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#Goals4Arthritis – Goal 7: Do exercises that support the joints of the knees

#Goals4Arthritis – Goal 7: Do exercises that support the joints of the knees

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of team England sustained a medial knee ligament injury on June 4 that caused him to miss England’s June 14th opening match against Italy in the FIFA World Cup. Team manager Roy Hodgson is hopeful that the midfielder will be able to play in the team’s second group match with Uraguay on Thursday. To learn from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s road to recovery, today’s #Goals4Arthritis focuses on exercises that support the joints of the knees. These types of exercises can be beneficial to someone living with arthritis as it helps to build a person’s core strength. Click here to view a series of five joint exam videos that may help your doctor determine if you have a type of arthritis. Click here for some exercises proved to strengthen the muscles supporting joints of the knees. Please note one person’s recovery rate may be different from another. If you participate in sport before you are fully recovered, you may increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future. Research shows that this is particularly true for youths.

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Have your voice heard to create “patient centred” health care

Summit Report Title PageThe Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) have convened a Health Providers Steering Committee to review the way health care is delivered in Canada. Among the criticisms of our health care system is that health care is designed from the provider’s point of view. Another critique is that nationally, delivery of care lacks coordination and integration between federal government, provinces, territories, and municipalities.

During the two summits (May 2012 and February 2013), the CMA, the CNA, and HEAL, together with patients, developed five foundations for integrated and effective health care for patients. They are: Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2014: Dr. Janis McCaffrey – Thoughts from a doctor living with lupus

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″: Dr. Janis McCaffrey – Thoughts from a doctor living with lupus

Today’s interview features Dr. Janis McCaffrey, a general practitioner and person living with lupus in B.C. She shares her thoughts on traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, social media in health care and immunization. Please note you should always consult your doctor and rheumatologist before starting a new treatment plan.

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

CRA Interview Series 2014: Dr. Chris Lyddell – Social media and the rheumatologist

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″: Dr. Chris Lyddell – Social media and the rheumatologist

Today’s interview features Dr. Christopher Lyddell, a rheumatologist from Grande Prairie, Alberta. Dr. Lyddell gives us insights on how to best optimize the use of social media in rheumatology from a rheumatologist and a patient’s point-of-view. How can we make social media work for us?

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

CRA Interview Series 2014: Mr. Angelo Papachristos – Exercises for low back in arthritis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

Today’s interview features Mr. Angelo Papachristos, an advanced practice physiotherapist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Angelo talks about the difference between mechanical and inflammatory pain. He stresses on fitness conditioning and lifestyle management.

CRA Interview Series 2014: Dr. Dianne Mosher – Models of care development in Canada

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

Today’s interview features Dr. Dianne Mosher, Division Head of Rheumatology at the University of Calgary. In this interview, she talks about the models of care development in Canada.