Bone Matters is an ongoing series of interactive forums broadcast live over the Internet. Each forum, led by a Canadian expert in osteoporosis care, will help participants better understand how to prevent the next fracture and live well with osteoporosis.

Topics to be covered include advancements in treatments, exercises for individuals with osteoporosis, bone-friendly nutrition and other issues identified by COPN (Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network) members as the ones in which they are most interested.

How can I find out about upcoming Bones Matters?

All COPN members are alerted to upcoming forums in COPING, their biweekly newsletter. Not already a member of COPN? Sign up here for the free newsletter and much more. Notices will also be published on the Osteoporosis Canada website and through our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information contact the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN): or 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2223

What do I need to participate? With a computer with a high speed internet connection you can participate in Bone Matters at home, work or even a public library.

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Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Caitlin McArthur, PhD (Kinesiology)
Registered Physiotherapist and Post-doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre for Aging Research, McMaster University
Specialist in aging, health and well-being; expertise in bone health, exercise and physical activity

Enjoy yoga but worried that having osteoporosis won’t allow you to safely practice it? Caitlin McArthur will address your concerns in this presentation and show you that with some modifications, yoga can be a a great practice to include in your routine. Caitlin will discuss which movements should be modified for people with osteoporosis and why, which postures should be encouraged, and which postures should be avoided. She will also discuss principles for a safe yoga culture.

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Protein for Healthy Bones

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Wendy E. Ward, PhD (Kinesiology).
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University
Member,  Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council

Concerned about how much protein you should be consuming? What effect does it have on your bones? Are some sources of protein better for you than others? Join Dr. Wendy E. Ward for a presentation on the connection between protein and bone health and how to optimize your diet to ensure you help keep you and your bones strong

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