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.
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.
With a record breaking number of splints ordered in the past two months, it very busy here at Digisplint. We have had many clients come into the office for personal fittings, and many new therapists learning the benefits of our splints. This past month we had the luxury of visiting with two therapists (one from British Columbia who stop by while she was on summer holidays!) who came to the office to learn first hand about Digisplint.
We have also been busy publishing new material. Our new information brochure is ready; with all new pictures and showing all our splints, including our Trigger splint and our new Dorsal MCP splint.
Dorsal MCP Splint We have had many requests for a Dorsal MCP splint and are happy to finalize a design.
We have also updated our order form. Starting in October 2014 we will have new prices as well. Therapists/Physicians and clinics please contact us if you would like any of this new information for your files.
Feel free to contact us for more information or to request our new brochures.
I used to say that I actually see 1 client out of 10 orders that come through the fax machine or by email… but that has changed in the last year or so. We have had clients come to see us from coast to coast and when they call to make an appointment with me right at my workbench and are within a two hour drive, I usually say “you’re local!” We have had people drive up to 18 hours to make an appointment and I love the opportunity to sit with clients and fit each splint, one ring at a time to make that perfect fit while making it a little bit more personal.
This week has been a good week. Besides having six individual clients making the drive to Exeter, we have put out 14 separate orders, each ranging from one splint per order to eight custom orthopedic finger splints. Those orders came from therapists from several Provinces. Along with that, six measuring kits have been sent out to British Columbia to new therapists that have never used our splints before!
Quite often, when sitting with clients in my workshop, I hear them say that their doctor has said there is nothing that can be done about your arthritis. It bothers me… sure, one of the first things that I say or admit is that I can’t “fix” it… that being the deviations that happen to those precious finger joints, but I’m pretty sure that we can stop the progression of deviation that happens from the disease by applying continuous-passive-pressure to certain points of the finger to slow down or in some cases even stop the deviation that occurs. This is why; when I am speaking to therapists and Rheumatologists, I say it is better to be pro-active as opposed to re-active. Let’s get it at an early stage so that it does not progress to a point where it is difficult to pick up change or dig out our car keys, and doing something is better than sitting back and doing nothing!
If we are going to do something, let’s do it in a way where the splints you need do not look like splints. If you have to wear a splint every day for the rest of your life… then let’s do it in a way that preserves your dignity. Therapists love the custom splints we build because compliance is not an issue. People wear Digisplints as recommended by therapists/physicians and client love wearing the splints because they do not look like splints!
Digisplint will be at the OSOT conference in London Ontario this weekend, September 27-28 at the London Convention Centre. Stop in to see Derek at booth Number 22.