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Posted Monday, June 14, 2021

“When a person experiences a stroke, it’s often a life altering experience for them and their family.  One minute you’re fine and the next minute you may be faced with not being able to speak or move your arm/leg.”
Amy is a Stroke Care Coordinator who has been with Joseph Brant Hospital for over 20 years. She was inspired to pursue a career in health care after injuring her knee at 15 and receiving physiotherapy. Later, she volunteered in the same...

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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pride Month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the impact, history, courage and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Joseph Brant Hospital stands in solidarity with this community and wishes everyone a Happy Pride!
Dr. Dale Kalina is the Pandemic Lead for the Infectious Diseases Group and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control in 2020 at Joseph Brant Hospital. We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about visibility in healthcare, what it...

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Posted Thursday, May 27, 2021

It was personal reasons that inspired Krista to become a Speech -Language Pathologist (SLP).
“My mom is also a Speech-Language Pathologist, so I have always been familiar with the profession and admired the work she did. It wasn’t until I was in university, when my brother became sick and lost his battle with a brain tumor, that I realized I wanted to be an SLP.”
Krista Davie is a SLP at Joseph Brant Hospital where she assesses, diagnoses, treats and...

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Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021

“Physiotherapy enabled my brother to regain his independence and provided him with the knowledge to manage his residual impairments over time.”
Sarah was inspired to become a physiotherapist after her brother suffered a brain aneurysm at a young age and left him with many physical deficits. Although she had an early interest in physical fitness and wellness, it was this personal event that ultimately drove her to pursue physiotherapy as a career. Currently...

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Posted Monday, May 24, 2021

“Working through the pandemic has been an emotional rollercoaster!”
Katie Williams is a Physiotherapist at Joseph Brant Hospital who has been providing care to patients in the ICU throughout the pandemic.
Physiotherapy plays a critical role in the recovery of COVID-19 patients, as some spend prolonged periods of time on ventilators, which results in severe deconditioning. COVID-19 can cause stiffened lungs, and patients often develop blood clots in their lungs,...

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