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Arthritis in the Hands and Feet


Arthritis in the Hands and Feet

A webinar providing strategies to help manage arthritis in your hands and feet

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022  •  Time: 6 p.m. ET  •  Location: Online webinar

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Living with the fire of arthritis in your hands and feet is extremely challenging. Because we use these parts of our body so often, almost every move can be accompanied by pain and stiffness. Join Dr. Heather Baltzer and physiotherapist Tamara Gotal as they share tips for keeping these joints moving.

This Arthritis Talks will discuss:

  • Managing pain and stiffness in your hands and feet

  • Simple exercises to improve mobility and function

  • Surgical and non-surgical options for treating arthritis in your hands and feet

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Tamara Gotal

Tamara GotalTamara Gotal is a registered physiotherapist, and a member, in good standing of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2009. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2008 at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Over the course of her career Tamara has had extensive experience working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary specialty clinic setting with various health care professionals including Orthopaedic Surgeons. Her areas of expertise include Hip/Knee and Foot/Ankle. Tamara completed the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care Program through the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in June of 2019. She has been working as an Advanced Practice Practitioner at the University Health Network, Toronto Western Division since February 2019. In her current role she has been focusing on implementing the Foot and Ankle Rapid Access clinic, in conjunction with Dr. Johnny Lau, Orthopaedic surgeon. This is an inaugural centralized assessment clinic for the complex foot and ankle patient population.

Dr. Heather Baltzer

Dr. Heather BaltzerDr. Baltzer is a hand surgeon and a clinician investigator at University Health Network and Krembil Research Institute. Dr. Heather Baltzer is the Interim Director of the Hand Surgery group at Toronto Western with a clinical interest in peripheral nerve and hand surgery. Dr. Baltzer completed her Master of Science in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto prior to her medical school training at the University of Toronto. Her plastic surgery residency was in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto. She went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for her Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellowship. She has completed a further post-graduate degree in Health Services Research in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on health care utilization and population health economics among hand trauma populations using large administrative databases. She also has an active translational research program focusing on basilar thumb arthritis.

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We thank the following for their support of this Arthritis Talks webinar.

Diamond sponsors: Pfizer - Gold sponsors: Bristol Myers Squibb, United Way Winnipeg - Bronze sponsors: Amgen, AmerisourceBergen Innomar Strategies, Innovative medecines canada, Janssen, KPMG, Novartis, UCB - Friend sponsor: Cortalex

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