New Year’s Resolutions? Let us help!

Who says you have to tackle your 2019 goals without a little help? In fact, having a support team behind you can help make sticking to your New Year’s resolutions right through until December a little easier!  We put our heads together to come up with a few ways we could help Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics clients in achieving some of the common resolutions we hear about.

If You Want To: Increase the duration or frequency of your walks or runs

We Can Help By:

Don’t let foot and leg pain derail your resolution if you’re trying to up your miles in 2019. If you experience pain in your feet or legs as you start to increase the frequency or duration of your walks or runs, give us a call right away. We can have you walk or run and perform a gait analysis to identify any issues. If you already have orthotics, we can take a look to determine if they might need an update. If you don’t have orthotics, we can assess your situation to determine if they might make walking or running more comfortable and enjoyable.

If You Want To: Improve your golf or tennis game

We Can Help By:

If swinging your racquet or club sends shooting pains up and down your arm, chances are you’re not going to enjoy the extra time it takes on the course or the court to improve your game. Consult with our team about the type of pain you’re experiencing and let us determine if there is a bracing solution that could help reduce the pain. According to Dr. Edward McFarland, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, about 50% of patients with golfer’s or tennis elbow seem to get relief from braces.

If You Want To: I want to explore the possibility of an osseointegrated prosthesis

We Can Help By:

It’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Canadian amputees. Unlike traditional socket-based prostheses, osseointegrated prostheses implants have a titanium implant that is inserted into the marrow space of the bone and exits through the residual limb’s skin with an abutment. The implant, which is called a “fixture,” integrates into the bone over time. The abutment exits through the amputee’s soft tissue and skin and allows a prosthesis to be attached directly to the abutment.

Until recently, amputees who wished to pursue osseointegration surgery had to travel to Australia. In 2018, a surgeon in Montreal began performing the surgical procedure, and we’ve already supported a number of our clients in their Canadian osseointegration journey.

If you’d like to learn more about osseointegration, our team can help you get answers to your questions, explore funding assistance options, take the next step in acquiring a physician’s referral and support you before and after the surgery. In the coming weeks we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live broadcast to discuss osseointegration and share the experiences of some clients who have already had the surgery. Follow us on Facebook for details about the upcoming broadcast.

Your Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics team is here to support you in achieving your wellness goals in 2019. Connect with us today and let’s talk about how we can help make 2019 your best year yet!

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