Event Date: Nov 03, 2016
Fatigue is one of the least understood and most frequent symptoms of MS. Many have reported that their fatigue levels fluctuate on a day-to-day basis and impact all areas of daily life. During this webinar you will learn from an Occupational Therapist how to recognize different types of fatigue, understand their contributing factors and develop strategies to manage your fatigue using a methodical approach.
This session is hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
who gratefully acknowledges the support of Biogen
who provided an education grant which makes possible the MS Webinar Series.
Presenter(s):Denise Kendrick, OT
Denise Kendrick is a graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy program from the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at UBC. She began her career working in acute care and took on roles throughout this time to support the practice of other Occupational Therapists. This is where she developed her interest in teaching and program development and strived to provide improved Occupational Therapy services. She eagerly took on the role of developing student-led Occupational Therapy services in the UBC MS Clinic in 2014 and saw this as an opportunity to deliver evidence-based programs to address the impact of common symptoms of MS on daily function. Denise and her students build their programs upon the principles of self-efficacy to provide clients with the tools and strategies needed to effectively self-manage. Presently, programs to address fatigue, hand function, tremor and cognitive impairment are in development to minimize the impact these symptoms have on clients’ daily function. Denise considers herself lucky to have the opportunity to learn something new from her clients every day.