Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

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This is a free drop-in session open to all community members, staff, students and participants of our CCCARE exercise and research programs to meet one of our featured CCCARE researchers and learn about their ongoing work.

Researcher: Eric Hedge (MSc Candidate) and Taylor Winberg (PhD candidate) working under the supervision of Drs. Richard Hughson, Sean Peterson, and Andrew Laing.

Topic: Eric and Taylor will be speaking to us about their work on the effects of intermittent pneumatic compression on sensation, balance and gait in people with peripheral neuropathy.

Description: In a recent study using intermittent pneumatic compression of the lower legs of older adults, it was self-reported by two cancer survivors with peripheral neuropathy, that they felt more stable standing up after their legs had been squeezed. We are following up this serendipitous finding by conducting a study specifically looking at the effect of intermittent pneumatic compression of the lower legs of older adults with peripheral neuropathy on foot sensation, balance and walking gait.

Please join us for complimentary coffee and light refreshments in TJB 1061 (conference room)!

Visitor parking permits may be purchased at the pay-and-display machine in the X lot for use in that location or in the CCCARE parking lot. Parking is $5 per day. Please park in any unreserved parking space.

Map of University of Waterloo parking lots.

 

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