Summer may have just started but we are excited for a fall full of events at The Lung Association of Saskatchewan! Click on the event titles to register.
Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 7 PM (CST)
Did you know that this year the Canadian Thoracic Society have new guidelines for asthma control criteria and medications for mild asthma? Do you know if your asthma is controlled? Do you have questions about your asthma medications? We want you to live your best life with asthma. Knowledge is power to breathing easier. Join Dr. Holly Mansell for a free webinar on asthma medications and ways to gain control over your asthma.
Holly Mansell is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She spends her time teaching and performing research (primarily in the areas of transplantation, patient education and pharmacy practice). She is also a pharmacist and works at the Saskatchewan Transplant Program with an interdisciplinary team. She received her Certified Respiratory Educator designation last winter and enjoys educating both pharmacy students and patients about respiratory medications.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at 7 PM (CST)
Have you or a loved one had COVID-19 and have questions about exercise after your diagnosis? Register for the free webinar with Dr. Scotty Butcher. Dr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and founder of The Strength Jedi. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta. He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS); the latter of which he has formally relinquished.
Most recently, Scotty has been certified as a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher (CMMT), incorporates mindfulness into his research, and has a daily personal practice. Scotty teaches exercise physiology, prescription, and rehabilitation to physical therapy students and has published several peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters related to exercise testing and prescription. Currently training as a powerlifter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach, and shares his views through blogging and vlogging.
The Power of Breathing - Breathing Retraining Utilizing the Bradcliff Method with Respiratory Therapist Donna Turner
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7 PM (CST)
Breathing is the most amazing tool we have to help us through life. Breathing is a tool we all have, one of such simplicity that its power is easily overlooked. This tool doesn’t cost a thing, is simple and available to everyone and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. It is, without a doubt, among the most effective antidotes to stress and a key component to wellbeing that we humans possess. Poor breathing patterns can trigger, exacerbate and perpetuate symptoms such as pain, anxiety, stress, digestive upset, fatigue, poor cognitive function and a multitude of other symptoms. By learning how to breathe properly, we can literally breathe our way to a better life and boost our health by learning simple breathing techniques. Awareness of our breathing patterns and muscular tension are the most powerful tools we have as individuals to control our thought patterns, our physiological state, our whole well-being. Through this webinar, we will explore how we can become more efficient breathers and maybe improve our lives along the way. When in doubt, breathe out!!
Donna Turner received her bachelor of science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983 and a diploma in Respiratory Therapy from SAIT in Calgary in 1986. She has worked in acute care, home oxygen and today she works at the Cooperative Health Centre in Prince Albert, SK. Donna has obtained her Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) designation in 1999 and Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) in 2006. She taught the RespTrec Educator programs for the Lung Association of Saskatchewan from 2007 – 2017. In 2017 she became a Bradcliff Method Practitioner.