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5 Books We Can’t Wait to Start Reading

When the snow starts to fly and the wind starts to howl, it’s the perfect time to stay inside with a great book. Here are a few choices that are on the bookshelves of some of our Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics staff for the months ahead. Look for these titles at your local library or... View Article

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Devices and Deals for Your Next Set of Wheels

Is there car shopping in your future? Did you know that several Canadian automotive manufacturers offer financial assistance to help vehicle owners with some of the costs associated with adapting their newly purchased or leased vehicle to meet their needs? From hand and foot controls to steering devices and lifts, there are a wide range... View Article

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The War Amps Celebrates 100 Years of Helping Canadians

One hundred years ago, a network of amputee war veterans returning from the First World War united together under the common goal to serve other amputees and The War Amps was born. Over time, their scope has grown from supporting amputees who lost limbs in the line of duty to serving all Canadian amputees, including... View Article

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How The World War Helped The Prosthetic Industry

Many doctors, including ourselves, credit the world war for pushing the prosthetic industry to where it is today. Without the urgency and demands needed during the time of war, the prosthetic and amputation industry wouldn’t have advanced as quickly as it did. Now, we understand that the world war was a very scary time and... View Article

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Caring for Your Orthotics

Why Is Proper Orthotic Care Important? Proper orthotic care is important for two major reasons: prolonging the life of your inserts and effectiveness. With proper care you able to restore the shape of your orthotics, ultimately impacting its effectiveness, longevity, and other potential troublesome concerns like odor. How to Clean Your Orthotics To keep orthotics clean... View Article

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How a Stroke Can Affect Movement

Many people who have experienced a stroke have trouble walking and moving afterwards. Typically, the aftermath of a stroke can lead  to damaged parts of the brain, ultimately impacting the coordination between the brain and the body. What are some issues you should expect after experiencing a stroke?   Weak Muscles Weak muscles are a common after... View Article

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Are Custom Made Braces Better Than ‘Off The Shelf’ Braces?

The short answer to this question is: No. Each bracing option is great for different reasons and purposes therefore, one is not better than the other! Now, we know that is probably not the answer you were looking for but let us explain more. Each bracing option has its perks and each one is used... View Article

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What Should I Expect After An Amputation?

We can only imagine how you’re feeling right now. You’re feeling anxious, nervous, and a little concerned about how you’ll tackle daily tasks again with your residual limb and your prosthetics. We want to make this process easier for you by giving you a run-down on what you should expect post-surgery. 5 Basic Stages After Amputation Surgery:... View Article

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How Katie Kalchman went from Student to Clinician

Katie Kalchman, Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics‘ very own clinician, shares how she started out in the industry – from student to professional. We hope her story inspires those looking or interested in taking part in this diverse industry, take a look at how Katie got to where she is today: “As a university student it can be... View Article

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3 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the lives of millions around the world.  To understand how diabetes impacts the body, you will  need to understand what role insulin plays in your daily life. What is insulin? Insulin is what gives glucose permission to enter your cells, allowing your body to transform sugar... View Article