The Waterloo Region Chronic Pain Initiative

Youth in Chronic Pain & Physiotherapy Options for Chronic Pain Patients:

The ninth workshop of the Waterloo Region Chronic Pain Initiative will be on Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

SCENT FREE PLEASE – Please do not use scented products while attending this workshop, such as perfume, cologne and hair spray.

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Please click here to register with Eventbrite to reserve your spot at no charge.

This is a free event that is open to the general public.

Presentations will begin at 7:00 PM with our speakers:.

Description:

Lexie Zadorozniak will talk about her experience as a youth with chronic pain.
Lexie had a disc herniation a number of years ago and has been able to visit clinics in the USA because she was under 18.
Lexie will be an “adult patient” in the near future and a lot of the access to health care she had as a youth will no longer be available to her.
Come out and hear about Lexie’s experience of navigating the health care system as she moves from being a “youth” to being an “adult”.

Jennifer Stemmler is a Registered Physiotherapist and works with many patients who have persistent and complex pain.
Jennifer will describe and explain the numerous treatments that physiotherapy can offer people in chronic pain.
Jenn believes in treating the whole person to improve function and help each individual reach his or her specific goals through education and movement.
Read her full bio here: http://www.abodyinmotion.ca/ourteam

Each presentation will be about 30 minutes, followed by audience questions.

Location:

School of Pharmacy, Room 1004 (main floor)
University of Waterloo
10A Victoria Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1C5

Parking at the School of Pharmacy will be provided at no charge to participants – please make sure you receive a “Parking Pass” from one of our parking attendants.

If you require a disabled parking spot, our parking attendants can guide you to the proper location.

Click here for parking directions (pdf)

Please click here to register with Eventbrite to reserve your spot at no charge.

Click here for information about our other workshops.

1 in 5 Canadians struggle with chronic pain

Pain is invisible.

People with chronic pain often:

  • feel misunderstood;
  • feel alone in their suffering;
  • find that their pain is questioned by family, friends and/or medical professionals.

Chronic pain:

  • is pain that doesn’t go away after three months;
  • may be intermittent (occurring on and off);
  • may vary with intensity during the day, weeks, months or years;
  • may be persistent;
  • may result from a known cause (such as surgery or injury) or as a consequence of a disease process (such as rheumatoid arthritis).

Many times the cause of chronic pain is unknown.

Two of the major, non-cancer types of chronic pain are:

  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain

People who take an “active” role in learning and practicing coping behaviors tend to experience less:

  • Social Isolation
  • Psychological Shifts
  • Work/Career Shifts
  • Self-redefinition
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