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Webinar

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

Osteoporosis Canada together with Canada’s National Ballet School brings you Dance! Ballet for Bone Health. This virtual introductory ballet class is a great way to learn the basics of ballet and to discover the joy of dance.

Exercise is an important step towards protecting your bones at every age, as it helps protect the spine, slows the rate of bone loss, and builds muscle strength, which can prevent falls.

Dance, including ballet, is an aerobic exercise that also assists with balance and posture awareness and is a benefit to physical and mental health.

Speak with your healthcare provider prior to engaging in any exercise program.

What to expect?

This 60-minute dance class is designed to be accessible to seniors with varying levels of physical ability.

Classes begin with seated dancing, followed by dancing in a standing position.

Standing sections of the class include seated options for those who prefer to continue dancing in a seated position.

Classes are designed to be physically, cognitively, and creatively stimulating and incorporate a variety of different musical and dance styles.

Osteoporosis Canada together with Arthritis Society Canada presents Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know.

Despite the fact that osteoporosis, arthritis and osteoarthritis (a form of arthritis) are completely different conditions, they are frequently confused, in particular osteoporosis and osteoarthritis because both names start with “osteo.”

Join us for this educational webinar where Dr. Heather McDonald-Blumer, a rheumatologist and Lisa Robinson, Registered Physiotherapist discuss each condition, how they differ, what makes them similar and if you have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis – how you can manage both conditions.

In Partnership WithArthritis Society Canada

In Partnership WithArthritis Society Canada

Webinar Details

Date:
Wednesday, November 30,  2022

Time:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm MST
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm AST
4:00 pm  – 5:00 pm NST


Register Here


Presenters

Heather McDonald Blumer

Heather McDonald-Blumer

MD, FRCPC

Heather McDonald-Blumer is a rheumatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network and her clinical interests include osteoporosis and inflammatory joint disease.  Dr. McDonald-Blumer has been an active member of the rheumatology community locally and nationally and is known as a passionate teacher and educator. She has served as the University of Toronto program director both for rheumatology and internal medicine and is currently the Division Director for Rheumatology at the University of Toronto. Dr. McDonald-Blumer is also a member of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council.

Heather McDonald Blumer

Heather McDonald-Blumer

MD, FRCPC
Heather McDonald-Blumer is a rheumatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network and her clinical interests include osteoporosis and inflammatory joint disease. Dr. McDonald-Blumer has been an active member of the rheumatology community locally and nationally and is known as a passionate teacher and educator. She has served as the University of Toronto program director both for rheumatology and internal medicine and is currently the Division Director for Rheumatology at the University of Toronto. Dr. McDonald-Blumer is also a member of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council.
Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson

Registered Physiotherapist

Lisa Robinson is a Registered Physiotherapist and has been with the Arthritis Society Canada for 11 years. She provides care to her patients as a primary therapist in the Kingston and Belleville region, along with her role as a Clinical Practice Lead to provide mentorship and support to clinical team members. Additionally, Lisa works with local rheumatologists to provide initial assessments and follow-up care for their patients. Previously, she worked in a private orthopedic clinic and long-term care nursing home.

Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson

Registered Physiotherapist

Lisa Robinson is a Registered Physiotherapist and has been with the Arthritis Society Canada for 11 years. She provides care to her patients as a primary therapist in the Kingston and Belleville region, along with her role as a Clinical Practice Lead to provide mentorship and support to clinical team members. Additionally, Lisa works with local rheumatologists to provide initial assessments and follow-up care for their patients. Previously, she worked in a private orthopedic clinic and long-term care nursing home.

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