You Are Invited to a Niagara Health Expo – Speaker Sessions Set with Health & Wellness Experts

Saturday, October 20, 2018 At the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Centre, St. Catharines

Admission Is Free To Attend The Community Event At The Hotel Dieu Shaver Health And Rehabilitation Centre, 541 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines

Posted October 9th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

St. Catharines in Niagara, Ontario –  Attendees can learn, connect, and interact with healthcare experts on the Speaker Sessions schedule confirmed for the Niagara Health Expo. The line-up of speakers at the event on October 20 from 10am to 2pm includes highly credentialed doctors, healthcare practitioners, and a fitness expert.

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: 10 AM
Lisa Syed, Clinical Thermographic Technician,Thermography Rochester

Join us for an educational session on being proactive with your breast health. Learn about pain-free, no radiation, no compression, non-invasive thermal imaging. Lisa will share her passionate mission to save lives through educating women on how to be proactive in prevention and about early breast cancer detection using thermal imaging and healthy lifestyle changes. Hear about mobile services and thermography clinics in various locations

DIABETES & THE FOOT: 11:00 AM
Laura Pantano, Canadian Certified Pedorthist, Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics

Learn about Diabetes as a disease and complications that can arise from it.  This session will focus on prevention as the main goal for diabetic related foot conditions; where to find solutions, and who to see if you experience any of these issues. At NPO, Laura works with Prosthitists and Orthotists in managing the lower limb complications in Niagara.

SCREENING FOR CANCER: 11:30 am
Riley Crotta, Manager of Integrated Cancer Screening, Regional Cancer Program.

The Province provides free, high-quality screening programs for breast, cervical and colon cancer. Mammograms through the Ontario Breast Screening Program can find breast cancer when it’s small and easier to treat. Cervical and Colon cancer screening programs can help to prevent these cancers before they develop.  Ask about the Province’s cancer screening programs, and the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach.

Pelvic  Floor Health 12:00  pm
Allison Kares, Certified Pilates Instructor, Movement Unlimited

Pelvic floor health is an often troubling health challenge for men and women. Whether you are experiencing signs of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, or you want to understand more about your pelvic floor and how to prevent issues, this talk will help us learn more about the pelvic floor. Hear how it functions and what you can do to keep it working optimally!

HOW DOES PRACTICING GRATITUDE BOOST BRAIN HEALTH : 12:30 PM
Karen Vanscoy, RN, BScN., Mental Health Consultant, Mental Health Solutions

Participants will learn:

  1. How thoughts affect health.
  2. How stressful or negative thoughts can cause or exacerbate significant health issues such as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety and depression.
  3. The health benefits of practicing gratitude.

HOW YOUR EYES WORK & WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY DON’T 1:00 PM
Dr. Anjali Kapoor , Optometrist & Victoria Britton, Optometric Assistant, Envision Family Eyecare

How do your eyes work and what’s happening when they don’t? Learn how our eyes enable us to see, the conditions that can affect our vision and how to treat them. We will cover services that are available for your eyes, from regular eye exams to community programs. We will share tips on how to keep your eyes healthy and the importance of making eye care a priority throughout your life.

Admission is free to attend the community event at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, 541 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines.   Attendees can also connect with health and wellness experts in the Expo at the event including over 30 exhibitors with displays and live demonstrations.

The Niagara Health Expo is presented by Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics.  Since its inception in 1982, Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics has been servicing the Niagara Peninsula. All prosthetic, orthotic and brace devices are custom designed for each client and made on site.

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