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Gardening Safely and Sensibly for the Oncology Survivor

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Andrew Nowak PT, D.P.T. LANA C.L.T. Supervisor, created with Jim Danziger, OT Outpatient Physical Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital

Gardening is a great activity for maintaining joint flexibility, bone density, range of motion and quality of life. Gardeners are optimists and always want to improve the fruits of their labor; however, this means more digging, more weeding, as well as more strain on the body. How do we do this safely during our survivorship? Don’t let aches, pains, strains and injuries get in the way of growing the best tomatoes on your block! In this presentation, we will share tips for sensible garden planning, smart digging and lifting, friendly tools, and gardening warm-ups, as well as ideas on how to help prevent common injuries to the back, knees and hands as we continue to heal.

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