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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

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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

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Why We Love ParaSport Ontario

ParaSport Ontario helps in providing recreational and competitive sport programs and activities for members of the disability community. Through these programs, ParaSport Ontario encourages active living to improve the physical function and quality of life. Their mission statement speaks to us and because of that, the team at Kawartha Prosthetics and Orthotics are happy to be sharing a blog dedicated... View Article

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The Importance of Proper Footwear

Our feet take us from one place to another. Our feet give us the freedom to jump, run, and dance. Needless to say, we rely heavily on our feet to help us get through the day. Because foot health is not often talked about, many people forget how important it is to take care of our... View Article

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What is Osseointegration?

Established in the 1950s, the term osseointegration was founded by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark when he discovered the integration ability of human bone and titanium metal. This breakthrough discovery played a large role in his career but an even bigger role in the future of prosthetics. Even now, osseointegration is used to attach artificial limbs to the human skeleton permanently. How does osseointegration... View Article