what is pink pilates?
The Pink Pilates programme has been specifically designed to help women diagnosed with cancer regain their physical strength, improve their body confidence and incorporate exercise into their lifestyle.
Research shows that exercise therapy is a very important component in recovery from a cancer diagnosis and the effects of its treatment.
Both the surgery and chemotherapy cause extreme de-conditioning and fatigue, and exercise helps to correct both of these debilitating problems. More importantly exercise has also been shown to significantly improve longevity in cancer survivors.
Pink Pilates provides a full range of services designed to look after women who are recovering from cancer surgery or cancer treatments. For each woman the Pink Pilates Programme consists of a course of ten individually designed and delivered treatments incorporating pilates, physiotherapy, massage, breathing techniques, fatigue management and exercise prescription. We believe that this therapeutic combination addresses both the physical and emotional side effects of cancer.
The Pink Pilates programme is suitable for all women recovering from cancer and accommodates all levels of fitness.
The programme aims to help women:
- regain strength, flexibility and confidence in their body,
- improve core strength and posture,
- ease pain and muscular tension,
- minimize weight gain and improve bone density
- learn new exercises to enhance their recovery after surgery and prevent long term problems
- increase energy levels during and after cancer treatments
- achieve their own fitness goals with an individualised, safe training programme
- gain a sense of control and boost the spirit
All Pink Pilates services are provided by fully trained and experienced physiotherapists with specialist training in cancer rehabilitation. Our team of Physiotherapists provide support, motivation and encouragement, while offering the best care and professional advice.
The programme has been hugely successful with referrals from Surgeons and other health professionals dramatically increasing the demand. Referrals have increased participation by 230% in the past two years. The programme is now available in 35 regions across New Zealand and Australia.