Arthritis At Home Episode – Telehealth and a joint-friendly workspace for people with arthritis
As people return to work in a hybrid model – working from home and the office – we are reminded of the importance of ergonomics and how it can affect our work. In preparation of this, we are sharing this popular episode of Arthritis at Home on Telehealth and a joint-friendly workspace for people living with arthritis. Occupational therapist Michelle Bridge provides tips and tricks for maximizing your Telehealth appointment with an occupational therapist. She also provides helpful information on how to set up a joint-friendly workspace.
Michelle works as an Advanced Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) within Arthritis Society’s Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program, covering Windsor-Essex county in Ontario. She is a member, in good standing, of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists; the Arthritis Health Professions Association and is a constituent of its ACPAC Special Interest Group committee; and internationally, she is also a member of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals. Her professional objectives focus on delivering best practice in rheumatological healthcare; improving access to care for pediatric and adult patients with arthritis; and strengthening healthcare capacity while enhancing inter-professional care with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Check out these helpful resources to learn more:
Arthritis Consumer Experts: What you need to know about arthritis in the workspace – https://jointhealth.org/programs-bestarthritisworkplaces.cfm?locale=en-CA
Arthritis Society: Arthritis & Work – https://arthritis.ca/support-education/online-learning/arthritis-and-work
Arthritis Society: Stretches for the Workplace – https://youtu.be/lVFuoAtw3p0