JointHealth™ express   April 4, 2020

#ArthritisAtHome summary for March 30 to April 3, 2020

This week’s #ArthritisAtHome features Dr. Susan Bartlett, Dr. Jackie Whittaker and Dr. Shahin Jamal.

#ArthritisAtHome Episode 1: Finding emotional wellness during COVID-19 with Dr. Susan Bartlett

#MotivationMonday - Dr. Susan Bartlett is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Bartlett’s clinical and research interests address how factors like emotional distress and health behaviours affect how well people feel and function. In this #MotivationMonday episode, she speaks about the emotional impact of COVID-19 on our health and wellness. She also provides tips on what we can do to
better manage this crisis while isolated at home.

#ArthritisAtHome Episode 2: Caring for your joints during COVID-19 with Dr. Jackie Whittaker

#WellnessWednesday – Dr. Jackie Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and is recognized as a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is a Research Scientist of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at Arthritis Research Canada. In this #WellnessWednesday episode, she shares tips on h ow to care for your joints during COVID-19 and demonstrates some exercises dedicated to joints in the lower extremity.

#ArthritisAtHome Episode 3: Medication therapies and changes in the delivery of healthcare during COVID-19 with Dr. Shahin Jamal
Dr. Shahin Jamal is a rheumatologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Vancouver Coastal Health, and Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director of Adult Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia. In this #FactsFriday episode, she discusses how the delivery of healthcare has changed during the COVID-19 outbreak as patients and doctors do consultations by telephone or on-line. She addresses patients’ concerns about whether they should continue to stay on their medication therapies.

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