Congratulations to Network trainee Darren Mazzei of the University of Calgary (supervisor Dr. Deborah Marshall) for recently being recognized by The Arthritis Society for his work to advance arthritis research.
Darren’s research has the honour of being selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Arthritis Research Advances of 2021’ on “Investing in exercise for osteoarthritis”.
Researchers reviewed the current evidence on strategies to manage osteoarthritis (OA) with education, exercise and weight management. They found that supervised exercise programs for people with hip and knee OA provide health benefits and are cost-effective.
In contrast, education on self-management strategies, exercise, or diet did not appear to be as cost-effective on their own and may be more helpful when used in combination with a structured exercise program.
You can view the full Top 10 list here: https://arthritis.ca/about-us/what-we-do/research/top-10-research-advances-of-2021