Education for Every Ostomate
Next Up: Foundations for Recovering from Ostomy Surgery.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Time: 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT)
Join Occupational Therapist and ostomate Charlotte Foley to learn the foundational areas to focus on during recovery from ostomy surgery. We will also discuss the benefits of rehabilitative therapy following surgery, and how working with a therapist can support your recovery. It’s never too late to go back to the basics. So whether you are a new ostomate learning how to move your body again or an experienced ostomate looking for some additional tips and exercises, these foundations are aimed at helping you feel more confident in life with an ostomy.
Ostomy Academy is a free online educational seminar to bring trusted and comprehensive ostomy information to all members of the ostomy community. Top experts, medical professionals, and experienced ostomates will focus on a new series of quality of life topics in each presentation.
Foundations for Recovering from Ostomy Surgery
Charlotte Foley, MS OTR/L, CBIS, received her Occupational Therapy degree from Boston University. She works as a hospital based OT and specializes in abdominal surgery recovery and neuro-rehabilitation. Because of her own personal experience living with an ileostomy and professional experience, Charlotte founded and runs her own education and consulting business, Restorative Ostomy Solutions, to empower individuals in their recovery from ostomy surgery.
Amie Leigh Reece is a UOAA volunteer serving as Director of Affiliated Support Group Affairs. Amie Leigh was diagnosed with IBD at age 20 and is living with an ileostomy. She helps others as a Certified Health Coach with Resolute Health & Wellness Coaching and as a volunteer with the Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association (GCOA)
Steve Vandevender is a Director at Large for United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). Steve is also the leader of the Peoria, Illinois Ostomy Support Group. Steve is retired from medical sales and brings years of experience in giving presentations, meeting management and volunteer leadership.
Leaks, Peaks and Tweaks
June 9, 2021 – Total Body Ostomy Health – https://youtu.be/niBfy2DkoM0
Sept 14, 2021 – Navigating Life with an Ostomy – https://youtu.be/-OMEDWcnH-w
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