Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Wellness event Windsor

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Wellness Event Windsor

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Cognition and MS

Dr. Lisa Walker will address some of the ways that multiple sclerosis can impact people’s thinking, behaviour and emotions. Strategies to cope with these challenges will be discussed, including positive lifestyle strategies to maximize cognitive health.

Dr. Walker is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at both the Ottawa Hospital and in private practice at Ricci and Associates. She is a Clinician Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute where she has a research program evaluating cognitive health in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Walker's research focuses on the cognitive impact of stem cell therapies, assessment and longitudinal evaluation of cognition, the relationship between cognition and both structural and functional neuroimaging variables, as well as cognitive fatigue.

11:30 PM to 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00  

Living an Active Lifestyle with MS 

Presenter: Kyle Diab, OT Reg. (Ont.) BSc (Kin), MSc (RS), MSc (OT)   

Kyle graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, where he conducted research on multiple sclerosis and exercise. He went on to complete a research-based Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, focusing on the link between fatigue, sleep, depression, and pain in spinal cord injury. Finally, he obtained his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Kyle has worked as an Occupational Therapist in multiple settings, including clinical, hospital rehabilitation, in-home, and in the community. Kyle’s experience includes working with clients with mental health issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, cancer, and acquired brain injuries.

Kyle will discuss: 

  • The history of exercise and MS
  • The power of physical activity
  • Types of physical activity
  • MS specific improvements from exercise

For more information contact Courtney.quinn@mssociety.ca ,  (519) 977-9221  x3341

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