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Walk it Off Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Walk It Off is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team! We are happy to introduce our new Spinal Cord Injury Facility Assistant, Jennifer, and our newest Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Trainer, Taylor. We have been getting to know them over the past month and we think you will enjoy working with them as much as we do!
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Walk It Off Clients Participate in 2015 Parapan Am & Pan Am Activities

I think it’s fair to say that seeing athletes of all different abilities competing in many different sports caused a bit of “panamania” here at Walk It Off. From Canada placing second in overall medal count and our very own Anita Kaiser in the PanAm torch relay to Kevin Mills being asked to participate in the Parapan Am torch relay and complete a handcycling demonstration at McMaster University, it’s hard to not get excited about it!
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ICARE - Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical

This piece of equipment differs from a typical gym elliptical machine by allowing individuals with varying disabilities the opportunity to stand and take strides safely. A harness is used to support the individual while increasing or decreasing the amount of weight that goes into the feet. The ICARE offers the option to exercise with different degrees of motor assistance. The ICARE can be used as a typical elliptical or set to move an individuals legs when the motor senses muscle fatigue. It can also be set in automatic mode for those with complete paralysis.
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Wheelchairs and Handcycle Racing - 7 Excellent Races

Hello Everyone. My name is Kevin Mills and I am the Supreme Chancellor at Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery and Wellness Centre. I thought it might be helpful to share with you 7 excellent races for those athletic individuals out there who are currently in wheelchairs.
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Preventing Illness in those with Spinal Cord Injuries

One of the most common secondary health concerns regarding clients/patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are urinary tract infections (UTI’s). SCI clients/patients experience a heightened risk of developing UTI’s from the frequent need to perform intermittent catheterization to empty their bladders on a daily basis. The average incidence rate of UTI’s is 10.3 per 1000 catheterizations. Diet can play a role in prevention and treatment of UTI’s. Maintaining a diet high in Protein, Zinc and Vitamins A, C and E can help with management of UTI’s
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Spinal Cord Recovery Program - Whole Body Vibration Therapy

The Vibe Plate uses Whole Body Vibration (WBV) technology, which offers additional health benefits to the individual standing on the equipment. It has been suggested that using the Vibe Plate for 10 minutes, three times a week will result in improved range of motion and flexibility, increased blood circulation and muscle strength, and increased bone density to help fight osteoporosis.