Northern Alberta MPN Information & Support Session
Our next MPN Information & Support Session will be Thursday, May 19th from 6:00-7:00 PM MST. Kimberly Dice, will be showing us How to Improve our Quality of Life Through Movement. She will also be accompanied by a kinesiologist (one who studies how human movement impacts our health and well-being) who will show us how even the simplest exercises (even while sitting) will help improve blood flow and help improve our quality of life. They will share a preventative approach to training, focusing on improving our movement, strength, conditioning and overall athletic development.
Kimberly Dice is a physiotherapist from Advantage Sport Medicine Physiotherapy. She has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, both from the University of Alberta. I have come to know Kim and the owner of Advantage Sport Medicine Physiotherapy over the past few years since I was told I needed a hip replacement and that I needed physiotherapy to build up my muscle mass I had lost. After explaining to them that I have an MPN and how fatigue and bone pain are issues and that I often don’t eat as balanced a diet as I used to, they compiled a program that totally really worked for me. I could complete all the exercises on the floor or standing in my bedroom. I didn’t need a ton of equipment or a lot of room. I couldn’t believe how the strength in my leg and hip improved. The program they developed also worked on other parts of my body which I know made the difference too. I truly believe that my quick surgery recovery is due to the all around physical improvement in my body. And, yes I am still going to physio until after my next surgeries are completed.
I have purposely started the meeting 15 minutes earlier than normal so that if we go over the time, it won’t keep you detained all night.
Please RSVP as soon as you know you are able to attend and forward any questions you might have. This way I am able to let Kimberly know how she can specify her presentation for our benefit and I don’t think it is fair for Kimberly to be prepared for a group if there are only 1 or 2 of us attending. Also, I know it will be warmer (hopefully!) and that we would all like to be outside more during May rather than attend a meeting. I realize it is later in the year, however, Advantage Sport Medicine Physiotherapy was working with St. Albert Minor Hockey until late March.