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London Walk to Fight Arthritis

Arthritis Society Walk to Fight Arthritis

Digisplint is a proud sponsor of the Walk to Fight Arthritis in London on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Come join us for a 5km or 1km walk that raises funds for The Arthritis Society.  We will have a booth at the event to meet with you and to answer any questions you may have about the splints we build.

The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day.

Registering for the Walk means you join a passionate community that is determined to build awareness and raise much-needed funds for arthritis research. Fundraising also permits The Arthritis Society to keep providing vital programs and services that enable people with arthritis to live well at home, work and play.

Join the movement – register and begin fundraising today!  This year’s goal is to get 500-600 participants involved and raise $100,000!  With just under 13 weeks to go we are well on our way to reach our goals!

For more information or to register your team visit  www.walktofightarthritis.ca or go to www.facebook.com/ArthritisSocietyONSW.

 

 

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And We’re Off!

We are off to Quebec City to attend the 2015 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting & AHPA Annual Meeting.  Those attending this meeting will have opportunity to learn, debate, and discuss arthritis care.  Digisplint will be there to show our splints.  The meeting runs from February 4-7.  Of course this means that the workshop will be closed until February 9.  We hope to have all orders that are sent in this week shipped out by February 11.

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Thanks Again

Thanks Again

Another great day working with a client right here in my workshop…

Dolly’s CMC it pretty much fused but the MCP joint at her thumb has gone into hyper-extension to the point of subluxation.  All this fancy talk to say that her thumb is very painful and if we could stabilize it, much of the pain of joint fatigue and tendon fatigue would go away.

Together we made her a sterling silver thumb splint with an expansion bracelet to hold it into place.  We also added a palmar support to stop her thumb from collapsing at the MCP.  (Same splint as the picture shown)

That was yesterday, today she sent us this note…

“Thanks Derek.  I am so glad I went yesterday. I cannot believe the difference 12 hours makes. My splint is amazing. What a difference. I noticed today the usual pain I have in my hand, arm, shoulder & neck is nearly gone. I stopped taking my extra pain meds & so far I don’t need them.

I enjoyed our chat. Thanks again.  Have an awesome day & stay warm.

Dolly”

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Occasionally we receive an order from different geographical locations other than good old Canada.  Federica in Milan, Italy recently sent us these photos along with a special note…italy 1

Good morning Derek, today my splints have finally arrived and they suit perfectly.

My mom and I really want to thank you very much for all your help and all your patience.

Thank you again,

Federica and Giovanna”

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