Ki­ne­si­ol­o­gist to ad­dress Parkin­son’s sup­port group in Char­lot­te­town on Jan. 7

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/FEATURES -

The Parkin­son’s So­ci­ety has an­nounced that An­drew Hume, ki­ne­si­ol­o­gist, will be the guest speaker at the monthly sup­port group meet­ing on Thurs­day, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., at Trin­ity United Church, Char­lot­te­town (Rich­mond Street En­trance).

Hume, who has a ki­ne­si­ol­ogy prac­tice in Char­lot­te­town work­ing out of Re­ac­tive Health, grad­u­ated from Dal­housie Univer­sity in 2004, sub­se­quently com­plet­ing a mas­ters de­gree in biomed- ical sci­ences.

He has been practising in Char­lot­te­town for the past five years.

Hume will dis­cuss his role as a ki­ne­si­ol­o­gist as it re­lates to help­ing peo­ple man­age the chal­lenges of Parkin­son’s and other chronic med­i­cal con­di­tions us­ing adap­tive pos­tural ac­ti­va­tion, stretch­ing and strength­en­ing tech­niques.

The dis­cus­sion will in­clude an over­view of the pri­mary muscu- loskele­tal dys­func­tions as­so­ci­ated with Parkin­son’s and how to im­ple­ment ev­i­dence-based re­search re­sults re­gard­ing ef­fec­tive ther­a­peu­tic ex­er­cise into one’s life in a way that is prac­ti­cal.

Many of the fac­tors dis­cussed will be ap­pli­ca­ble to peo­ple with other neu­ro­log­i­cal diseases. All are wel­come.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mau­reen Larkin at 902-620487884 or malarkin@east­link.ca.

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