13 episodes

Arthritis life features real patient stories, expert advice, life hacks and more to help you feel more empowered and less alone. Host Cheryl Crow shares her insights from both as a rheumatoid arthritis patient for seventeen years and as an occupational therapist, a health profession that focuses on empowering people with health challenges to function in their daily lives.

This podcast will also include reflections on how you can have the best quality of life possible despite chronic pain, anxiety and other challenging parts of chronic illness.

The goal: to help you manage REAL life with arthritis, beyond joint pain. Let's get started!

Arthritis Life Cheryl Crow

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Arthritis life features real patient stories, expert advice, life hacks and more to help you feel more empowered and less alone. Host Cheryl Crow shares her insights from both as a rheumatoid arthritis patient for seventeen years and as an occupational therapist, a health profession that focuses on empowering people with health challenges to function in their daily lives.

This podcast will also include reflections on how you can have the best quality of life possible despite chronic pain, anxiety and other challenging parts of chronic illness.

The goal: to help you manage REAL life with arthritis, beyond joint pain. Let's get started!

    Can diet and nutrition help people with arthritis? Separating myth from fact with three experts.

    Can diet and nutrition help people with arthritis? Separating myth from fact with three experts.

    Three nutrition experts help de-mystify the role of diet and nutrition in symptom management for rheumatic, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

    • 56 min
    How to Value Self-Love and Sexual Pleasure when Living with a Disability: an Occupational Therapist’s Approach

    How to Value Self-Love and Sexual Pleasure when Living with a Disability: an Occupational Therapist’s Approach

    Cheryl and Dr. Sakshi Tickoo, a Mumbai-based Occupational Therapist who founded “Sex, Love and OT” discuss how people with disabilities can successfully navigate sexual relationships and be empowered to value their own self-love and sexual pleasure.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Relationships, Intimacy and Sex with Arthritis

    Relationships, Intimacy and Sex with Arthritis

    Have you ever wondered how rheumatoid arthritis can affect your relationships and sex life? In this episode, five young women sit down and discuss their best advice for having satisfying intimate relationships. This includes practical tips and strategies for communicating and advocating for yourself in a relationship.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How to Exercise with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Randi's Story

    How to Exercise with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Randi's Story

    Randi Blackmon, a personal trainer and chiropractic student who’s lived with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 7 years, shares her best tips for exercise with RA. She also sheds light on the unique challenges people of color face in the healthcare system.

    • 56 min
    How to Advocate as a Patient

    How to Advocate as a Patient

    Effie shares her best tips for advocating for her needs as a patient during doctor-patient interactions, as well as through formal legislative advocacy.

    • 39 min
    How can Applied Behavior Analysis and Mindfulness help People with Chronic Illness? Kristen’s Story.

    How can Applied Behavior Analysis and Mindfulness help People with Chronic Illness? Kristen’s Story.

    After getting diagnosed with a chronic illness, you usually have to change a *lot* of your daily routines and behaviors. Kristen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren’s Disease. She and Cheryl explore how behavior principles and tools and mindfulness can help people with chronic illness improve self-efficacy, empowerment and engagement in valued activities.

    • 57 min

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