Ep. 109 – How Pilates fits into OncoPT – Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT

Episode 109 graphic: Naomi Aaronson headshot

Happy New Year!

We’re starting 2021 with a bang – a fantastic interview & VIDEO(!) with Naomi Aaronson, who incorporates Pilates into her oncology OT practice.

Pilates is a whole body approach that emphasizes stability, which is a problem for many cancer survivors. Naomi takes us through what Pilates is, how she’s using it for her patients, & how we can too.

Watch the video of our interview & movement exploration with pre-Pilates here.

Naomi’s book: Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Naomi Aaronson’s bio

Naomi Aaronson MA OTR/L CHT has been an occupational therapist for 30 years specializing in hand therapy and breast cancer rehabilitation. She was introduced to Pilates as part of her rehabilitation after a car accident left her with herniated disks in her neck and a right shoulder impingement. Naomi found Pilates to be so valuable to her recovery, putting her back in touch with her body and learning to feel the exercise “from the inside out.” This inspired her to start using pre- pilates with her breast cancer patients to teach them how to regain shoulder stability and to then receive training in Pilates from Balanced Body. She found that it was such a natural fit with occupational therapy since they both use holistic approaches. Presently, Naomi is an adjunct instructor in an Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and is the co-author of Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing, and Wellness. This book has been published in both Chinese and Spanish. In addition, Naomi has written many continuing education courses for rehabilitation therapists. 

Email Naomi at OTRCHT17@gmail.com.

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