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OT, Breast Cancer + Pilates

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living, Podcasts 4 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Occupational therapy practitioners working with patients that have breast cancer does not have to be intimidating! Naomi discusses how she uses pilates to treat her patients that have breast cancer, gives TONS of resources for you to dig into and specific breathing techniques to try.

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Resources from the Show:

Naomi's Book: Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing, and Wellness

MOCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment)

DASH outcome measure (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand)

Helpful Additional Resources:

Course: Critical Knowledge for Working with Breast Cancer Survivors

OT's Role in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation/Living with Breast Cancer (AOTA resources)

Bathing and Dressing After a Mastectomy

Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 1. Impact of Physical Activity and Symptom Management Interventions


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Comments 4

  1. Naomi is fantastic! I’m so glad her and I are connected. This is such an important topic. I am an OT and I had a mastectomy and I was outraged that no rehab was prescribed after my surgery. I was completely on my own. I have learned so much from Naomi’s work. Let’s keep spreading the word!
    Janice M. Woerner, OTR/L
    Jersey Girl Health and Wealth

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  2. GO GIRL! you have a brilliant website and services on offer.
    I would like to introduce the Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness Summit which is an online video presentation resource designed for breast cancer survivors – but worth viewing by OT’s in this service delivery area to see what other service providers are doing to increase referral of patients to appropriate service providers.
    Website supporters have free access to the entire program and this is my website access- click on the link and see the program speaker list/ presentations:
    This is the link to the Summit site:

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