Virtual Education Forum
Introducing our new rebranded Public Virtual Education Forums: Bone Matters – take charge of your bone health.
Bones Matters is an ongoing series of interactive forums broadcast live over the Internet. Each forum, led by a Canadian expert in osteoporosis care, will help participants better understand how to prevent the next fracture and live well with osteoporosis. Topics to be covered include advancements in treatments, exercises for individuals with osteoporosis, bone-friendly nutrition and other issues identified by COPN (Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network) members as the ones in which they are most interested.
How can I find out about upcoming Bones Matters? All COPN members are alerted to upcoming forums in COPING, their biweekly newsletter. Not already a member of COPN? Sign up here for the free newsletter and much more. Notices will also be published on the Osteoporosis Canada website and through our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter.
What do I need to participate? With a computer with a high speed internet connection you can participate in Bone Matters at home, work or even a public library.
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For more information contact the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN): email@example.com or 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2224
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Spine Sparing Strategies: Moving Safely to Prevent Spine Fractures
Presenter: Caitlin McArthur, MScPT, PhD Candidate, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Some daily activities – vacuuming, sweeping, picking up heavy groceries or your grandchild – can increase your risk of spine fracture.
This presentation will provide an overview of which activities and movements need to be modified, why they need to be modified, and how to spare your spine to prevent spine fractures.
10:00-11:00AM Pacific Time
11:00AM-12:00PM Mountain Time
12:00-1:00PM Central Time
1:00-2:00PM Eastern Time
2:00-3:00PM Atlantic Time
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Most Recent Presentation
Unbreakable: A Woman’s Triumph over Osteoporosis
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Presenter: Christine Thomas
Christine was only 42 when, bending to lift her newborn daughter, she fractured her spine. She had no idea of the painful and transformative road she would have to travel to build stronger bones and reclaim her life from the clutches of osteoporosis. In this webinar, she shares her hard-won truths of how to live well with osteoporosis, covering such essentials as:
- The physical impact: such as managing pain
- The emotional impact: depression and how to cope
- Osteoporosis and exercise
- Osteoporosis and intimacy
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