Living life after Cancer: Pilates and Wellness for Survivors (Volume 1)

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The WOW program is excellent for women recovering from breast cancer. Learn how Pilates can help you regain mobility and strength safely and effectively. Pilates is a wonderful exercise regimen since it emphasizes minimal repetitions with correct form and alignment, promotes lymphatic flow and fosters the mind body connection through its emphasis upon breathing and concentration. There are 36 exercises with photos as well as detailed descriptions and modifications of each exercise in this 69 page manual. If you are post TRAM flap Reconstruction, Pilates will benefit you greatly due to its focus on trunk stability. Please check with your doctor before participating in this or any exercise program. We have included a wellness section that can assist if you are suffering from the side effects of treatment including fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, lymphedema, or peripheral neuropathy. Suggestions are offered to help you perform your daily living tasks more comfortably and safely.

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Naomi Aaronson, MA OTR/L,CHT,CPI is a nationally known occupational therapist, presenter and author. She has lectured for NE Seminars, Primacare, Integrated Rehabilitation and Fitness, Brick Bodies, The Cotting Connection, MEDS-PDN, Medstar Health, IDEA Fitness Fusion and to graduate occupational therapy students. As co-author of the learning CD's Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery Using Pilates, Breast Cancer Recovery: On Land and In Water, and the Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise program, Naomi seeks to educate both survivors and health professionals throughout the world about the importance of rehabilitation in recovery. Her writing has been featured in the ADVANCE, Women and Cancer, IDEA Journal, and throughout the web. Her motto is " take back your body and improve your physical and mental health". To learn more about Naomi and her work, visit her website at: Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L is an occupational therapist, author, lecturer and owner of Integrated Mind and Body, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts. She is lecturer for MAOT, MEDS-PDN, MedStar Health, Home CEU, City Year of Boston, Salem State University - Graduate Program, The Greater Boston Knitting Guild, Thrive Together, and a visiting instructor for the F. Holland Day Foundation - A Healing Center for People with Cancer. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University, and full certification in STOTT Pilates from Merrithew Health & Fitness. Ann Marie is co-owner of Integrated Rehabilitation and Fitness and has co-authored: Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery using Pilates. She lives in Boston with her husband Arthur and enjoys cooking, reading, practicing yoga, and knitting for family, friends and charities. To learn more about Ann Marie and her work, visit her website at:

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