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STOTT PILATES® Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab


Many more women are surviving breast cancer today than ever before and a specially designed fitness program is a tremendous asset to provide a more comfortable recovery and deliver increased strength and endurance to resume an active lifestyle. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, looks at a series of gentle, targeted resistance-based Reformer exercises, focusing on ROM for the entire shoulder girdle. Other areas of emphasis include establishing mobility, restoring posture, ensuring proper bio-mechanics and developing core and peripheral strength to address muscular imbalances developed from various types of surgeries and treatments.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify different types of breast cancer surgery and the side effects of each
  2. Understand how selected STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises target specific muscle groups to begin rebalancing them
  3. Discover specific contraindications and concerns for individual cases
  4. Learn how specific modifications increase effectiveness and safety for individual clients

Equipment used in this workshop

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