Filling the Survivor Gap - Breast and Abdominal/Pelvic Cancer Restoration with Pilates (2020 Dates TBA)

Filling the Survivor Gap – Breast and Abdominal/Pelvic Cancer Restoration with Pilates*

*Level 1 Intensive in the Breast and Abdominal Cancer Advanced Qualification Specialization Program

Meet the pressing need of clients living with breast, pelvic and abdominal cancers, post-surgery and preparing for surgery. Learn specific applications in the Pilates environment aimed at the skilled intervention level of a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, or nurse.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Level 2 in the Breast and Abdominal Cancer Specialization Program – an exciting opportunity to build on the knowledge gained in this program, which comprises Level 1, with mentorship and on-site or distance learning options.

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Description

Breast, abdominal and pelvic cancer survivorship have become common chronic conditions for a number of people, especially women, due to the length women live and so find themselves living longer in survivorship.

A survivor gap exists between initial intensive medical treatment and any ongoing follow-up care. The term “survivor gap” recognizes this gap in cancer care for the survivors who are “lost in transition from patient to survivor” where survivors are now out on their own.

The Pilates Method, therapeutically applied, is an excellent medium to guide these persons undergoing a life-altering experience. Meet the pressing need of clients living with breast, pelvic and abdominal cancers. Learn specific applications in the Pilates environment aimed at the skilled intervention level of a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, or nurse. Discover how you can facilitate the rehabilitation of reconstruction procedures and avoid lymphedema risks.

Specific benefits and contraindications of Pilates are explained. Course content also reviews structural assessment and current research on the positive rationale for exercise for cancer survivors.

Guidelines are provided on how to progress clients, avoid lymphedema, and an introduction to the concepts of Level 2,  which covers a complete physical program, including various manual treatments.

Price of $650 includes:

• 3-day intensive with snacks, light meals included
• Learn the new MOTR® work out for Strength for Survivors!
• a certificate of completion and professional recommendations as appropriate

Continuing Education Credit for Pilates Method Alliance, California Physical Therapy Association and CA Board of Nursing: 16 CEC/CEUs