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WHAT IS BACK IN THE GAME?
There are no organized programs to provide an opportunity for children to return to sports participation. Back In The Game is a comprehensive physical fitness, strength and condition program designed by physical therapists, strength and fitness experts , pediatric orthopedists and pediatric oncologists. Its purpose is to help young cancer survivors regain their fitness, strength, conditioning and confidence.
Back in the Game is an innovative physical therapy and conditioning program designed to help children and adolescents recover physically from the affects of cancer and other blood disorders and accelerate their participation back into everyday sports and physical activities.
The program focuses on helping young cancer patients and survivors (ages 5-18) regain strength, balance, flexibility and impact their total well-being. Our goal is to help these “athletes” get Back in the Game!
THE BACK IN THE GAME PHILOSOPHY
Our intent is to provide a SAFE, FUN and FREE program developed by experienced physicians, physical therapists and certified fitness experts. Our goal is to help each participating “athlete” work to regain their physical strength and confidence to participate in everyday sports.
THE BENEFITS OF BACK IN THE GAME
Each participant progresses individually as a result of their participation in Back in the Game. The program has been designed to improve: Strength, Balance, Hand-Eye Coordination, Agility, Body Coordination, Flexibility, Speed, and Confidence.
FUTURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT- BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM!
The long-term goal of the Back in the Game program is to continually expand the number of “athletes” who participate, and increase the number of pediatric oncology centers that offer this program to their patients. And, continue to provide FREE of charge.
For Further Information or to Create a Back In The Game Program, please contact The Miracle Foundation at 516-873-0105. Young children are diagnosed with cancer every day. Many of these children actively participated in sports prior to treatment but for many, it is difficult to get “Back Into The Game.”
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