The Neuropathy Association is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Facebook Chat on February 12th that sheds light on the importance of staying active with neuropathy. In their newsletter, the Neuropathy Association stated:
|FACEBOOK CHAT: “Staying Active With Neuropathy”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 (7 – 8:30 pm ET)
GUEST HOSTS: Dr. Patricia Kluding (University of Kansas Medical Center); Dr. James Nussbaum (ProHealth & Fitness, PT, OT); Dr. Mamatha Pasnoor (University of Kansas Medical Center); Dr. Douglas Wright (University of Kansas Medical Center)
“For many years, health care providers used to tell people with arthritis to “rest their joints.” But today we know different—we know about the importance of physical therapy and occupational therapy in managing arthritis. Similarly, many of you have been told that you can’t exercise or shouldn’t be exercising with neuropathy.”
“A growing body of research is showing that physical activity can reduce pain and improve function, mobility, mood, and quality of life for people living with neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Physical activity can also help people with neuropathy better manage co-existing chronic conditions they might have such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Many people with neuropathy can benefit from physical and/or occupational therapy – the goals being to better manage symptoms, improve function, and enable safe participation in physical activity.”
This Facebook Chat offers participants a unique opportunity to learn about– and discuss– strategies for staying active, hear from and ask questions of health care experts (Drs. Kluding, Nussbaum, Pasnoor, and Wright), Association staff, and peers, and improve overall quality of life and care. It will focus on:
– understanding the benefits of physical activity;
– tips for starting and maintaining a physical activity program;
– factors determining whether you (and your health care provider) should incorporate physical and/or occupational therapy into your neuropathy care; and
– understanding the link between neuropathy and the risk for falls.
We look forward to having you join us on February 12th for this Facebook Chat, which will be held on The Neuropathy Association’s Facebook page. A special thanks to our guest hosts for giving their time and expertise to speak with our community!
P.S.: If you do not use Facebook:
– You can still access the Chat “live” by visiting The Neuropathy Association’s Facebook page, but you will not be able to join the conversation by posting comments. View the Neuropathy Association’s Facebook page!
– You can read a transcript of the highlights from the Chat that will be published afterwards in the coming weeks. Sign up to receive your free copy of the transcript by email!