Category: Health & Lifestyle

Spring Shoe Shopping Tips for Orthotics Wearers

After a long, slushy winter, spring has finally arrived! That means it is time to transition from winter boots to spring shoes. We asked Laura Pantano, a Certified Canadian Pedorthist who works at our partner clinic in Niagara, for some spring shoe shopping suggestions for orthotic wearers. According to Laura, “Custom-made foot orthotics will only... View Article

Osseointegration: 8 Testimonial Quotes You Need to Read

On February 21, 2019, we brought together four amazing clients to tell their unique stories about their personal Osseointegration journeys on a Facebook Live broadcast. Two of our panel members had already had their Osseointegration surgeries and two are awaiting their surgeries. The complete 60-minute broadcast can be viewed here, but for those who’d like... View Article

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... View Article

5 Books We’re Adding to Our Reading Lists

Winter is an ideal time to dig into some great books. In preparation for reading season, here are a few titles that some of our Barrie Prosthetics and Orthotics have added to their reading lists for the months ahead. Look for these titles at your local library or bookstore. Run, Don’t Walk: The Curious and... View Article

Find New Ways to Save on Vehicle Modifications

Who doesn’t like to save some money? 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 steering devices and lifts to hand and foot controls, there are an impressive range of driving supports that... View Article

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Recovering From Stroke

Everyone’s road to recovery is different when it comes to experiencing stroke. Some may experience a speedy recovery, some may not. Some may also experience a full recovery while others may have to live with disabilities moving forward. With everyone having such a unique journey, it is best to reach out to a professional for help. Here... View Article

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FAQ: Post Amputation Surgery

Today we’re going to answer our top three most asked questions about post amputation surgery. If you’re looking for an overall outline on what you should expect post-surgery, check out this blog article written by our friend’s over at Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics. “What’s the best way to care for my residual limb?” It is important... 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

one-legged handicap BMX rider Julian Molina warming up with his BMX bike and crutches

The Story of One-legged BMXer: Julian Molina

It is no secret how difficult BMX is, especially on the body. This sport in particular requires an insane amount of resilience, coordination and balance. Most people would assume that this sport is best suited for those who are able-bodied however, Julian Molina has proved us all wrong. Molina can be found cruising around Andes, Colombia,... View Article

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3 Winter Safety Tips for People in Wheelchairs

With winter comes changes – changes in weather, clothing, and even daily routines. Although change is not something we all enjoy, you can’t always escape it, especially if mother nature has full control over it. Now, we know that the transition from fall to winter isn’t always as simple as putting hats and mittens on, some... View Article