Occupational therapist's role with chronic diseases
Université de Montréal
May 27 and 28, 2021
8h30 to 16h30
School of Rehabilitation, University of Montreal
This training is offered in partnership with the Continuing Professional Development Program of the UdeM Occupational Therapy Program.
Occupational therapists are well-poised to provide lifestyle interventions to support the prevention and management of chronic conditions. One such evidence-based lifestyle intervention approach is Lifestyle Redesign?, which has been demonstrated to cost-effectively improve health and quality of life outcomes. Initially conceptualized in the USC Well Elderly studies (Clark et al., 2015), Lifestyle Redesign has since been translated into a wide variety of interventions addressing health promotion and wellness for diverse populations with a range of chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes, stroke, headaches, chronic pain, and mental health disorders. This workshop will clarify the core principles and processes of Lifestyle Redesign, and the process of implementing Lifestyle Redesign in a variety of practice settings. It will provide practical guidance for OT researchers and practitioners seeking to incorporate Lifestyle Redesign into their areas of practice.