K2A Webinar by Dr. Marie Westby: Supporting patients with arthritis to be physically active: We all have a role


AHPA OnlineED: Knowledge 2 Action

Topic: Supporting patients with arthritis to be physically active: We all have a role

Presenter:  Dr. Marie Westby

Presenter’s email: marie.westby@vch.ca or Marie.Westby@hiphealth.ca

Date and Time: Thursday, October 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 am (Eastern)



Learning Objectives: During this session, the presenter will:

  1. Describe the benefits of physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour in people with different forms of arthritis.
  2. Describe the current 24-hour physical activity guidelines and apply them to people with arthritis.
  3. Understand the roles different healthcare providers have in supporting and guiding patients to be physically active.
  4. Use the new physical activity support kit for healthcare providers and patients living with arthritis and other chronic health conditions.


Marie is the PT Clinical Resource Therapist in the Mary Pack Arthritis Program in Vancouver, BC and holds a Clinician Scientist position in the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. Marie has worked as a physical therapist in out-patient arthritis care for more than 30 years treating clients with many forms of inflammatory and degenerative arthritis

She received a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at UBC in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in School of Public Health, University of Alberta in 2015. Her research focuses on development and implementation of best practice recommendations and quality indicators for hip and knee replacement rehabilitation

Marie has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and consumer magazines, co-authored chapters on Exercise and Arthritis in rheumatology and physical medicine textbooks, and presented throughout Canada and the US on exercise prescription and rehabilitation in arthritis and joint replacement.