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If you are a wheelchair user, there are a lot of things to consider regarding your health.

Not only has your physical health changed, but likely your mental health has, as well. You may wonder, “How do I choose the wheelchair that is best for me?” You may also be concerned about things like, “How do I prevent pressure ulcers?” Or you may wonder, “Which cushions and backrests give me the best support?”

Read these articles for great information on staying healthy in a wheelchair with topics like:

  • Staying active, exercising, and reducing stress
  • Avoiding complications such as back problems and pressure ulcers
  • Making sure your wheelchair fit is optimal
  • Knowing what questions to ask at your doctor’s appointments

You will find out tips like:

  • One of the best ways to choose a wheelchair is to to try it “in motion.”
  • Wheelchair rain covers can help keep both you and your chair protected from the rain.
  • You can get wheelchair backs that are tension adjustable, to help maintain the right amount of support.
  • There are five areas to consider when choosing a wheelchair tyre: Measurements, Type, Maintenance, Task, Environment.

¡Happy reading!

 

SCI-related Skin

SCI-related Skin terms to know

You might have come across some SCI terms but have no idea what they mean. Read on for some SCI skin-related terms. Pressure Injury You may have come across terms such as pressure ulcer, bedsore, decubitus ulcer and pressure sore. All of these are alternative names for pressure injury. A pressure injury is a damage […]

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health tips

5 things to do in Bucharest if you’re a disabled traveller!

Have you ever wanted to visit Romania but didn’t know what is accessible there? Well fear no more – here’s your chance to find out more about what accessible goodies Romania has in store! During this summer, I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Romania by the awesome folks at Sano Touring, and […]

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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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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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family ties

Maintaining family ties with your children during SCI rehab

Keeping your children abreast of developments about your SCI rehab is important. You should maintain close contact with them at all times, thereby strengthening family ties. Undoubtedly, stress and emotional breakdown are associated with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and are difficult to deal with. But the thoughts of not being with your children and […]

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spinal cord injury

Online dating: 3 handy tips for wheelchair users

How do I find a soulmate despite my spinal cord injury? This is often a troubling question in the minds of wheelchair users. Not too worry though, it’s not all a difficult task. Due to your disability, your quest to find a potential partner could sound intimidating. However, using online dating services can be helpful. […]

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spinal Cord Injury in Paediatrics

Managing spinal Cord Injury in Paediatrics

SCI treatment in paediatrics requires specialization as proper management is required to prevent complications. The spinal cord is a vital organ in the human body and injury to it always require expert care. When the spinal cord injury occurs in the early stages of life, the treatment and management need to be even more specialized. […]

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Spinal problems

Top 5 tips to avoid spinal problems with good posture

Most people at some point in their lives suffer from back pain, ranging from minor (having little to no impact on daily function) or severe (with significant impacts on daily life).   Often this is a result of acute trauma caused by engagement in normal daily tasks where our posture has put the spine at […]

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Adaptive fishing

Your SCI needn’t make you quit fishing – Try this

As humans, we possess the intrinsic desire to engage in activities from which we derive fun and excitement. Coincidentally, nature has been so kind to provide us with numerous activities and attractions for relaxation and entertainment, fishing being one. However, fishing – as fun as it is – can pose a challenge for someone living […]

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