Cancer institutes are not providing cancer survivors with information about cancer rehabilitation services.

2017-04-23T15:09:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|acupuncture, Cancer, Exercise, Hypnosis, lymphedema, Lymphedema Therapists, Massage, Naturopath, News, Nutrition, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Uncategorised|

According to a 2016 study 70% of clinical care cancer centers reviewed failed to provide details on cancer rehabilitation services. Of the clinical care centers that did provide such information only 8% provided accurate and detailed information. Read the article here.

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Breast Cancer, Occupational Therapist, Pilates, Yoga|

By 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, [...]

Balancing Lymphedema Risk: Exercise Versus Deconditioning for Breast Cancer Survivors

2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Exercise, lymphedema|

Lymphedema, a common and feared negative effect of breast cancer treatment, is generally described by arm swelling and dysfunction. Risk averse clinical recommendations guided survivors to avoid use of the affected arm. This may lead to deconditioning and, ironically, the very outcome women seek to avoid. Recently published studies run counter to these guidelines. The [...]

Axillary Web Syndrome, A Complication of Breast Cancer: What the Orthopaedic Physical Therapist Needs to Know

2016-07-02T11:14:40+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Cancer, Occupational Therapist|

Background & Purpose: One particular group of people accessing physical therapy services, and whose numbers are steadily increasing, are breast cancer survivors. Axillary web syndrome (AWS) is one complication of breast cancer treatment that can be easily misdiagnosed without an understanding of breast cancer treatment and its effects on the musculoskeletal and lymphatic systems. Methods: [...]

Exploring Different Types of Hatha Yoga for Patients With Cancer

2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Cancer, Yoga|

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and is based on the collective experiences of yoga practitioners over time. Western countries and sophisticated medical facilities use this practice as a complementary therapy with standard medical treatments. Yoga has been shown to improve quality of life. Several types of yoga potentially can benefit people [...]

Mirror therapy for the alleviation of phantom limb pain following amputation

2016-07-02T11:14:40+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Psychology|

Background/Aim: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a debilitating condition that affects 50–85% of patients following an amputation and significantly diminishes their quality of life. Mirror therapy has been reported to have potential success for the alleviation of PLP. However, due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms underlying PLP and the fact that no [...]


2016-07-02T11:14:40+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Pilates|

bleeding (6 weeks to 4 months) and/or vasomotor symptoms such as sweating and hot flushes (3). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of intermittent exercise on body composition, fat distribution and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal sedentary women. In this study participated that total 66 middle-aged with the phenomenon of hot [...]

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2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 4th, 2016|acupuncture|

Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies for obesity cannot achieve adequate weight control in all patients, so complementary types of treatment are also performed. Acupuncture, one of [...]

A cognitive behavioral therapy intervention to promote weight loss improves body composition and blood lipid profiles among overweight breast cancer survivors

2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Psychology|

Abstract Overweight or obesity is an established negative prognostic factor in breast cancer. Co-morbidities associated with obesity, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), may negatively impact quality of life and survival in this population. Our purpose was to determine the effect of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for weight loss through exercise and diet modification on [...]


2018-02-03T21:32:35+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Psychology|

This study examined the effect of adding hypnosis to a behavioral weight management program on short- and long-term weight change. One hundred nine subjects, who ranged in age froni 17 to 67, completed a behavioral treatment either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in [...]

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