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Posts for: March, 2012

By markbradley
March 27, 2012
Category: education
Tags: diabetes   podiatry   chiropody  

It is with great pleasure that we look forward to joining the DayTime crew again on Monday April 2nd at Rogers Television, Channel 10, Mississauga. We will be talking about Diabetes, what it is, and its increasing presence in our comunity.

Most importantly we will discus the early detection of this disease, your role in that, and that of your podiatrist / chiropodist. Also we will discus the specific ways that Diabetes will impact the health of your lower limbs if not managed aggressively and continuously.

For those of you who have a desire to read more on this subject, attached is a link to the latest publiction on the subject from the Public Health Agency of Canada. It  outlines the prevalence of this disease across our country, and internationally. It also looks at the demographics within the various populations and makes projections towards the future

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Karen Piovesan is a long time friend and employee of Brantford Podiatry, she brims with vitality and brings an energy to work that is, thankfully...contagious!  She has been involved and many worthwhile causes, and this event is something we felt important to be a part of.  Brantford Podiatry is a proudsponsor, and we encourage you to attend, or contribute, or better yet both.  We look forward to posting pictures and an update on it’s great success (as we are sure it will be)!  Read below, get inspired, and go!

The Children’s Safety Village is excited to present an incredible fundraising gala to motivate, challenge and most importantly, inspire the person within. It is to demonstrate the importance of personal safety and why the CSV works diligently at educating the young. The CSV is thrilled to present Trisha Meili, “The Central Park Jogger” as our key note speaker alongside other inspiring speakers from within our local communities. 

 

Trisha’s inspiring story of hope and possibility is shared through her life lessons she learned during her healing process of her brutal attack one night while running in Central Park. Her ability to find resilience is motivating, as she offers life lessons on facing challenges and the importance of being able to reach out for support. Trisha highlights the power of the present moment and delivers the message of being proud of what you can do - building and boosting your level of self-esteem. Please visit www.centralparkjogger.com

 

Alongside our incredible keynote speaker, Trisha Meili we are very excited to present four other inspirational speakers from within our communities whose stories are about strength and overcoming obstacles. The four amazing speakers are;

 

Joan Minnery, THINspiration. Joan has walked her way to losing over 100 pounds. Her motto is “put down that fork and get moving.” She is truly a weight loss inspiration where no quick fixes or weight loss gimmicks were used. Joan is a very well known local entertainer and founder of Elvisfest. Joan is writing her first book and is now travelling all across the province setting up weight loss support networks and writing articles for fitness magazines! http://joanminnery.health.officelive.com/

 

Shelley Tudin (Kormos). Shelley was born with the physical disability, Muscular Dystrophy. Shelley has overcome an abundance of obstacles both professionally and personally. She has written her first book, You’re Too Cute to be Disabled and is an amazing local artist. This determined and inspiring young woman will be doing a booking signing the day of. 

 

Jennifer Corsini. Jennifer lives in Norfolk County and 3 years ago she faced a horrific act of domestic violence which basically left her for dead. Jennifer was in a coma state and on life support for approximately two weeks following this brutal attack. Through her husbands stabbings she lost 5 litres of blood and will live with the scars forever, however she is determined to reach out and help others by sharing her story. She has recently completed a documentary that will be put on display at various events and will travel to women shelters across the province.

 

Lynn Knowles - Lynn is from the Toronto area, originally from South Africa. Lynn has been doing psychic, intuitive readings for her customers that are based across Ontario. Lynn continues to be motivated by her desire to do her part in encouraging others to achieve their dreams and create a better world. Lynn will be our final speaker so she can sum up the previous speakers and ensure the participants that the universe does indeed work with us and for us and not against us.

 

In addition to these inspirational speakers, there will be VIP and face to face vendors who will be highlighting their services and will be open for business.

 

Cost: $75.00 per ticket (gift, lunch, snacks and refreshments included)

 

Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:30-4:30

8:30-9:30 – registration and vendors open

9:30 – welcoming

10:00 – speakers series begins

 

For tickets, please contact the Children’s Safety Village at 519.720.6950 or email Vicky Spadoni at vicky@csvbrant.ca

 

Marilyn Bradley

www.purefunction.ca 

www.podiatryassociates.ca   

 


By markbradley
March 14, 2012
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

 

 

 

 

I am honoured, that once again I have been asked to run a ‘foot clinic’ in preparation for a great cause. The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital is a Weekend people never forget. It’s a Weekend to remember those lives we have lost to breast or gynecologic cancer and a Weekend to celebrate the lives we are saving. This is a Weekend creating hope for every woman’s future.

 

On Wednesday April 4th I will be speaking to group of 10‘s.  A 10 is anyone who is walking the walk in the 2012 Weekend to celebrate 10 years strong, commemorating the monumental decade of difference that has been made for all women.  

 

To help make this weekend go smoothly, and with as little injury as possible, I will be covering topics regarding foot care, footwear, foot injuries, prevention of and general tips in preparation for this event.  

 

Kindly, the New Balance Store, located in the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, has opened their doors as the venue for this clinic.  

 

Whether, walking or talking every little bit helps, looking forward to an interactive and constructive evening.

 

Marilyn Bradley

www.purefunction.ca

www.podiatryassociates.ca

 

 


By markbradley
March 06, 2012
Category: orthotic devices

We are very excited to report that very soon we will bring some very new technology online at our Mississauga and Brantford office locations. Not only is this a first for us, but this is brand new to Ontario and in fact most parts of Canada. 

This Pedigait system will and has proven invaluable as a clinical diagnostic aide replacing previous attempts to assess patient gait and locomation in a busy office settting. The advantage of this system is that dynamic foot function can be viewed and captured by Four high speed digital cameras similtaniously. The Podiatrist can then review the images in crystal clear slow motion later, consult with other specialists if necessary, and compare to previous video captures of the same individual. The most important of all uses, is that these amazing four views can be utilized during consultion to give patients a clear understanding and vision of their funtional problem and how it is effecting their gait. Previously we have been forced to rely on the ability of the practioner to describe the functional anomally using xrays and foot models to illustrate their complexity and severity. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHxkmiGQ6Js&feature=player_embedded

We look forward to our ongoing relationships with the visionary staff at Pedi Technology in Montreal, and commend them on the terriffic advancements the have achieved over the last few years. We will continue with a handful of other Podiatrists and Chiropodists to develop the clinical applications of this technology and with Pedi make refinements. 

For clinical practioners keen to view this technology in action or avail of its potential benifits for your own patients then please contact our offices and we advise you of a clinical location close to you where the systems are in place.