Winter Activities & You
Winter Activities & You
During the snowy months there are many ways to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. If you have osteoporosis – you may need to make modifications to some winter activities or choose a different way to stay active entirely depending on your condition. Our keynote speakers address outdoor activities like skiing, skating, walking and even shovelling snow for people with osteoporosis.
Before undertaking any physical activity, you should consult with your healthcare provider.
Dr. Caitlin McArthur is a registered physiotherapist and Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University in the School of Physiotherapy. She completed her PhD in the Kinesiology department at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in Aging, Health and Well-being. Dr. McArthur’s research focuses on falls, fractures and functional mobility in home and long-term care. She also has expertise in bone health, exercise and physical activity. Dr. McArthur is the recipient of several awards including a CIHR Fellowship and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Silver Quill Award.
Sarah Emery has worked in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation for 42 years. As a BoneFit® trained therapist and as an individual living with a diagnosis of osteoporosis Sarah knows the importance of protecting bones, while staying fit! Since joining Lifemark – Seniors Wellness in 2001, she has advocated for the provision of treatments and exercise programs that always consider the bone health of the individual and as a physiotherapist she works to enhance the functional abilities of individuals as it relates to their completion of activities of daily living – which includes work, sports, and recreational endeavours.
Tina Ziebart is a physiotherapy resident and certified exercise physiologist. She graduated her undergraduate and master’s from the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology and received her physiotherapy degree from Western University. Tina is currently working on her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University and has built her career around teaching exercise to people with osteoporosis, both through research and clinically. Tina has published several studies on exercise and posture in people with osteoporosis.
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