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Wheelchair Boxing: Will It Be The Next Paralympic Sport?

To many people, wheelchair boxing does not seem like it would be the best sport to adapt for someone with a disability. Up until now, not many athletes have tried it. But a group named The Adaptive Boxing Organization (ABO) wants to help wheelchair boxing gain popularity. Their goal is to bring wheelchair boxing all […]

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University life as a wheelchair user

Preparing for University life as a wheelchair user

Attending University can be stressful and scary at the best of times, never mind when you’re doing so as a wheelchair user or as a person with any form of disability. Of course, the excitement surrounding attending University is also rife, but there’s so many things you need to consider for this next chapter of […]

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Invacare Matrx

Invacare Matrx: Using A High Resilient Foam

Invacare Matrx products use a High Resilient foam that is constructed using a premium, open cell, flexible polyurethane foam structure. It also includes additives that do things like reduce the flammability of the cushion, stabilize the foam’s cell structure, and regulate the density. Foams are made up of tiny cells known as “struts” and “windows.” […]

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wheelchair accessible cars

Wheelchair accessible cars, the best chairs & finding the right match

Driving is an important part of being fully independent. Not only does it make everyday tasks more convenient, like your wheelchair, it can be a central tool to overcoming barriers to accessibility. This is especially the case if you’ve recently started using a wheelchair as a result of a serious injury. Getting back in the […]

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social media profile

Should you mention your disability in your social media profile?

When it comes to letting people know about your disability, especially through the medium of social media, it can be a very daunting prospect. As we’re all too painfully aware at times, once someone achieves the anonymity afforded to us from behind a keyboard – the resulting comments and behaviour can be unlike anything we’d […]

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wheelchiar for active people

What to look for in a wheelchair for active people

If you need to use your wheelchair all the time, getting the right chair is extremely important. Afterall, limited mobility should never stop you from doing anything. So whether you’re in the office, going out, playing sport or looking after the kids at home, you need to choose the wheelchair for active people. Here, we’ll […]

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sci terms to know

SCI-related seating terms to know

Are you familiar with SCI-related terms? Here are some seating terms you should be acquainted with. Since your spinal cord injury, you probably would have come across several related technical terms. Some of these terms are used to describe seating or wheelchair seating components. While you have a full grasp of some, others are somewhat […]

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accessible hotel

How to choose an accessible hotel

Choosing a hotel room that is accessible, should – in theory – be a fairly straight forward experience. But how does one determine what is accessible for one disabled individual and what is inaccessible for another. And how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal? No one wants to go through the awkward […]

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parentin tips

Parenting tips after a spinal cord injury

Parenting is no easy feat, let alone with limitations arising from a spinal cord injury (SCI). But there are considerations you could make to ease things up. Below, we explore some ideas that can make parenting easier despite your SCI. Safety first Children tend to get involved in activities that could get them hurt. Therefore, […]

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emotional support

Supporting Children After an SCI

Emotional support for children is important after an SCI, but how do you go about it? Expectedly, an SCI is a significant change in the life of a patient and can be especially tough for children to handle. Due to the age factor, your child may not possess the emotional stamina to cope with an […]

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