Memorial's Restorative Stretching is a postoperative program designed to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients.
Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery. You're probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and the adjuvant treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that's exactly what doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
Memorial's Regional Cancer Center is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image. This free program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. The Restorative Stretching program is suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all fitness levels.
Benefits of Restorative Stretching
- Reduces feelings of depression
- Improves self confidence and control
- Helps regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
- Enhances energy levels
- Helps to control weight
- Improves sleep
- Alleviates fatigue
- Decreases stress and tension
- Enhances physical and mental well-being
To get started or if you have any questions, please call 574-647-1100. Free to women diagnosed and/or who underwent surgery at Memorial for their breast cancer.
Classes are held in the Memorial Regional Cancer Center's Complementary Services Suite.