Breast Cancer Restoration on the MOTR®
Research shows that survivors of breast cancer benefit from exercise in general and particularly need strength training. Additional research shows that Pilates exercises increase flexibility, and greatly add to the quality of life for survivors. Restoration on the MOTR® allows survivors of any age group to have the option of adding Pilates-based strength development.
This video course inspires Pilates instructors to use the MOTR® for this special population of survivors. There is a subtle difference between the art of teaching and the art of instructing. Teaching imparts theories, concepts, ideas or history. The goal of this video course is to instruct Pilates Method providers, giving them tools and embodying the physical tasks themselves in order to implement a safe program for survivors.
Dr. Suzanne Martin, DPT, ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, ACSM Exercise Physiologist and Certified Lymphatic Therapist, presents and demonstrates a progressive set of 6 Levels of Difficulty of Pilates-based exercises specifically designed for the needs of upper body restoration from surgery. The video is also useful for anyone desiring to follow a stepped approach to upper body strength.
Caution: This video and course is specifically not intended for those with osteoporosis.
To begin, enter the lesson and quiz activities below.