Diabetes Series: Foot Care

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Part II: Foot Care 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes. Though it’s significant to note that approximately 1 in 2 adults living with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed or unaware. As mentioned in Part I of this series, diabetes can have some seriously negative long-term outcomes. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood…

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Diabetes Series: Complications and Prevention

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Part I: Diabetes Complications & Prevention Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Canada marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by hosting the Global Diabetes Summit. The focus: reduce the prevalence of diabetes and help those living with it to better manage their disease. Globally, approximately 422 million…

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Masks in the News: Update on Living With COVID

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As we approach the end of the second year of the pandemic, the landscape of information around COVID-19 is shifting. Many health experts have acknowledged that we must learn to ‘live with’ the virus. Yet with news stories full of anti-mandate protests and loud rhetoric from all directions, it can be hard to know how…

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Stepscan Makes Gait Analysis Tech Accessible

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How Stepscan Makes Gait Analysis Technology Accessible for You The Past of Gait Analysis: Missed Opportunities  Previously, computerized gait analysis was performed using multiple measurement devices. Data from force plates, motion sensors, and temporal-spatial mats was combined to give clinicians a full picture of a patient’s gait and any pathologies present. Unfortunately, possessing multiple specialized…

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How Stepscan Helps You Promote Senior Wellness

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The Stepscan Gait Analysis System is first, and foremost, a measurement tool. Stepscan tracks and analyses the mobility (gait and balance) of a subject as they move across the tiles. In a clinical setting, that means the Stepscan System can be used for concussion assessment, for diabetic foot monitoring, and for mobility assessments to evaluate…

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5 Things I Want You to Know About Physio

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Guest Contributor Sascha Boulet, DPT & 5 Things She Wishes Patients Knew About Her Physio Practice Sascha Boulet is the Owner and CEO of Capture Therapeutics by PhysioFirst PC Inc., operating at three locations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. With a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Evidence…

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3 Applications of Plantar Pressure Analysis

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3 Clinical Applications of Computerized Plantar Pressure Analysis Medical plantar pressure measurement devices (PMDs) have been important tools for gait analysis since their invention, and although historically overlooked, plantar pressures (alongside temporal and spatial parameters) are critical aspects of gait analysis. Analysis of underfoot pressure and foot/floor interactions provide much more than an in-depth analysis of foot function. Similar to temporal and spatial measurements,…

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Hearing Loss: Tips and Common Courtesies for Effective Communication

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Hearing Loss: Tips and Common Courtesies for Effective Communication A few weeks ago, during a coaching training course, my classmates and I were discussing the concept of active listening. How is it practiced? Why is it important? How can you improve it as a skill? I caught myself thinking, “Strange that we need a lesson dedicated to this. Do people really find this hard? Why do I seem to find…

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MDELs and Why Your PPE Supplier Needs One 

What is an MDEL? And why does your PPE supplier need one? Throughout 2020, employee safety has been front-of-mind like never before. Society is working to balance the need to keep the economy moving, while considering how to keep workers safe, healthy, and comfortable. For most North American businesses, this means the implementation of mask wearing. In every industry, especially those that previously had few safety concerns beyond…

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4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe

Seniors and COVID-19: 4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe The COVID-19 pandemic has been a scary and trying time for everyone around the globe but the threat of the virus looms greatest for the oldest members of our communities. The CDC reports that “as you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases”,…

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3 Things to Ask a Senior Care Facility

3 Things You Need to Ask When Choosing a Senior Care Facility Maybe you clicked on this post because you are the child of aging parents who are considering moving into a seniors’ home. Or perhaps you are a senior who is considering the move for yourself. Whatever the situation, moving into a long-term or…

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How Can Your Business Support Healthy Aging?

New Blog Series: How Can Your Long Term or Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging? Introduction Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals.…

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