Alternative exercise traditions

Publication Title: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Alternative exercise traditions (AETs) such as Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various forms of dance offer the potential to improve diverse outcomes among cancer survivors by reducing adverse symptoms and mood disorders, and by enhancing function. Additionally AETs have emerged as a potential means to address deficits in current disease-focused care delivery models which are marked by prevalent under-treatment of symptoms and physical impairments. Relative to therapeutic exercise in allopathic models, many AETs are comparatively affordable and accessible.

Author(s): 
Ruddy, Kathryn J.
Stan, Daniela L.
Bhagra, Anjali
Jurisson, Mary
Cheville, Andrea L.
Publication Title: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Alternative exercise traditions (AETs) such as Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various forms of dance offer the potential to improve diverse outcomes among cancer survivors by reducing adverse symptoms and mood disorders, and by enhancing function. Additionally AETs have emerged as a potential means to address deficits in current disease-focused care delivery models which are marked by prevalent under-treatment of symptoms and physical impairments. Relative to therapeutic exercise in allopathic models, many AETs are comparatively affordable and accessible.

Author(s): 
Ruddy, Kathryn J.
Stan, Daniela L.
Bhagra, Anjali
Jurisson, Mary
Cheville, Andrea L.
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