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Harrison offers free national program for breast cancer survivors - 1/9/2008

Now breast cancer survivors can experience an innovative recovery program that improves physical and emotional well-being while promoting healing and prevention of breast cancer complications. Currently used in more than 500 hospitals nationwide, the program will be presented free at Harrison Green Mountain on January 16.

The Lebed Method: Focus on Healing through Movement and Dance is a therapeutic exercise and movement program for women who have had breast cancer. Two physicians and a dance movement specialist created the original program in 1980 to help breast cancer survivors enjoy an improved quality of life.

Staff from Harrison’s Rehabilitation Services will present the free program, led by Physical Therapist Deb Carpenter who is a certified Lebed Method instructor. Meredith Wampler, also a physical therapist, will discuss range of motion. Occupational Therapist Dina Bekeny will answer questions about lymphedema. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Refreshments will be served.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 16; 7 to 9 pm

Event Place: Harrison Green Mountain, 2625 Wheaton Way

Event Information: Nancy Lorber or Barbara Rodgers at 360.792.6880

The Lebed Method has been featured in medical journals and other mainstream publications, and has been seen on Lifetime Live, the Today Show, and BBC television. The method can help people of all ages who have had cancer, radiation, chemotherapy, and chronic disorders such as lymphedema, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Find out more about the Lebed Method at focusonhealing.net.

Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and the region’s busiest medical center, offering medical, surgical and emergency services on campuses in Bremerton, Silverdale and Port Orchard to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Contact us at 360-377-3911 or visit harrisonmedical.org. #