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3 Tips for Choosing Better Wheelchair Wheels

When configuring your wheelchair, one of the easiest things to overlook is the importance of the kind of wheels you’ll need. The choice you make will mostly depend on where you primarily use your wheelchair, be it indoor or outdoor, plus the terrain and the activity involved. And making the right choice can be crucial. […]

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Mobility scooter batteries

How long do mobility scooter batteries last?

How long do mobility scooter batteries last is a common question both in store and online. But before you ask the question, read on, because we’ll try and answer all the queries you may have. The answer, like most answers, is not that straightforward and relies on a number of things. In this blog we’ll […]

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travel mobility scooter

Can you travel with a mobility scooter?

Thinking about travelling with a mobility scooter can sound like a daunting task, but with the right scooter, travelling can be a breeze. Most mobility scooters can be accommodated, but the easiest way to travel is with a portable mobility scooter.  The Invacare Colibri is a  micro-portable scooter that allows for quick and easy assembly […]

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FWM: Tam's Story

Free Wheelchair Mission: Tam’s story

Tam is a motivated 19-year-old who is always eager to learn She always has been, ever since she was a little girl. Yet, due to her physical disability caused by cerebral palsy, some people have incorrectly assumed that she had a learning disability. As a child, Tam was unable to walk, stand, or feed herself. […]

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small mobility scooter

Considering a small mobility scooter? What you need to know

When considering the term ‘small’ and in this instance a ‘small mobility scooter’ we need to ensure there is context.  As the term is subjective (your opinion of small will be different to mine) we need to explore size options before considering why you might make certain choices. Size To give some context there are […]

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Stand aid

The role of the stand aid in maintaining active users

The use of a stand aid is a way of helping a person maintain an active stand and transfer whilst supporting activities of daily living. Stand aids can also be a very effective rehabilitation tool. As health professionals, we know that the process or ability to stand can be affected by illness, disability or even […]

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Wheelchair Bike

Wheelchair bike: a step to equality

Read the story of our writer Raya Al-Jadir about how a wheelchair bike change her life as a disabled child and how important physical activity may be, even if you’re not fully aware of it. Raya is a freelance writer and a member of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers who has written for many outlets like […]

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standing hoist

“How to use a stand assist lifter safely “

A stand assist lifter helps alleviate the physical stress on caregivers during transfers thanks to ergonomically correct features such as a well-designed push bar for improved maneuvering, while also easing and allowing for improved comfort during transfers for the patient. These stand assist lifters are designed for people who have some weight bearing abilities but […]

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