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What to Consider in A Children’s Wheelchair: Action 3 Junior

When choosing a children’s wheelchair, some of the things you may want to consider are versatility, adaptability, and personality. Not many chairs meet all three of these requirements. Check out this checklist that details the considerations you want to make, as well as lists some general tips on how to choose the right chair.   […]

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Children’s wheelchair
Gel cushions

The benefits of Gel Cushions

For many people the place they sit needs to be as comfortable as their shoes.  Now consider that we are happy to buy gel insoles for our shoes so why would we question the theory for a Gel cushion?   Granted that seems rather flippant and of course there is more to it than that […]

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Sports wheelchair

How will your sports wheelchair support health & well-being?

What is a sports wheelchair? A sports wheelchair is a self-propelled wheelchair much like its everyday use relative but with some specific differences.  They tend to be non-folding so that they are stronger and steadier during tight turns or impact but are made of light-weight metals to facilitate speed, acceleration and maneuverability. The wheels are […]

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Wheelchair racing

What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Racing

If you are familiar with handcycling, you may think wheelchair racing is the same thing. However, they are very different. It’s important to know exactly what wheelchair racing is so that you can choose which type of sport might be best for you. To help you choose if wheelchair racing is the right sport for […]

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Stress From The Inside Out

Looking at Stress From The Inside Out

How do you define stress? What comes to mind when you think of things that cause you stress? Job performance? Starting a new activity or trying something new?  Deadlines? According to health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., in her book “The Upside of Stress,” things that cause us to feel stress are things that are important […]

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Access travel

Easy Access Travel: Flying With A Wheelchair

Before you travel in a plane, the best thing you can do is learn what the law says about the rights of people with disabilities who are traveling by air. You should also consider the rules and regulations of the specific airline you are using, as well general travel tips that may help make your […]

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Boost Your Self Esteem

The Top 3 Things You Can Do To Boost Your Self Esteem

After a traumatic injury or the development of a disability or health problem, some people struggle with self-esteem. You may look different, feel different, and have differing abilities from what you could do in the past. All of these things can affect how you feel about yourself, and who you are now. The good news […]

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wheelchair archery

What is Wheelchair Archery?

Wheelchair Archery is a track and field sport that requires very little, if any, adaptation to play after your spinal cord injury. Many athletes can play without any adaptive equipment at all. And although it’s considered a spring sport, there are indoor ranges to use that can make archery an activity you can enjoy year-round. […]

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Grocery Shopping In A Wheelchair

Five Essential Tips For Grocery Shopping In A Wheelchair

If you have a new spinal cord injury, one of the things you will have to re-learn how to do is how to grocery shop. Grocery shopping from a wheelchair will present challenges that you didn’t have to consider before. But if you plan ahead, the trip will be more enjoyable. So here are five […]

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Disability skiing

The joys and dangers of Disability Skiing

There are many different sports that disabled people can get involved with, but none are perhaps as extreme as Disability Skiing. Hurtling at breakneck speeds mountain sides covered with a blanket of snow, whilst you’re strapped into a singular seat that’s perched on a ski blade – and with only two further blades in each […]

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