Pink Ribbon Program
This program is designed to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients aiding to help regain mobility, and improve strength and posture.
Pilates 44 Studio runs workshops for Pilates and Cancer Survivorship throughout the year. The Pink Ribbon Program was developed by a survivor for survivors. It is a post operative, Pilates based, recovery program. This program is designed to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients aiding to help regain mobility, and improve strength and posture. Using the principles of the Pilates method, our training in Pilates along with our knowledge of biomechanics, we teach movement that focuses on stretching and strengthening; shoulder, chest and back muscles allowing you to improve range of motion and strength to those areas most affected by breast cancer surgery, treatment and reconstruction.
There is also a focus around building core strength using breath. You are therefore able to better support your upper body strength, particularly if your abdominal muscles were compromised in relation to reconstruction surgery.
Exercise post cancer has been shown to greatly improve quality of life and this program is often the first step towards returning to normal exercise.
Can help to regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
Promotes lymphatic drainage
Improves functional ability
Assists in posture
All Pink Ribbon Program instructors are Certified to teach the Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise protocol's. The program works in conjunction with your healthcare providers recommendations. It may also be used in conjunction with or as a follow up to any prescribed physical therapy.