Mercy Health – Fairfield HealthPlex Launches Gentle Movement Class for Breast Cancer Patients
Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Fairfield HealthPlex has launched a gentle movement class for breast cancer patients.
Many breast cancer treatments, including breast biopsy, lymph node biopsy or removal, breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy), mastectomy and breast reconstruction, can affect a woman’s ability to move her shoulders and arms and cause pain and stiffness.
This restorative class teaches gentle stretching and movement techniques to improve posture, flexibility, blood flow and overall wellbeing. The series of classes focuses on upper body mobility and lengthening to help breast cancer patients at all stages of survivorship. It is open to all women seeking simple exercises that can be practiced anywhere with limited equipment.
The series of classes begins on Wednesday, September 27 and runs from 5-5:45 p.m. Breast surgeon and surgical oncologist Jacquelyn Palmer, MD will be the special guest at the first class. Classes take place the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Fairfield HealthPlex, which is located at 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014. Classes are free but space is limited. Please call 513-686-1212 to register.