Building and Restoring Physical Wellness after Breast Cancer
Paying attention to your physical fitness can be hard after a breast cancer diagnosis, but research shows exercise can make you feel more energetic, lessen side effects and may lower the risk of recurrence. During this program, experts Joni Miller, PT, DPT, CLT and Brianna Obert, MSPT, CLT, RYT talked about
- the benefits of physical therapy before and after breast cancer surgery, radiation or chemotherapy
- safe exercises to help you maintain strength and flexibility
- the impact that exercises such as yoga can have on healing, stamina and range of motion
- how to find safe, appropriate cardiovascular exercises for your phase of healing
About Our Speakers
Joni Miller, PT, DPT, CLT, is a physical therapist and cancer exercise specialist at Oncology Rehab, in Greenwood Village, Colorado. There, she launched an exercise program with the main goal of minimizing the side effects of chemo and radiation while maximizing function and quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Joni’s passion stems from her personal experience with her family members’ fights with cancer. She believes strongly in using exercise to help people maintain power and control during a time when they may feel they have none.
Brianna Obert, MSPT, CLT, RYT, is a physical therapist at Oncology Rehab, where she offers therapeutic yoga group classes with a focus on stress relief. She also offers one-on-one treatment sessions using yoga therapy with a focus on emotional and spiritual healing for those who need more than just physical care during or after the cancer experience.
Brianna is passionate about the need for physical therapy as part of the recovery process from cancer.