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Forté Fitness Pearls

A fitness blog by Forté Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, the premier physical therapy center dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors “move better, feel better, be better”.

Restoring fitness is an essential key to feeling better after cancer treatment. Do you wonder where to start? Do you worry about getting lymphedema? Do you know how to exercise? Do you even like to exercise? These and many other issues are addressed here in the fitness blog. We hope you get inspired and informed as we share personal experiences and fitness pearls. Please send a note if you need help, have questions, or just want to share your own thoughts. We would love to hear from you!

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Let’s All Be Aware Of Lymphedema

Sometimes it seems there is a “National (something) Day” for almost everything.  The significance of these celebrations, events and holidays can be easily be overlooked, but we all need to remember that there is a group to whom these days of awareness and celebrations are very important.

march blog picMarch was “National Lymphedema Awareness Month”.  Lymphedema isn’t a word in most of our vocabularies.  If you aren’t a medical professional or haven’t been affected, or know someone who has been affected, you may have never heard the word.

What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a collection of high protein fluid just below the skin that causes swelling (edema) often in the arms and/or legs.… Continue Reading >>

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