Paediatric chronic pain is most effectively managed when physical activity is included in the management plan. Many individuals struggle, however, to figure out how much activity is safe and helpful and when the level of activity actually worsens the pain. Furthermore, many youth are struggling during this pandemic to figure out how to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines when we are all being asked to stay at home and physically distance. Listen as Kathleen describes how to understand how much activity is safe for your body and suggests different ways to incorporate activity into a temporary home-based lifestyle.
This webinar will be presented by Kathleen Lynch. Kathleen is the physiotherapist in the Paediatric Chronic Pain Program at Children’s Hospital, in London, Ontario, an interdisciplinary program focusing on outpatient treatment of children and adolescents with complex pain and difficulty functioning. She is the Paediatric Lead for the Ontario Chronic Pain Network, is an active classifier for Boccia Canada, and is an investigator in neuromuscular research clinical trials. Kathleen completed her BA(Hon) in International Development Studies at McGill and her MSc(PT) at Dalhousie University. She has worked in the community, in schools, in Children’s Treatment Centres, in private practice, in hospitals, and always with children and adolescents. She has lectured at Western University, the University of Toronto, and at multiple courses and conferences. Kathleen is dedicated to evidence-informed research for her patients. She has taken a wide variety of post-graduate courses with instructors like Mary Massery, Billi Cusick, and the NeuroOrthopedic Institute, and she completed her 8-week NDT certification course and has attended multiple conferences on Chronic Pain. Kathleen keeps busiest with her husband and young children, her greatest challengers and educators.
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