Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery

What are some things you can do to help your client recover and thrive after Breast Cancer treatment?  What are important things to know to work with BC clients? (The information for this post is adapted from “Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery Using Pilates”, a continuing education course offered by Fitness Learning Systems.) As the number of breast cancer survivors continues to grow, so does the need for compassionate and knowledgeable health-fitness professionals.  Survivors need a trusted professional who can help them safely and effectively bring their life full circle through recovery to a new normal. Breast cancer affects Read More …

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

By FLS Authors Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in my practice Integrated Mind and Body in Boston for relaxation, and to help prepare patients physically and psychologically for the treatments that I offer. They are often curious about the breathing and ultimately ask, ” What is the difference between Pilates breathing and yoga breathing?” Pilates breathing is “ribcage breathing” or three-dimensional breathing Read More …