Healing After Breast Cancer

by admin on January 25, 2011

I can only imagine that enduring breast cancer would be one of the most challenging experiences of one’s life. How do you recover the mind, body, and spirt after the three have been so relentlessly accosted? Beyond inner strength, necessary is the support of individuals who have been through recovery and understand how to lead into a path of wellness.

Hasn’t there always been a specified rehabilitation path post-surgery? Surprisingly, no. Doreen Puglisi, a New Jersey-based wellness physiologist and Pilates instructor, discovered this after experiencing breast cancer herself. “The one thing doctors don’t tell you is that so many daily activities can become impossible after surgery… You think to yourself: No one told me this would happen. Will I ever feel normal again?” She did, creating the Pink Ribbon Program, a Pilates-based exercise routine designed specifically for those healing after surgery. Years later, the program has helped thousands of women through the process of recovery by offering educational programs, workshops, and instructor trainings throughout the country.

CRNP is proud to be affiliated with and offer classes for the Pink Ribbon Program. Check out this article to learn more about Doreen Puglisi’s experience and the philosophy of the program.

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