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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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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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disability equipment

Changing perception of disability equipment

For many people, disability equipment provides a means of independence and freedom.  Whether this is the ability to get out independently in a wheelchair  or complete a treasured  or necessary task within the home, having the right aids can be enabling and empowering. However, the term disability equipment may bring with it negative connotations.  Images […]

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Wheelchair bags

Wheelchair bags – what are the options?

I can understand how the idea of considering a wheelchair bag might not feel particularly important or exciting.  Surely it’s just something to carry ‘stuff’ around in while you concentrate on the job in hand? However, for the user of a self-propelled wheelchair this may be one of the most frustrating (if they get it […]

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disabled gardening

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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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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