Exercise Therapy and the Cancer Patient: A Guide for Patients and Professionals

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This guide will help patients, regardless of their type of cancer, regain lost physical and psychological functions. Conditions such as fatigue, loss of strength, and depression are all too common with many cancers. Indeed, it is often not he cancer itself but the treatment and the inactivity that follow, that affect the afflicted individual. Doctor Stidwill's latest book is written to be understood and applied by both medical professionals and cancer survivors alike. After 12 years of working with cancer patients, Stidwill offers sound advice and sample exercises in an easy to implement format, including an "Exercise Prescription" for specific cancers.

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?I started playing golf again? ??Dan
?Exercise takes me out of the victim mode.?
??Hillary
?I feel better now than I have in the 5 or 6 years prior to my diagnosis.? ??Denise
?My goal is to have as normal a life as possible. I want to live life to the fullest?I want to feel good about myself and I want other to feel good when they?re with me.? ??Cindy
?You laugh in the face of cancer when you exercise. You are saying ?I can still do this, the illness won?t keep me from using this body, and this is something I can control.? And this is helping me feel in control of my life again.? ??Betty
This guide will help patients, regardless of their type of cancer, regain lost physical and psychological functions. Conditions such as fatigue, loss of strength, and depression are all too common with many cancers. Indeed, it is often not he cancer itself but the treatment and the inactivity that follow, that affect the afflicted individual. Doctor Stidwill's latest book is written to be understood and applied by both medical professionals and cancer survivors alike. After 12 years of working with cancer patients, Stidwill offers sound advice and sample exercises in an easy to implement format, including an ?Exercise Prescription? for specific cancers.
About Howard Stidwill, Ph.D.
Howard Stidwill, Ph.D. has been director of exercise therapy programs for cancer patients for over 12 years. He has produced an exercise DVD for breast cancer patients, and presented and published numerous articles on this subject for professional organizations including the American Cancer Society, Y-Me, Coping magazine and the American Breast Cancer Guide where he serves as a member of theeditorial advisory board. Dr. Stidwill is currently President of InnerStrength Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Patients, Inc.

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About Howard Stidwill
Howard Stidwill, Ph.D. has been director of exercise therapy programs for cancer patients for over 12 years. Dr. Stidwill has also written an exercise guide specifically for breast cancer patients. He was also produced and exercise DVD for breast cancer patients and presented and published numerous articles on this subject for professional organizations including the American Cancer Society, Y-Me, Coping magazine and the American Breast Cancer Guide where he serves as a member of the editorial advisory board. He has been profiled by WGN television in Chicago.
Dr. Stidwill has been a university professor in exercise science at Northern Illinois University. While at Northern, he began an outpatient exercise program for breast cancer patients and taught a graduate class on the therapeutic use of exercise for those with cancer. He was director of exercise therapy for cancer patients at a nonprofit agency in the Chicago suburbs and is currently President of InnerStrength Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Patients Inc.
Dr. Stidwill lives with his family in St. Charles, Illinois. You may learn more about his services at: www.innerstrengthrehab.com

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