These online sessions hosted by Dance Therapist, Rebecca Barnstaple, invite you to explore the physical, emotional and spiritual components of dance therapy, especially for those living with chronic pain. These sessions provide a series of movements that can be followed individually or with a partner in the comfort of your own home. Bring your curiosity, find a comfortable place to sit, stand or lie down, and get ready to listen to your body in a new way. These sessions are suitable for people living with Fibromyalgia, arthritic conditions or any type of chronic pain.
Join Physiotherapist, Renée Scruton every Wednesday for her popular Choose to Move classes! She’ll take you through a gentle exercise program designed to work on overall strengthening while focusing on improving your core, posture and balance. These sessions are ideal for older adults who are interested in staying physically active during the pandemic from the comfort of their home!
In partnership with the Arthritis Society, this workshop will teach participants all they need to know about hip and knee osteoarthritis. This includes joint anatomy, pain management skills, and tools to keep you as active as possible!
Join this fun and stimulating online dance therapy program for individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners. This program is designed to help improve balance, coordination and ease of motion.
*After registering, the facilitator will contact you to determine if you would like to join the group in-person at the Community Health Hub or online.
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Osteoporosis affects both men and women equally and occurs at any age. It’s often known as the “silent thief” as bone loss occurs without symptoms. In partnership with Osteoporosis Canada, this four-week online learning series will focus on a new topic each week, followed by a short exercise session led by Chigamik’s physiotherapist, Renée Scruton. Exercises are tailored specifically to individuals living with Osteoporosis and can help prevent future challenges brought on by the condition.
In partnership with the Arthritis Society, this workshop will provide tips and tools to improve daily activities, manage symptoms, understand basic shoe design and what footwear works best for those suffering from arthritis of the foot. Participants will also learn simple daily movement exercises to stay active. It’s a great opportunity to interact with others who share the same condition and similar experiences.
This online information session, led by physiotherapist, Ingrid Beam, is a highly interactive program that demonstrates practical tips, exercises, adaptive devices and splints. Participants will learn how to use strategies to control pain and stiffness, protect joints and improve the function of the hand.