A FREE safe and effective research-based Small Group Training Program for Breast Cancer Survivors following the University of Pennsylvania PAL (Physical Activity and Lymphedema Study) protocol. PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. A doctor referral and consultation with a physical therapist is required to participate.
Upper Valley Aquatic Center wants PALS for Life to bring safe and effective research-based exercise to as many breast cancer survivors as possible! PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer (6-8 weeks post radiation, post chemotherapy). All survivors are encouraged to stay active. Strength training, if performed correctly and with proper guidelines, is very safe and extremely beneficial for those who have, or may be at risk for lymphedema.
It is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system that can occur after breast cancer surgery-and/or radiation treatment. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well and, as fluid builds up, swelling occurs. Experts estimate that 5% to 40% of women will experience some level of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. The PALTrials sought to examine the role of weightlifting both of breast cancer survivors with and at risk for lymphedema. The study found that a slow progressive weightlifting regimen allowed women to put activity back into their daily lives and did not increase their risk of developing lymphedema. In fact, women with lymphedema saw a significant decrease in the size of their affected arm and were better able to complete activities of daily living.
PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer, with a doctor referral and physical therapy consult after 6-8 weeks post radiation and chemotherapy.
NEW Evening, Hybrid, 8-Week Option!
June 6- August 5 M/TH @ 5-6pm (no class week of July 4)
Virtual and In-Person in Small Group Training Studio.
Some home equipment is required:
July 12- September 29 T/TH @ 8:15-9:10am Small Group Training Studio
October 11- January 5, 2023 T/TH @ 10:30am-11:15am Group-Ex Studio
Affordably priced small group training for those who have completed the PALS protocol and want to do additional training. This program is based upon The Strength and Courage Project. A collaborative work with many partners including Magee-Womens Foundation, the philanthropic component of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital. Magee is committed to bringing women with cancer better prevention, detection and treatment options through individualized patient care, research, advocacy and education. Open only to PALS graduates. $49 for 12-week session
April 5-June 23 T/TH @ 8:15- 9:10am Small Group Training Studio
July 12- September 29 T/TH @ 10:30am-11:15am Group-Ex Studio
October 11- January 5, 2023 T/TH @ 8:15- 9:10am Small Group Training Studio
*Dr. Laleh Talebian, Ph.D. is a research scientist, with a strong background in cancer biology, human genetics and immunology, & a certified health & wellness coach. For more info contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordably priced group supported training for cancer survivors. There is mounting evidence that exercise and rehabilitative interventions improve outcomes for cancer survivors. Open to those living with breast cancer and beyond. $65 Monthly, open enrollment. Join us!
April 4-June 23 M/W 9:30-10:25am In-person and Virtual Hybrid. Small Group Training Studio
July 11- September 29 M/W 9:30-10:25am In-person and Virtual Hybrid. Small Group Training Studio
October 10- January 5, 2023 M/W 9:30-10:25am In-person and Virtual Hybrid. Small Group Training Studio
REGISTER for all programs TODAY at the Welcome Desk 802-296-2850 ex 0 email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Erin 802-296-2850 ex 112 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PO Box 1198
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-296-2850 ex 113
Give with a credit card over the phone during business hours
(Min. class size 3 - Max. class size 8)
Send referral to Fax #802-291-9857