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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

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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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5 Ways The War Amps Helps Right Here in Barrie

One hundred years ago, a network of amputee war veterans returning from the First World War came home with a vision of serving other amputees and The War Amps was born. Over time, that vision has grown from supporting amputees who lost limbs in the line of duty to serving all Canadian amputees, including children.... View Article

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The History of Prosthetic Technology

Prosthetic technology has been around for over 100 years now. As of 1916, Caulfield Hospital located in Mebourne, Australia began treating amputee veterans and to this day, the hospital has a display of veteran-used prosthetics. This display is a constant reminder of how far we’ve come as an industry and a great visual representation of... View Article

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Caring For Your Prosthesis

To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your prothesis, it is very important to care, clean, and maintain them. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when caring for your prosthesis: 1. Clean Your Get Liner Rule of thumb – anything that is in direct contact with your skin should be cleaned as often... 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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Knee Braces: Off the Shelf or Custom Made

Which is better – off the shelf bracing or custom made bracing? This a question we are all too familiar with! Today we want to break down the advantages to both bracing options as we truly believe that each option has its perks for different scenarios. Let’s start with the easily accessible option: Off the... 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

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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