V2 INNOVATIONS | KINGSTON, ONTARIO

V2innovations provides a full range of Orthotic & Prosthetic services, focused on increased quality of life, to our clients.

WEST KINGSTON LOCATION:
12-745 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON ​Kingston, ON

Call us 1-613-767-2641
HOURS
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9 AM - 5 PM

EAST KINGSTON LOCATION
4-802 John Marks Ave., Kingston, ON Kingston, ON

Call us 1-613-634-0900
HOURS
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9 AM - 5 PM

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Isabel | V2Innvoations | Kingston, Ontario

Isabel’s Story

I am a two-stroke survivor. I had my first one when I was 25 while living in New Brunswick. My stroke affected my left side. It took me 2 years to learn how to walk again, without the need of an AFO or cane at the time. I moved to Kingston and then in 2012  I had my second stroke, which affected my left side again. This time the stroke did more damage and I needed an AFO and cane to enable me to walk.

When I was first told I would not be able to walk unless I wore a brace, it was very scary. My first brace felt foreign and uncomfortable and I actually went home and cried for a few hours. I wanted to walk though.

Now, seven years later, I have had five different AFOs and I have learned that not all brace designs work for every patient. I have a high tone, and I walk everywhere, so braces would break often. I am eternally grateful for meeting AJ at V2innovations. He worked with me over the past two and a half years and has designed braces that have put a smile on my face and has made me feel safer.

If I don’t wear my brace I am not able to walk and need to be in my wheelchair which is not an option for me – walking is my obsession.

I do volunteering at Queens with occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and nursing students and I even mentor students in my home – showing them the challenges I face first hand. I also do pet therapy at Providence Care Rehabilitation hospital with my dog, Turbo.