FREE Small Group Training Program for Breast Cancer Survivors following the University of Pennsylvania PAL (Physical Activity and Lymphedema Study) protocol. PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. A consultation with a physical therapist is required to participate.
Who Is PALS For? READ THE BLOG
Upper Valley Aquatic Center wants PALS for Life to bring safe and effective research-based exercise to as many breast cancer survivors as possible! PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. All survivors are encouraged to stay active. Strength training, if performed correctly and with proper guidelines, is very safe and extremely beneficial for those who have, or may be at risk for lymphedema.
How Can I Participate?
What is Lymphedema?
It is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system that can occur after breast cancer surgery-and/or radiation treatment. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well and, as fluid builds up, swelling occurs. Experts estimate that 5% to 40% of women will experience some level of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. The PALTrials sought to examine the role of weightlifting both of breast cancer survivors with and at risk for lymphedema. The study found that a slow progressive weightlifting regimen allowed women to put activity back into their daily lives and did not increase their risk of developing lymphedema. In fact, women with lymphedema saw a significant decrease in the size of their affected arm and were better able to complete activities of daily living.
PALS Is Life Changing Lives
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS @ 10:30am-12:00pm (12-weeks) • FREE
Affordably priced small group training for those who have completed the PALS protocol and want to do additional training.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS @ 9:00-10:30am (12-weeks) • $49
Affordably priced group supported training for breast cancer survivors. Completion of PALS for Life protocol is not required to participate. There is mounting evidence that exercise and rehabilitative interventions improve outcomes for cancer survivors. Join us!
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAYS @ 11am -12pm • $55 monthly • Open enrollment (4 month minimum commitment)
(Min. class size 3 - Max. class size 8)
Send referral to Fax #802-291-9857