In this newsletter, Dr. Sarah Donkers brings to our attention a virtual class to help us get active. Dr. Sarah Donkers is an Assistant Professor and Physiotherapist at the University of Saskatchewan. The overall focus of her research is on ways to maximize function and quality of life for individuals living with neurological conditions. Her research team is currently examining novel methods of delivering physiotherapy and behavioral coaching for individuals living with MS.
NeuroSask: Active and Connected
The doors to your local classes may be closed, but NeuroSask is open to provide virtual connection for the community!
Launched in April 2020, ‘NeuroSask: Active and Connected’ was originally created as a 10-week virtual program tailored to people with neurological conditions as a way to provide information, physiotherapy-guided physical activity, and social-connection during the early phases of the pandemic.
Due to popular demand, a version of the original ‘active and connected’ program will continue to run twice a week throughout the winter. NeuroSask is a Saskatchewan-based initiative, but is open to anyone interested. Once you’ve registered, you are welcome to join whenever you can.
The program includes a 30 min movement class (‘active’ session) led by a physiotherapist, every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm CST, this will be followed by a 30-45 min ‘connect’ session on Thursdays. Connect topics vary from week to week but include guest speakers on a variety of health and wellness topics. Come for the physical activity portion (2:00-2:30), the connect portion (2:30-3:00ish), or both.