and certification licensing.
Matwork Program I Exercise Program
These gentle movements help your quality of movement and improve daily function.
Focuses on adding more resistance training as well as increasing range of motion.
Strengthening exercises are added to work both sides of the body evenly.
Prerequisites: Certified Matwork Teachers
Additional Pilates C.A.R.E.S Programs for Continuing Education
Matwork Program II
These next three phases also improve circulation, increase range of motion, lung capacity, muscle strength, and flexibility. This program is a transition from rehabilitative exercises into the Pilates Mat class.
In 1955, Joseph Pilates developed a rehabilitation program for Eve Gentry who had undergone a radical mastectomy. These equipment programs for the Reformer, Spine Corrector and Ped –i-pul are based on the exercises he designed for Eve’s recovery.