Friday, April 26, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
As with anything there are a few rules and other stuff that you have to do to be eligible to be the lucky one, so take a moment to read the following and then send us your story.
Rules and other Stuff to know:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Most often when we think of using a walking cane or stick, we tend to think of it as an last resort aid that people are forced use on a permanent basis. This assumption has made us fail to even consider why this should be a staple part of your Kit!
Using a walking cane or stick for periods of time during the healing process of a sports injury be it muscle, tendon or breaks of the leg, knee, ankle, foot. Back injuries will also benefit from the extra support a cane or walking stick provides.
Friday, February 22, 2013
ACORN STAIRLIFTS - Worried about using your stairs? An Acorn stair lift can help.
Acorn stair lifts benefit from contemporary design and the very latest innovation in direct current (DC) battery power. Acorn was the first manufacturer of stair lifts that powered their stair lifts with the use of DC battery power. The advantages of smooth power delivery and the ability to operate during power cut have made the DC battery a standard in today’s stair lifts.
Acorn stair lifts have more standard features!
Easy to use Paddle control, Smooth start/stop. action Infra-red remote controls with Digital status display, Swivel Fold-up seat & footrest Safety cut-out sensors Lockable isolation switch. Maintenance free DC power Electronic and mechanical braking systems, Near silent . Operation Designed for simple installation.
Available Stair lifts include;
Straight Stair lifts - Curved Stair lifts - Outdoor Stair lifts
If a stair lift would make your life easier, please call us to arrange for an Acorn Stair lift representative to contact you for a no obligation quote.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The first thing to do is make certain that the cane you have chosen is the correct length for you.
- Find someone to help you measure yourself so they can ensure that you are standing correctly.
- Put on the shoes you most often wear stand on a hard surface.
- If you regularly wear shoes with different height heels, consider getting canes that can be sized to the different heights or looking for an adjustable cane.
- Stand upright in a relaxed stance.
- Choose the hand you will use. Normally it is the opposite of the injury but in some cases it is the same. Talk to your Dr. or physiotherapist to determine the correct side for your situation.
- Hang your arm loosely at your side. Your elbow should have a nice bend in it. Not straight nor overly bent. The final bend to your elbow when walking with the cane will be approx. 15 – 20 degrees if measured correctly.
First option: with your arm hanging loosely at your side (natural bend), you can measure from the floor to the crook of your wrist right below your thumb. (The wrinkle that separates your hand from your arm.)
Second option: place your elbow at the 15 – 20 degree bend and measure from the floor to the centre of the crook of your wrist. (15 degrees is 1/6 of the arc of your arm when it swings from vertical to horizontal
Walking canes are generally sold at 36” with some as tall as 44”. The majority of us will need to have our canes sized before we use them. If you are seeing a physiotherapist, they will be able to measure you. For a full set of instructions see our “Sizing Your Cane” above or in our FAQ on our home page. We have a chart below to give you a general idea of what size of cane an individual should walk with. Please note, everyone’s body size is unique and they should be measured to determine the actual length needed.
5’– 5’3” 30”- 32.5”
5’3– 5’6” 32.5”- 33.5”
5’6– 5’9” 33.5”- 34.5”
5’9”– 6’ 34.5”- 36”
6’ – 6’3” 36” - 39”
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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CanesCanada.com was founded in 2001 for those looking to buy a walking cane to match their personality. It is our belief that no one should be ashamed of or even hesitant to consider using a cane. Llano Gorman, the president of Canes Canada Inc, knows first hand what a difference using a cane with distinction makes to ones self image. It is our goal to help everyone Walk with a Smile and to Walk in Style ®. We invite you to look through our selection of walking canes on our online store www.canescanada.com, call us with any questions at 1-866-217-8091 or e-mail us at email@example.com
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What is the best cane for Me?
Most first time buyers have little to no information about what kind of cane they should use or would like to hold. There are a multitude of cane handles to choose from that are meant for weight bearing while others are strictly for balance, fun or collecting. We hope the following information is helpful as you make your selection. Remember, you can always give us a call if you would rather talk to someone in person by calling our toll free line 1-866-217-8091 or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cane Handle Styles
Derby, J-handle and Anatomical Handles
The most common cane handle sold is one with a Derby Handle. This handle, as in the majority of handles, are made to encourage the user to place their weight directly over the shaft. The derby, J-handle and the anatomically correct handle have a curve on the end which acts very similarly to the crook handle allowing them to hook onto arms, chair backs, door knobs and more. The derby and J-handles are made to use in either the right or left hand.
Fritz, Shovel and T-Handle
Fritz, Shovel and T- handle canes are all very similar in that they all have flatter handles. The Fritz handle was invented hundreds of years ago by a German prince for those suffering from Arthritis and felt that this type of handle was more comfortable. As you can see, the shovel and T-handle provides a similarly flat handle. These three styles are made to use in either the right or left hand with the Fritz being used so that the longer piece is pointing behind the user. Wrist straps can be added to these walking canes to provide the user the ability to hook their cane to their arm when shopping or at any time they need two hands.
Ergonomic Handle/Over Mold/Contour Palm
An Ergonomic handle is one that is built to fulfill two goals - health and productivity. We offer a variety of walking cane styles built to support your palm in this fashion. The rubber overmold grip provides superior comfort slowing down hand fatigue and is made for either hand. The contour and palm grip canes have similar design and are left or right hand specific but they are both unique from the other. The contour grip has a smaller grip which some people prefer better and it also directs the user’s weight directly over the shaft. The palm grip or fisher handle offers a wider grip with a little lip to offer more form to the shape of the handle. A palm grip cane is created in a way that places the users’ weight off center, so if you put a lot of weight on a cane a contour grip may offer more piece of mind. Because these handles help to distribute weight over a wider area on top of providing ergonomic support, this handle style is well received by many people as a way to relieve hand fatigue.
Opera Handle or L-Shaped
An L-shaped or Opera handle can be found in all styles of walking canes from natural to dressy. It is not as popular as a weight bearing cane like the Derby handle mainly because the user can’t direct their weight over the shaft. Undue stress is placed on the joint of a two piece cane when the weight of a person is not directed properly over the shaft. Though, if it is a one piece cane, the L-shaped handle like the crook cane is strong. This style is made to use in either the right or left hand with the longer piece pointing behind the user. Wrist straps can be attached to the shaft to provide the ability to hook the cane to their arm when shopping or at any time they need two hands.
CanesCanada.com was founded in 2001 for those looking to buy a walking cane to match their personality. It is our belief that no one should be ashamed of or even hesitant to consider using a cane. Llano Gorman, the president of Canes Canada Inc, knows first hand what a difference using a cane with distinction makes to ones self image. It is our goal to help everyone Walk with a Smile and to Walk in Style ®. We invite you to look through our selection of walking canes on our online store www.canescanada.com call us with any questions at 1-866-217-8091 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Watch for future sales
Rainbow Collection - Select Colours on Sale while stock lasts!Our Rainbow Collection is handmade for CanesCanada.com and has up to 23 pieces of natural wood laminated together to make not just a cane, but a piece of Wood Art.
Each of these canes are individually turned so each cane is unique and one of a kind.
The colour pattern and twisted shaft really make this cane fun and fashionable. Many of our clients have made this stylish cane one of their favourites for daily use.