Click on the image to see the photo gallery of the Pink Ribbon Workshop.
The Healing Moves Foundation hosted an interactive two day workshop in November 2011. Master Instructor Doug Saunders with the Pink Ribbon Program provided the participants with a knowledge base that is essential to the successful evaluation of the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols. Physical therapists, Pilates instructors, personal trainers, lymphedema treatment specialists and nurses throughout California and Nevada attended our event.
We would like to thank our co-sponsor Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness for supplying their beautiful facility and for all of the delicious meals and snacks served throughout the event!!
Doreen Puglisi, M.S. is an exercise physiologist and educator who transformed her professional – then personal – experience with cancer into a successful rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors. In just six years, the nonprofit organization she established has trained and certified more than 400 instructors in the United States, Australia and Europe to help women recover their mobility, strength, and range of motion following breast cancer surgery.
The Pink Ribbon Program originated when Doreen began working with breast cancer survivors as a Pilates Instructor and Exercise Physiologist. She was stunned to discover that survivors were discharged following mastectomy, lymph node dissections and even reconstructive surgeries without a plan for either physical therapy or rehabilitation of the affected side. With her energy, drive and knowledge of exercise physiology, Doreen set out to develop a program to help her clients achieve their best possible recovery. (more…)
Please join us at our next Healing Moves Foundation Volunteers Meeting! We will be focusing on helping women with breast cancer. Much of the lunch hour will be devoted to the upcoming Pink Ribbon Program.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Suite 320 (Grubb & Ellis office in south Reno, just west of the Home Depot store.)
(775) 686-9296 cell phone (text or call)
There is nothing quite like helping people who are in need. When you start to feel overwhelmed with the pressures of life, try to focus on someone else’s life. Open your eyes to the challenges others are facing. Oftentimes our personal struggles don’t seem so daunting when compared to the worries of our friends or acquaintances. If you are able to give help to others in need, a true healing will begin to take place. You will help heal another person, but most importantly you will help heal yourself.
Register to become a Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist! The Pink Ribbon Program is coming to Reno, Nevada on November 4 & 5, 2011. This very special course is open to physical therapists, occupational therapists, Pilates instructors, personal trainers, lymphedema treatment specialists and nurses. The Pink Ribbon Program helps restore the quality of life and healthy body image for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer despite any physical limitations brought on by their course of treatment. Click for more information on the Pink Ribbon Program and to register for these special classes. (more…)
People with disabilities and their friends and family are invited to explore summertime sports at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day at the Sparks Marina Park on Sunday, June 12. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature hand-cycling, kayaking, sailing and adapted rock climbing. New this year, the Note-Ables will sponsor a get up and moving booth with fun activities using hula-hoops and more.
All ages and abilities are encouraged to come out and try something new in a fun, safe environment. Participants are required to have a guardian sign a release form to take part. Don’t forget the sunscreen and wear close-toed shoes.
For more information, call 353-7815. The Sparks Marina Park is located at 300 Howard Drive. Print the flyer for the event.
Click on Disabled Sports USA Far West to read about more fun and exciting programs designed for people of all ages and abilities!