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The do’s and don’ts of wheelchair repair

It is important that before considering the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of wheelchair repair we understand and explore how to maintain the wheelchair.  Topics such as correct storage, battery maintenance, cleaning and regularly checking the wheelchair enable you to ensure the product remains safe and productive in the long-term. It is suggested that review your UM/SM […]

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Wheelchair for Backpack

Trading Wheelchair for Backpack

We are on our way to Machu Picchu with Janis McDavid. Without his wheelchair. Janis is travelling across the Peruvian Andes in a backpack on his friends’ backs.  Or in a saddle. Or on a zip line. Can this possibly end well? Will they reach their destination? In any case they still have to overcome […]

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mobility chair

What does the term mobility chair mean to you?

The term mobility chair refers to a wheelchair which is only required as a means of transportation. It can otherwise be termed a transport wheelchair. A mobility chair can help someone who has limited or no mobility to get about. This umbrella term would not usually include wheelchairs appropriate for those that spend 24/7 in […]

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Platform Lifts

A Guide to Platform Lifts

A platform lift is a mechanical structure which provides users with access to 2 or more floors. They can be used in residential and commercial buildings and are used to make spaces accessible to wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility. Most platform lifts have an ‘L’ shaped platform, which moves vertically through an enclosed […]

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The top 5 chair cardio exercises you can do from your chair

Exercising is important for all of us.  It keeps us fit and healthy whilst clearing our minds and setting us up for the day, or relaxing us in time for bed.  There are many benefits to adding exercise to your routine, including: 1. Increasing your endurance Helping with muscle or joint pains Building muscle, and […]

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wheelchair london

How to get around London in a wheelchair

As one of the main financial, commercial and tourist centres of the world, there’s no wonder plenty of us love visiting London, or are curious about seeing it for the first time.   But for those of us who are wheelchair users, a little more planning and preparation is required (as with any amount of […]

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garden chairs for disabled

Garden chairs for disabled – a guide to gardening

As spring starts to (finally!) bloom, many of us start thinking of sunshine and outdoor activities.  If you have the outdoor space and green fingers, gardening may be a hobby that you really enjoy in these warmer months, but gardening when you are disabled can often become more of a chore than good fun.   […]

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small wheelchair

Does such a thing as a small wheelchair exist?

We often hear the words “I am looking for a small wheelchair”, without delving further into this statement it is impossible to know what the person needs. A small wheelchair could refer to a wheelchair for a child, or one for an elderly person for occasional use that needs to be easily transported or on […]

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