The following article was written by Lainie Ishbia in The Mighty, June 30th, 2019.
Please note that if you have any problems whatsoever with a device you receive from us (including squeaking!), contact us so that we can help you with it.
Sleeping with Your DCC
Some of our patients have told us that sleeping with a Dynamic Chest Compressor can be a little uncomfortable at times - here our Certified Orthotist, Eric Bapty, shows you a few tips to make it easier for you. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Accessible Canada Act
Once approved by Parliament, the Act would add to the existing rights and protections for people with disabilities, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Act and Canada’s approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The purpose of the bill is to make Canada barrier-free in areas under federal jurisdiction.The bill outlines how to identify and remove accessibility barriers and prevent new barriers, under federal rule, including in:
Winter Boots Tips for the Snow!
Yes unfortunately winter is just around the corner. It’s time to take out those boots and ensure they still fit properly – or think about buying new ones.
Consider these suggestions when you’re in the stores:
If you have any questions about your boots
please bring them with you to your next appointment and Eric will be glad to help.
Keep warm and comfortable this winter!
Locke Street Festival Saturday, September 8th
by Carrie Dennett of the Washington Post
It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural landscapes — have better physical and mental health, and practices such as Japanese forest bathing and Nordic hygge, which has a strong outdoorsy component, are being embraced here in the United States. Could grounding be next?
I was intrigued when a colleague recently recommended a mutual patient — seeing her for stress management and me for nutritional advice — experiment
with walking barefoot in the grass for a short time each day. A few weeks
later, I stumbled across an article that gave a name to that practice:
grounding. The idea behind grounding, also called earthing, is that humans
evolved in direct contact with the Earth's subtle electric charge, but have lost
that sustained connection thanks to inventions such as buildings, furniture
and shoes with insulated synthetic soles.
Best shirt to wear under a Scoliosis Brace
Treating Pectus Deformities
Our Certified Orthotist, Eric Bapty, made this presentation some years ago at several Prosthetic and Orthotic conferences, but it is still valid for today. Eric works with you to ensure you get the best orthotic treatment available.
Let us know your questions and comments! We're here to help you.
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