Let Us Help Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet!

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. One of the best ways to set yourself up to rock your resolutions is to surround yourself with people who will support you on your journey. The staff at Barrie Prosthetics and Orthotics would love to be part of your 2019 tactical team! To get you thinking about ways we could support you in achieving your New Year’s resolutions, here are just a few ideas.

The Goal: Increase the duration or frequency of your walks or runs

The Way We Can Help You Achieve It:

If you’re trying to up your miles in 2019, don’t let foot and leg pain derail your resolution. 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.

The Goal: Improve your golf or tennis game

The Way We Can Help You Achieve It:

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.

The Goal: Investigate the possibility of an osseointegrated prosthesis

The Way We Can Help You Achieve It:

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 Barrie 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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