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Webinar: Improving balance, strength, and mobility after treatment

12:00 EDT
Virtual United States
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In 2021, we hosted a Virtual Chordoma Community Conference (CCC) Series of five webinars about some of the most common quality of life challenges you face.

Balance impairment and loss of mobility can be a challenge for chordoma patients before and after treatment. Responses to our Chordoma Survivorship Survey indicate that one-third of chordoma patients and survivors experience balance impairment and 20 percent experience loss of mobility in their extremities. Watch this 60-minute webinar, to learn about improving balance, strength, and mobility after chordoma treatment.

The webinar features presentations by Lisa Ruppert, MD, a cancer rehabilitation expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Justin Brown, MD, a reconstructive neurosurgeon who directs the Paralysis Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Their presentations address:

  • What causes balance, strength, and mobility issues in chordoma patients
  • How to talk with your doctors about your symptoms
  • Ways to manage and improve these issues
  • What types of doctors and specialists provide care for these challenges
  • How to find doctors and specialists in your area who can treat you

Following the presentations, our Director of Patient Services, Shannon Lozinsky, MSW, led a question and answer session with the experts and discussed how the Chordoma Foundation can support you.

Featured Speakers

Justin Brown, MD

Reconstructive Neurosurgeon
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Lisa Ruppert, MD

Cancer Rehabilitation Expert
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Information provided by the panelists is not patient-specific and is not medical advice. Please follow up with your doctor to discuss the information you learn from this webinar.

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