The “APP”iness Dance

Five years ago on one frosty morning, I was introduced to a sudden onset of joint stiffness, swelling and fatigue. I mistook it for the flu and waited six weeks before going to see my family physician. He took note of my symptoms and did a quick exam of my joints. It took him less... Continue Reading →

Water Therapy

The hot sun steeps in the vibrant blue skies. There’s a sultry breeze caressing the tree tops, rippling the water’s surface. The feverish warmth of our sweltering summer sedates the twittering birds. Crows softly mutter from behind hidden bushes, and I step inside the gate where the tranquil water of the pool calls for my... Continue Reading →

Ten Questions

I sat on the edge of the examining table while the medical resident poked and prodded at my joints, looking for tender spots and sites of swelling. The air conditioning was blowing, and in spite of my burning hands, I felt chilled. The spongy cushion of the examining table stuck to the back of my... Continue Reading →

ROARing with Pride

I had the pleasure of attending a recent event sponsored by the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada called ROAR, (Reaching Out with Arthritis Research), a public forum hosted by researchers, scientists, physicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists offering a glimpse into the progress of ongoing research and new advances in the battle against arthritis. It’s a... Continue Reading →

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