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ENACT’s Active Living with Arthritis podcasts are easy-to-access recordings that bring evidence-based information to adults with arthritis who want to initiate and sustain active lives.  Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia, and scleroderma significantly impact the lives of those affected, sometimes leading to general and work disability.

In a casual discussion format, Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate Sara Crandall and Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Dr. Karen Jacobs, highlight physical activity benefits and guidelines while recognizing that sustaining physically active lifestyles can be quite challenging for people with chronic, painful conditions. The podcasts provide expert information and strategies for overcoming common barriers with the goal of generating a mechanism for people with arthritis and related conditions to maintain active lifestyles.

Look for the following podcasts as we develop our “Interact with ENACT” program area:

Sara Crandall (podcasts 1-5), Amber Steckel, and Kaitlin Thompson (podcasts 9-15) developed this series under guidance from ENACT center director Dr. Julie Keysor and BU’s Dr. Karen Jacobs.  ENACT faculty Dr. Saralynn Allaire & Dr. Kristin Baker contributed to episodes 6-8.

ENACT wishes to thank the following contributors to the development of this series:
Dr. Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L; Dr. Saralynn Allaire, ScD, RN, CRC; Dr. Kristin Baker, PhD; Dr. Diane Heislein, DPT, MS, OCS; DPT, OCS; Dr. Daniel K. White, PT, ScD; Dr. Jean Peteet, PT, PhD, MPH; and Dr. Lee Marinko, PT, ScD, OCS, Alveta Haynes and members of her consumer reviewer group, Kristin Stivers, and Justin Horvath.  The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides funding for this series.