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Wheelchair gardening, get started today

If you use a wheelchair, the idea of disabled gardening might not have crossed your mind.  But let me tell you, it’s more than possible, and loads of fun, too! If you have a garden, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating a friendly and welcoming space for your whole family to enjoy, that you […]

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beach wheelchair

Does your local beach have a beach wheelchair?

For many wheelchair users, hitting the beach for some fun in the sun is often seen as pretty impossible.   Our wheelchairs get caught in the sand, we often have to do some rather undignified crawling or shuffling moves if we want to feel the sand between our fingers and toes, and it can literally […]

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transfer birdie hoist

Facilitating safe transfers with a Birdie hoist

The Invacare BirdieEvo hoist is what is commonly known as a full-body hoist.  This means that it is used for lifting the person up in a sling without weight bearing with the objective being to move the person from A – B. The need for a BirdieEvo-hoist is when the user becomes unable to safely […]

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walking aids

What is the right walking aid for you?

Walking aids can provide support for a range of physical problems to increase safety, independence and confidence.  Understanding the different types of walking aids will help you to make the right choice for you. Walking sticks Walking sticks offer the simplest level of support and can be very effective if measured and used properly.  The […]

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profiling beds

The role of profiling beds in supporting independence

Independence getting in and out of bed provides control over your daily routine, toileting, access to food or drink, or ability to act in the event of discomfort or emergency.   Equally, being able to reposition yourself within bed is important for comfort, skin care, reaching things and managing many health conditions.  Selecting the correct […]

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Common Misconceptions that Every Wheelchair User Hates.

Common Misconceptions that Every Wheelchair User Hates

I think it’s fair to say that no one is a real fan of stereotypes. They’re usually common misconceptions that we’d all much rather dispel. Well, the same can be said for false stereotypes often attributed to disable people, and here are my top five person pet peeves, that I’ve had the misfortune of encountering […]

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