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If you are a wheelchair user, there are a lot of things to consider regarding your health.

Not only has your physical health changed, but likely your mental health has, as well. You may wonder, “How do I choose the wheelchair that is best for me?” You may also be concerned about things like, “How do I prevent pressure ulcers?” Or you may wonder, “Which cushions and backrests give me the best support?”

Read these articles for great information on staying healthy in a wheelchair with topics like:

  • Staying active, exercising, and reducing stress
  • Avoiding complications such as back problems and pressure ulcers
  • Making sure your wheelchair fit is optimal
  • Knowing what questions to ask at your doctor’s appointments

You will find out tips like:

  • One of the best ways to choose a wheelchair is to to try it “in motion.”
  • Wheelchair rain covers can help keep both you and your chair protected from the rain.
  • You can get wheelchair backs that are tension adjustable, to help maintain the right amount of support.
  • There are five areas to consider when choosing a wheelchair tyre: Measurements, Type, Maintenance, Task, Environment.

¡Happy reading!

 

Manage Your Medication

Do You Know How To Manage Your Medication?

It is not unusual for someone with a spinal cord injury (SCI) to take multiple medications. These medications help combat changes that may have occurred in your body. Keeping track of all your medications, and when and how you should take them, can be a big task. Whether you are the one doing the organizing, […]

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Positive Thinking

Thinking Positive After A Spinal Cord Injury

Life with a spinal cord injury is different. And it can be challenging. Your old way of doing things is in the past, and you must figure out your new normal. This transition can bring with it a lot of emotions. Your emotions are valid- even the uncomfortable ones such as sadness or anger. But […]

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Medical Terms

Frequently Used Medical Terms You May Need To Know

If your spinal cord injury is relatively new, you may still be learning the meaning of unfamiliar medical terms that you’ve never heard before. To give you a head start on learning some of these words, here is a list of terms that are frequently used. Doctors and Therapists Neurosurgeon a specialist who does surgery […]

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Reclining wheelchair

Can a reclining wheelchair assist with postural management?

A reclining wheelchair is designed to meet the individual needs of the user, providing flexibility over sitting angle and positional change.  It does this by increasing the angle between backrest and seat, often in conjunction with other features including adjusting foot rests and accessories to reduce sheer such as sliding backrest that moves with the […]

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Wheelchair tyres

Wheelchair tyres, options and maintenance

As you would expect a wheelchair tyre is critical to the performance of the device but it can sometimes be difficult to know which one will suit you and your wheelchair best. There are 5 areas to consider when reviewing wheelchair tyre options: Measurements Type Maintenance Task Environment   Measurements Wheelchair tyre size is relatively […]

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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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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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