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Movin' and Groovin' After Cancer Treatment

This exercise class is for people who have received a cancer diagnosis and have completed all cancer treatments. (Treatments may have included surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or rehabilitation therapy.)

Following treatment, some people may feel fatigued or deconditioned (less endurance and/or strength than before treatment). Exercise is important to overcome de-conditioning symptoms; and exercise is especially important for people who have had a history of cancer.

This class includes an educational segment prior to each exercise portion. Educational topics include:

  • Exercise Benefits and Effects on Fatigue
  • Barriers to Exercise and how to Overcome Them
  • Personal Goal Setting
  • Stretching, Strengthening Postural and Exertion Guidelines
  • Body Mechanics
  • General fitness
  • Demonstration of varied exercise (Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, and Nia)

The exercise portion includes a warm-up, low impact aerobics, strengthening, stretching and cool down activities.

Physical and Occupational Therapists will lead class instruction. Therapists are an integral part of the Aurora cancer core team!

Register with payment online until March 6 or call Joan Stevenson in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at 414-328-6640. Once registered, please view our introduction letter (PDF, 10 KB) and print the two forms below, one of which must be signed by a physician.  These forms must be completed and brought with you to the first class to be able to participate in the class. 

  1. Movin' and Groovin' After Cancer Treatment physician release form (PDF, 12 KB)
  2. Movin' and Groovin' After Cancer Treatment policy form (PDF, 265 KB)

Cancer patients who have received their treatment at Aurora West Allis Medical Center/Aurora Women's Pavilion, please call Joan at 414-328-6640 to register. Funding for  cancer survivors to participate one time in the Movin' and Groovin' class has generously been provided through monies raised from Aurora Health Care's fundraising endeavors.   Cancer survivors are required to pay a nominal fee of $20; however, this will be refunded if they attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions.

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