Hello readers, thank you for opening the News from the Lab, the newest addition to our website. Here are some items that you may find of interest:
Please watch MCTV 6 o’clock news casts, Canada AM, Ellen, and the NEWS at noon for our 25th anniversary TV advertisements. This is the first time that we have had a TV commercial and we felt that we wanted to do something different on this milestone. We are really excited to show our facility off to our little portion of the world.
We will be modifying our hours of operation at our main location on Airport Road in North Bay. We will be starting to book appointments throughout the lunch hour on Wednesdays and Thursdays to allow more flexible scheduling.
2015 is a big year for us for three reasons: Not only is it our 25th year in business here in North Bay, but it is our 20th anniversary of our clinics in Timmins. It was in 1995 that I started a one day clinic at the Timmins and District Hospital. This has now blossomed into a 3 day clinic, with a day and a half of orthotic service (orthopaedic braces, foot orthotics and footwear), a half day of prosthetic service at the TDH, and a full day of pediatric care at the Children’s Treatment Center. Please call 705 495 3771 for Timmins appointments.
2015 is a big year for us for yet another reason. It is the 20th year of employment at Nipissing Orthopaedic Laboratory Inc. for Dan Groleau. Dan is a highly trained prosthetic technician and is very proud of his RTP (Registered Prosthetic Technician) designation that he earned with the Canadian Board of Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Dan remains a dedicated and meticulous worker. Anyone who wears his prosthetic sockets will attest that his craftsmanship is second to none and is a big part of the lab’s success. Congratulations Dan!
Our orthotic services clinic at the Temiscaming General Hospital, run by Karen Boehm our Kinesiologist and certified Orthotist out of the Physiotherapy department, remains as busy as ever. We started this service when Prosthetics and Orthotics Barrie stopped travelling North to the area in 2010. Karen sees patients requiring specialty custom-made and off-the-shelf braces and footwear on a monthly basis. Please call 705 495 3771 for New Liskeard appointments.
Prosthetic service in New Liskeard is still available on a monthly basis at the Temiscaming General Hospital. This includes assessment for funding assistance through the Assistive Devices Program at the Temiscaming General Hospital amputee team. Most new fittings are best done in North Bay, although arrangement for follow-ups and some initial fittings can be done in New Liskeard.
Assistive Device Program prosthetic amputee teams are established in Timmins, New Liskeard, and North Bay. Attendance and assessment at these clinics allows amputees access to prosthetic device funding through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.