The Walk To Fight Arthritis
If you’re in Toronto this weekend, you may want to head to the beaches because the Walk to Fight Arthritis kicks off this Sunday, June 5th at Woodbine Park. Not only is this a local event, but thirty other communities in Canada will be taking part in this walk to raise funds for research of arthritis. It is estimated that approximately 4.6 million Canadians suffer from arthritis and while there are treatment options that may relieve symptoms, there is no known cure. The Walk To Fight Arthritis event has raised more than $8 million to support the Arthritis Foundation.
This year, the event will take place in conjunction with the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival which features drumming performances from some of the best drummers in Toronto and live music performances. If you are not participating in the walk, there are many family-friendly events surrounding the walk that will be fun for all ages.
Bring the family to check out the vendor exhibits along “Arthritis Avenue,” where kids can win prizes while the adults can check out exhibits designed to educate those about arthritis. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with arthritis and are unaware of treatment options or what they can do to relieve the pain.
This year, the event also includes a Kids Zone and free bandanas for all dogs in attendance. Come out and support the Arthritis Foundation because this disease unfortunately impacts the quality of life for many Canadians. While many people believe that the disease only affects the elderly who experience aches and pains, they are misinformed.
Arthritis affects people of all ages, including juveniles. Symptoms include pain, fatigue, depression and limited mobility. At Healthmax Physiotherapy, we have experienced healthcare professionals that treat arthritis with tailored treatment plans which include BioFlex laser therapy, Shockwave treatment, exercise routines, aquatic therapy and more.
If you or someone you know suffer from arthritis, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic or call (416) 431-4000. No one deserves to live their lives in a constant state of debilitating conditions. At HealthMax Physiotherapy, we will help restore function through various rehabilitation exercises, a custom tailored treatment plan and more.
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