Forge Lifestyle Series: Survive Strong
You are invited to our NEW monthly Exercise and Wellness Lifestyle Program: Survive Strong. At our Survive Strong class, we passionately strive to inspire and empower you to reach your full potential as you navigate breast cancer survivorship. Movement is medicine and we will focus on maximizing your movement to get you back to the activities you love. Each month's class will focus on a different topic related to survivorship, wellness, and exercise. Each class will include an educational survivorship topic component and an exercise class. Upcoming topics include: increasing range of motion, increasing strength, decreasing fatigue, how to create an exercise routine, lymphedema prevention & management, neuropathy management, how to handle other side effects you may experience from your diagnosis and/or treatment, and much more.
All equipment and materials are provided. Water and restrooms are available onsite; we recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle. Free parking is available in front of Benchmark; call for directions: (205) 573-6278. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in and settle into your spot before the class starts. Space is limited, so reserve your spot for each class as soon as possible. We request a $5 reservation fee, but scholarships are available; for more information about scholarships please contact Forge at 205-838-6159. **Each participant must be cleared by their physician prior to participation.** For more information about this class or other programs, contact Forge at 205-838-6159. About the instructor: Amanda Peterson, PT, DPT, CLT is a physical therapist and clinic director for BenchMark Physical Therapy in Homewood, AL. She specializes in oncological rehabilitation, lymphedema, and orthopedics. Amanda has been a Forge partner and member of the Clinical Advisory Committee since 2014. She received her Bachelors of Science from UAB and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University. Amanda has a passion for helping people improve their quality of life and restore their function during and after oncological treatments. This class is hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, and Benchmark Physical Therapy. Forge's Survive Strong classes are for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as their loved ones, and the healthcare professionals that serve them..