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Bring Back the Game with Todd Keirstead - May 5th

Friday, May 5th, 11am-2pm, at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club Walk It Off is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Todd Keirstead to offer an adapted golfing demonstration! The golf demonstration will take place on Friday May 5th at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club. Todd will work with three groups of participants on the driving range; all ability levels welcome, for an hour each.
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In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno

In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno April 19, 1956-May 29, 2016 Funeral service is at Roadhouse and Rose on Main Street in Newmarket at 1:30 pm on Saturday followed by a Celebration of Life at the Holland Landing Community Centre from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of Walk It Off’s loved members, Dave Dieno. On the morning of May 29th, Dave suffered a heart attack and tragically, did not survive.
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6th Annual 5K Run-Walk-&-Roll Event May 28th at Ferry Lake

With the official arrival of spring, and hopefully the beginning of warm and sunny weather, comes the start of outdoor running season. Walk It Off is excited to announce that on Saturday May 28, 2016 we will be hosting our 6th Annual 5K Run-Walk-&-Roll event! Whether you are looking to shed some pent up hibernation energy and walk with friends and family, run a personal best, or sponsor one of the clients of Walk It Off, our Run-Walk-&-Roll is the event for you!
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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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'Total Gym' Equipment for Spinal Cord Injury Clients at WIO

The Total Gym (TG) offers many benefits to a Spinal Cord Injury client because it is adjustable to suit the individual’s physical abilities, needs and exercise goals no matter the level of paralysis. Completing exercises on the TG allows the client to perform movements they would not usually be able to complete, in a safe and controlled manner with the assistance of the SCI Recovery Trainer here at Walk it Off when needed.
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WIO - December Donations Discount Member Program Fees

We all look for a way to give this time of year. What better present than the gift of health in the form of donation? Walk If Off would love your generosity to assist with our Members' Recovery Programs. For the month of December, all donations will be directed to discount our members' program fees. Please give generously and be a part of Spinal Cord Injury Recovery.
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Importance of Standing for Those with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)

At Walk It Off, our entire program is out of the wheelchair. We incorporate not only standing in a session but other weight bearing activities with the body in various planes. The attraction to our facility is not just about the equipment we use for standing, but the one-on-one personal attention that our program calls for. We get EVERYONE up on his or her feet!
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Decreased Bone Mineral Density & Joint Contractures for Those with SCIs

In our last blog post, we talked about the potential complications of immobility for those with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). In this blog post, we'll elaborate on issues such as decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and the potential for joint contractures (joint immobility).
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Standing Tall Even With a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

It’s innate in all of us to stand, even after a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Imagine not having the ability to stand and losing your mobility and the possible complications to your health from your disability. Some of the potential complications of immobility are: