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Arthritis At Home Episode 89 – Musculoskeletal research and why movement is important for your bone and joint health

In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, talks about her recent Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant that will support the advance of her team’s research in musculoskeletal health. She highlights the importance of exercise and how staying active can help prevent, maintain, and manage bone and joint related pain and health. She concludes the interview by sharing insights and updates on osteoarthritis treatment.   

Dr. Whittaker is a Research Scientist of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at Arthritis Research Canada and is recognized as a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her BScPT degree at the University of Alberta, PhD in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at the University of Southampton (UK) and a post-doctoral fellowship supported by an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Clinician Fellowship in injury prevention and epidemiology at the University of Calgary.  

Check out these helpful resources to learn more 

Arthritis Research Canada: Jackie Whittaker, Research Scientist of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation – 

Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR) program: Preventing osteoarthritis (OA) after a sport-related injury –

For patients: Talk to Your Doctor About Joint Pain Handout – 

The Osteoarthritis Tool for Family Physicians –

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