Health Vantis Blog

So Many Delays

We Are In Trouble This pandemic has put so many strains and challenges in just about every aspect of our lives.  I don’t think there is one person world wide it has not affected.  In Canada, the health care system has taken a huge hit.  National health care can be great in theory, but when […]

Preventing Injury in Playing a Sport

Preventing Injury in Playing a Sport Playing a sport is one of the best ways to get exercise.  Although, the most conditioned and fit person can still get injured, even in protective gear.  Some common injuries can be strains, sprains, joint and muscle injuries, dislocations, fractures, and tears to ligaments.  The top causes for injuries […]

Men’s Health Awareness Week and National Health and Fitness Day

Men’s Health Awareness Week and National Health and Fitness Day The past year has been hard for all of us.  Instead of the freshman 15, it has been said it is now the COVID 15.  People are either going to come out a hunk or a chunk.  If you are coming out a hunk, good […]

Private Costs of Waiting for Surgery

Canadians know very well that oftentimes non-urgent medical care known as elective surgeries, requires waiting. Sometimes this waiting turns into months and years. We know that medical wait times can result in worsening of a condition, mental anguish and possibly more complex surgeries. However, there are other costs, such as loss of productivity and therefore, […]

Private Hip/Knee Replacement or a New Car? You Decide!

With wait times increasing due to the pandemic, more and more Canadians are taking a number and waiting. Even though hip and knee replacements are much needed surgeries, they are considered elective, or non-urgent. According to the provincial website in Nova Scotia a hip replacement is done for 90% of the people within 568 days. […]

Private Hysterectomy Costs

In their last Waiting Your Turn report (2020), Fraser institute stated that the median wait time for GYN in Canada is 23.9 weeks. That is weeks waited from referral by GP to treatment (surgery). Each province fares a little bit different, but NB, NS, NL, AB, BC and QB all have wait times over 20 […]

Private Ankle Surgery

Ability to walk without pain is something we all can take for granted. Until we get ourselves in a situation where walking starts to hurt and the pain is at your foot or ankle. Reasons are many – old and new injuries, natural wear and tear, or aging, and others. In their latest report, Waiting […]

Client Spotlight – Teresa Hannah

COVID-19 has consumed our lives for the past year.  Every news outlet is reporting something on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times.  The one thing that has not changed is that life must go on.  We still need to take care of ourselves the best we can.  For one individual, this meant taking care of […]

Recovery Journal Written By a Hip Replacement Client, Oct. 2020

Recovery Journal Written By a Hip Replacement Client, Oct. 2020 In last week’s blog, we spotlighted one of our recent client’s, Teresa Hannah, who had a hip replacement done in the US.  She took extra care in her recovery process and even journaled some of her post surgery progress for those first few weeks.  Although every […]

Newsletter April 2021

Client Spotlight – Teresa Hannah (Hip Replacement Client) COVID-19 has consumed our lives for the past year.  Every news outlet is reporting something on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times.  The one thing that has not changed is that life must go on.  We still need to take care of ourselves the best we can.  […]