Enhance your healing and recovery through this 6-week exercise rehabilitation program.
Strength ABC was founded by Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH and is based on the PAL Trial (Physical Activity and Lymphedema). This study showed the effectiveness of progressive weightlifting for breast cancer survivors who were living with or were at risk for lymphedema. Our program has been developed to meet the broader physical rehabilitation needs of breast cancer survivors.
An initial screening by a Physical Therapist
Personalized exercise instruction from Sunflower Exercise Counselors geared towards increasing motivation, and promoting behavior and healthy lifestyle change
Education on weight training routines that help prevent lymphedema and increase range of motion
Free resistance band and 2-3 lb. dumbbells
Guidance on creating a long-term fitness practice that fits your lifestyle
Participation is dependent on your pre-screening assessment with a Physical Therapist.