Tagged: Expert Speakers
The recent conference for the American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting (APTA/CSM) welcomed ENACT Center Director Dr. Julie Keysor in presenting current research and future opportunities for research in knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Keysor’s talk generated enthusiastic participation and feedback from attendees.
The report, “National Osteoarthritis Datasets: Opportunities for Physical Therapists”, was developed with Douglas Gross, PT, MSc, ScD and Daniel K. White, PT, ScD.
The Health Fair at Rosie’s Place provides an opportunity for women who are poor or homeless to receive free health screenings and wellness information.
Stefanie Howlett, A DPT student at Boston University's College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, staffed the Arthritis Foundation table at this year's event. Stefanie has become a certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor through a training program offered collaboratively by ENACT and the Arthritis Foundation.
The informational table offered educational materials related to arthritis and pain management and simple exercises that can be done anywhere. Twenty organizations participated in the event and 100 women were served.
Julie Keysor, director of ENACT, became a dynamic conversation starter this spring. On March 22, Keysor gave an invited talk at the CDC-sponsored public health consortium at the Arthritis, Bone, and Disability Conference in Lansing, Mich. About 75 attendees, ranging from people with arthritis to people who deliver community exercise programs, heard her talk “Active Living with Arthritis—Participation, Environment, and Physical Activity.” Keysor’s talk started an engaging conversation about how to get more patients involved with these programs, develop valuable social connections, and have fun!