Monday, January 2, 2017

NEVER GIVE UP! - An Inspiring Video

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program would like to share this wonderful video with you. CLICK HERE to watch...and be inspired!

Just as Daniel was fitted with customized orthopaedic supports that allow him to skate, we also arranged for one of our Komets players to be fitted with special orthotics that support his ankle enabling him to skate much more proficiently. These orthotics were designed and made by Holland Bloorview a treatment centre in Toronto where I previously worked. This was the first request that the centre had ever received for orthotics to be used inside a pair of skates. 

It is interesting to note that recently it was discovered by a doctor in Toronto that some children with Cerebral Palsy who have a great deal of difficulty walking, surprisingly, can run with ease. So why not try skating? This was true of our adult daughter who has CP when she was very young.

This past season the Kawartha Komets program, whose mandate is "Making Dreams Come True", was given the gift of a piece of therapeutic equipment called a Kaye Trainer from a company in Ohio called UCT. Using the Kaye Trainer is the safest way for an individual to learn to skate without the risk or fear of falling. If you look up "Kaye Trainer Capital City Condors" YouTube video you will see this apparatus being used. It is amazing! The Komets are anxious to share this piece of equipment with those who would like to try skating but never thought it could be possible. The Kaye Trainer can be used for children, teens and adults. 

Please contact Carol Fisher at 705-750-0655 for more information.

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