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Caitlin McArthur: Bone health and cancer March 28th with the Oncology Division

Many individuals living with cancer experience low bone mass through secondary osteoporosis related to medication use or the cancer disease process. Low bone mass increases the risk for fractures, which can cause pain, disability, impaired quality of life, and increased risk of mortality. Safe movement and exercise can contribute to fracture prevention but must be implemented safely and effectively.    Physiotherapists working with individuals living with cancer must consider low bone mass and fracture prevention within their assessment and treatment strategies.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe cancer-related sources of secondary osteoporosis.
  2. Implement fracture prevention strategies through safe movement and exercise for individuals experiencing cancer. 

Speaker: Dr. Caitlin McArthur
Date:  Thursday March 28, 2024
Time:  12:00 noon – 1:00 EST

Canada’s aging population heightens the need for all health professionals to understand the bio-psychological changes of aging and their impacts on individuals’ ability to manage acute and chronic health conditions and maintain independent, active lives. Older adults increasingly make up the majority of patient populations across the continuum of health care from community to acute and post-acute practice settings. As primary care practitioners, physiotherapists need to develop specialized expertise in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of older adults with complex health conditions.

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