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Arthritis At Home Episode 59 – Hip osteoarthritis in young people: A “user” perspective

This week’s #ArthritisAtHome features Ms. Billie Murphy, musical theatre educator and young person living with hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis of the hip

On this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn has a conversation with Ms. Billie Murphy about hip dysplasia and hip osteoarthritis from the young person’s perspective. Cheryl and Billie talk about the public misconceptions of hip osteoarthritis, Billie’s journey to getting diagnosed, her hip replacement surgery, and personal observations about what a young person can do to better self-advocate for the types and timing of care they need.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is the School Director at Vancouver Westside for Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools, British Columbia’s premier children’s theatre program. She spends her days teaching musical theatre fundamentals that help students shine on stage and in all aspects of their lives – from building confidence and self-esteem to improving their public speaking. As School Director, she manages and teaches classes and camps for children of all ages. She is also the Director of after school programming for Lights Up where she oversees the design and direction of programming for their after school classes and camps across the Lower Mainland.

Check out these helpful resources to learn more

International Hip Dysplasia Institute – https://hipdysplasia.org/adult-hip-dysplasia/

Help for Hip Dysplasia podcast with Billie Murphy – https://www.helpforhipdysplasia.com/help-for-hip-dysplasia-podcasts/

Arthritis Consumer Experts – “Talk to Your Doctor About Your Joint Pain” – https://jointhealth.org/programs-jhexpress-view.cfm?id=2183&locale=en-CA

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