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Overcoming Fatigue with Arthritis

October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm PDT, 4:00pm EDT
Recorded in October, 2014

 

This webinar was held in conjunction with CIRPD's 28th Annual General Meeting.

This webinar is co-sponsored by The Arthritis Society and OASIS - Osteoarthritis Service Integration System

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Dealing with fatigue on a regular basis can be a challenge. When you also have osteoarthritis, it can make performing every day activities very stressful.

However, there are many practical strategies you can use on a daily basis to manage your fatigue and perform your daily activities with greater ease.

This webinar presents some current research on fatigue and discusses strategies and tools to help you identify fatigue triggers. We also discuss adaptive aids and pain management strategies to enable you to be more independent with many daily activities.

While this presentation focuses on arthritis and fatigue, the information can apply to fatigue more generally.

At the end of this lecture, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What is fatigue?
  2. What factors contribute to fatigue? 
  3. How is fatigue related to osteoarthritis? 
  4. How do you track the source of fatigue? 
  5. What steps can you take to reduce your fatigue with exercise, adaptive aids and pain management.

Louise Lydon, B.Sc., B.Sc. OT

Louise Lydon has been working as an occupational therapist for over 13 years. She graduated from UBC with an Animal Biology degree in 1997 followed by a B.Sc in Occupational therapy in 2001. Louise began her career working in Acute and Sub-Acute Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital. Following a year in the hospital environment, Louise began working in the community as a homecare occupational therapist in both the public and private sector. With a keen interest in education, Louise then joined the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Team at Vancouver Coastal Health and developed a true passion for teaching and health promotion. Louise also worked as an Ergonomic Advisor for the BC Cancer Agencies throughout the Province, BC Transplant and the Centre for Disease Control. Louise joined the Vancouver Coastal Health OASIS team at its conception in 2006 and has been with the program ever since. Louise’s current role is as an Occupational Therapy educator for osteoarthrthritis. This position involves the development and delivery of osteoarthritis education to clients with all stages of osteoarthritis as well as health providers.    

This event is co-sponsored by CIRPD, The Arthritis Society and OASIS - Osteoarthritis Service Integration System,

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