Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
After 22 years of inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation focused on quality of life and returning patients home, I became my typical patient. In an instant I went from an active physician to unable to move, breaking 20 bones in one impact mountain biking in Whistler BC. My successful experience as a rehabilitation patient has enhanced my PMR practice and ability to care for patients. Topics covered will include my new perspectives on communication with patients, management of pain, weakness, loss of mobility, fatigue, poor sleep, poor nutrition and difficulties with bowel/bladder function.