RENO — The Pink Ribbon Program is designed specifically for post-operative breast cancer survivors and a training to become certified in the program is coming in November.
Program founder and director Doreen Puglisi became aware of the need after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She used the Pink Ribbon Program to regain the range of motion as well as strength in her affected arm.
The Healing Moves Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people with health challenges get involved in specialized exercise programs, will host a workshop on Nov. 4 and 5 at Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness. The class offers continuing education credits for individuals who work with breast cancer survivors through Pilates, physical therapy, occupational therapy, personal training, nursing and manual lymphatic drainage therapy. The goal of this interactive course is to provide participants with the knowledge to successfully evaluate the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols.
This course is open to physical and occupational therapists, Pilates instructors, nurses, personal trainers and MLD therapists.
The training runs from 2 to 8 p.m. both days. Workshop cost is $425 per person plus $35 for course materials. Space is still available. For more information, visit www.pinkribbonprogram.com or call 888-445-3089.