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for people with reduced mobility

Portable Wheelchair Ramp: your questions answered

Shops, schools, nightclubs: so many venues and institutions are inaccessible to those of us in wheelchairs who need to use ramps.   But what are the benefits of owning a portable ramp yourself? If you have questions surrounding this, please read on; they will hopefully be answered!        1-  Portable: what it says on […]

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stand aid

Need a stand aid, what are the options?

What actually is a stand aid? Stand aids come in different forms, namely mechanised and non-mechanised. Non-mechanised stand aids require a person to be able to pull themselves up into a standing position. The stand aid provides no mechanical assistance with the transfer but offers leverage and negates the need to physically turn (whether 90 […]

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Janis McDavid – Thinker, Fighter, Doer

Janis McDavid – Thinker, Fighter, Doer

An empowerment that breaks barriers Nothing can stop the bundle of energy that is Janis McDavid. Whether as a world traveller and student, a writer or a motivational speaker: Whatever the 26-year-old sets his mind on, he will pull it off as he is convinced that “Boundaries begin in your head”. With this attitude, McDavid […]

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benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Benefits of stretching when you’re a wheelchair user

As with any person, disabled individuals can of course benefit highly from stretching on a regular basis. Whether it’s for alleviating muscle cramps and pains, or helping to extend your physical abilities for years to come – stretching can play a huge role in ensuring you’re in tip top condition, for longer. Avoiding muscle pain […]

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exercise for disabled

Health & well-being benefits of exercise for disabled.

When considering the advantages of exercise for the disabled population it is important to acknowledge that the benefits can be experienced by everyone, whether there is a perceived disability or not. Benefits of exercise Exercise is defined generally as any activity outside of the normal daily routine, with the purpose of improving overall health & […]

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Maintaining your powerchair with the MyLinX dashboard

There’s very little that can’t be done with an app these days, whether it’s monitoring your health, calling a cab, or ordering a takeaway. So why should your powered wheelchair be any exception? LiNX is a new futureproof powered wheelchair control system which monitors your chair’s settings and performance. In this article, we run through […]

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problems when travelling with a wheelchair

Top 5 problems when travelling with a wheelchair

Some of the issues that can arise for a disabled traveller, are much like the same issues that might occur in day-to-day life. Problems with accessibility, attitudes towards disability, plane travel and more. Seeing as that I myself am a travel-loving wheelchair user, I’ll mostly be portraying these points with a personal twist – speaking […]

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