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Encore Fall 2018 Session Speaker - Kristin Long
ENCORE is a FREE exercise and education program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives. Based around floor and pool exercises and relaxation techniques, ENCORE is safe, fun and therapeutic.
The floor exercises focus on strength and flexibility in the upper body. The water resistance exercises are gentle but effective. The water’s buoyancy promotes ease of movement and the natural compression, good for everyone, is especially beneficial for lymphedema.
Kristin Long, MCISc, BHSc (PT), BScHon (HK), FCAMT, CAFCI, Registered Physiotherapist, Partner.
Kristin graduated with a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University with honours in 1999 after completing her honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 1994. Kristin has worked as a Registered Physiotherapist for Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates (EPA) for 15 years, and been Clinic Manager for 13 years. Through her dedication to ongoing education, she has expanded her post graduate orthopaedic knowledge by completing her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2004 and, in 2009 Kristin completed her Master’s of Clinical Science in Manipulation at the University of Western Ontario. Her interest in women’s health and evidence based practice lead to the development of EPA’s Post Breast Cancer Program, which has had rave reviews from physicians and patients alike in how it individually addresses the needs of those who have had mastectomies/lumpectomies with the goal of returning to previous activity. Her commitment to professional development has lead to her involvement as a Professional Associate within McMaster’s Physiotherapy Programme, her credentialing as a Co-Instructor within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate manual therapy system and guest lecturing at the University of Guelph. Kristin continues to have a strong interest in orthopaedics, including the spine, shoulder and knee however also stays up to date with current changes in practice regarding treatment for women post breast cancer.
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