Breast cancer is now considered a chronic condition, as opposed to the inevitable killer it once was. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 3 million women in the U.S. presently live with breast cancer, about 2.3 million have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and about 1 million do not yet know they have the disease. Abdominal cancers are another category affecting many of your clients.
The Pilates Method, therapeutically applied, is an excellent medium to guide these growing populations undergoing a life-altering experience. Meet the pressing need of clients living with breast 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 prescribe a complete physical program, including various manual treatments.
A special feature at this year’s intensive is the new MOTR® work out for Strength for Survivors!
Price of $1400 includes:
• 3 distance courses (prerequisite)
• recorded Free Conference Call to start lectures 1 month before the intensive
• 3-day intensive with 1st day lunch and Saturday dinner included
• follow-up mentoring while completing the post-workshop study
• a certificate of completion and professional recommendations as appropriate
Continuing Education Credit for Pilates Method Alliance: 26 CECs, plus applicable credit for prerequisite courses
Continuing Education Units for California Physical Therapy Association: prerequisite courses only