Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Arthritis in the Workplace

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On Thursday September 22, 2011, I attended a lecture hosted by the Arthritis Society called, Arthritis in the Workplace:  How to manage your symptoms and protect your rights.  The lecture was at the Living Arts Centre at 4141 Living Arts Dive right beside the Mississauga City Hall.

Three speakers were presenting different aspects of how arthritis can affect you in the workplace.  Employment lawyer, Megan Burkett lectured about an employer’s duty to accommodate employees with Arthritis, as well as employee rights in disclosing the disease.  Next, Jason Reid, a high-performance chronic illness coach & professional speakers talked about how people with arthritis can live better lives if they strive to be inspired by their work.  He spoke about his own personal struggles living with the disease and what he has done to turn his live around.  Lastly, occupational therapist, Mercedes Reeb gave us all tips for maintaining productivity by adapting your work environment.

Overall, it was a very interesting lecture.  I met various people that night.  I sat next to a medical doctor who is suffering from Crone’s Disease and Ankylosing spondylitis since he was 16 years old.  Another woman I talked to had Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis all over her body, and another woman claimed that she had Osteoarthritis in 1993, but since taking a nutrient supplement (which she strongly encouraged me to try) she has been pain free.  I was also able to introduce myself and the clinic to the various Arthritis Society volunteers and told them about our Monthly 3K Prediction Run.  They were pleased to learn that we had decided to donate half the money raised from monthly each run to the Arthritis Society.

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