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Arthritis Wellness Conversations

Arthritis Wellness Conversations are monthly conversations that provide education, support, encouragement and resources for people living with arthritis. These conversations cover a variety of topics with a primary focus on how science and research play a role in supporting the physical, mental and emotional health of people with arthritis. The conversations are hosted by Sandra Sova, of the Chronically Driven Radio Show & Podcast, and involve a panel of participants from Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board and a guest research scientist.

Latest Episode

Ep.12: Telehealth – One Year Later

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for telehealth or virtual medical appointments. How is this impacting arthritis patients? Find out what members of Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board and senior scientist of rheumatology, Dr. Jolanda Cibere, have to say about this important topic. 

More Episodes

Ep.1: Navigating COVID-19 When You Have Arthritis

Members of our Arthritis Patient Advisory Board share personal stories and tips on coping with COVID-19.
Expert: Dr. Diane Lacaille, Associate Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.2: Exercise and Fitness Technology

Can people with arthritis exercise? Tune in for tips for exercising with arthritis​ and discuss how technology can support health and fitness routines.
Expert: Dr. Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

 

Ep.3: Anxiety and Depression in People with Arthritis

Anxiety and depression are more common in people with arthritis. Patients share their experiences with mental health challenges and tips for managing emotional well-being.
Expert: Dr. Mary De Vera, Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada
 

Ep.4: Fatigue

More than 80% of people with inflammatory arthritis report experiencing severe levels of fatigue. Learn about the impact of fatigue, as well as tips and tricks to help manage it.
Expert: Dr. Susan Bartlett, Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.5: Supportive Environments for People with Arthritis

It’s common for people living with arthritis to experience workplace, school, and public transportation challenges. How can these public spaces better accommodate people living with arthritis?
Expert: Dr. Diane Lacaille, Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.6: Pregnancy, Parenting and Arthritis

Pregnancy, parenting and arthritis. Common questions and concerns about the management of arthritis during pregnancy, as well as tips and strategies for parenting with arthritis.
Expert: Dr. Mary De Vera, Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.7: Targeted Movement and Arthritis

Find out about targeted movement and how it can help people living with arthritis lead better lives.
Expert: Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.8: Managing Well During Holiday Meal Preparations

The holiday season can be overwhelming, especially for people with arthritis. Find out how to make your holiday meal preparations easier!
Expert: Dr. Catherine Backman, Senior Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.9: Preparing for Medical Appointments

Being prepared before a medical appointment can make your experience less stressful. It’s also a crucial step in becoming an active participant in your own health. Learn how to prepare for and optimize your medical visits!
Expert: Dr. Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.10: From Stigma to Dignity

There is a stigma and shame associated with having a chronic condition like arthritis. Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in Canada. It can affect people at any age. Hear directly from arthritis patients about this important topic.
Expert: Dr. Diane Lacaille, Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada

Ep.11: Healthy Weight & Better Outcomes for Arthritis

Maintaining a healthy body weight and being physically active play an important role in managing arthritis. Find out how people with arthritis can reduce their pain and improve their mobility by being physically active.
Expert: Dr. Susan Bartlett, Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

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