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Published on October 20th, 2015 |

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TurningPoint Breast Cancer organization founder to address BBA

Jill Binkley, founder of TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation organization, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 22, breakfast meeting of the Buckhead Business Association at 7:30 a.m. at The City Club of Buckhead, 18th floor of 3343 Peachtree Road.

Binkley founded the non-profit organization in 2003 and is executive director and a physical therapist at TurningPoint (www.myturningpoint.org), which is the only organization of its kind in the

TurningPoint's Jill Binkley

TurningPoint’s Jill Binkley

Atlanta region.

TurningPoint is unique in the Southeast providing, promoting and advocating specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer. The services offered include physical therapy, exercise consultation and programs, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling.

TurningPoint claims that “clinical expertise, compassion and state-of-the-art rehabilitation represent the cornerstones at the organization. The collaboration of clinical services presents women with hope, support and education in an atmosphere of wellness.”

Over the past decade, TurningPoint has served nearly 3,000 women. In 2014 it cared for a record 400 new patients. It cares for all women regardless of their ability to pay, including the uninsured and underinsured. About 45 percent of TurningPoint’s patients utilize their financial assistance program.

TurningPoint is engaged in outreach to the Hispanic community and inner city women through a partnership with the Avon Breast Center at Grady Hospital.

Binkley has more than 30 years experience in orthopaedic physical therapy and manual therapy and has taught many physical therapy courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and a member of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Binkley has witnessed the role exercise and rehabilitation play on recovery for those women who actively participate.

The cost of attending the BBA breakfast meetings is $10 for BBA members who pre-register online and $12 at the door. The cost is $20 for visitors and guests and includes a continental breakfast and validated self-parking. To register online click here.

 

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