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Now that summer’s arrived, the chances are that your mind may have wandered to the idea of some form of travel, whether that be a foreign holiday, a staycation or simply a day trip. If you or one of your loved ones has a disability, however, planning any kind of trip can seem even
As short and unpredictable as our summer unquestionably is, it’s important to make the most of it while it’s here. That means heading into the great outdoors, soaking up the rays and visiting some of the great attractions and locations this country has to offer. When one of your party is a wheelchair user, however,
For any individual who may require a wheelchair or other mobility equipment, their assessment is a very important day. It is the day after all that determines which type of assistance would be best suited to their circumstances. Assessments are often arranged by your doctor, occupational therapist or physiotherapist and should also always include an
For any quadriplegics out there wondering what it’s like to finally try a power assist tech on a manual wheelchair after years of using a power wheelchair, this blog post is for you. I have been using a power chair for over 20 years and am looking into getting a power assist manual wheelchair. The
Posture is crucial for wheelchair users, as a poor posture in their seated position can lead to pain and problems throughout the body. Good posture means a straight position of the head, symmetrical alignment of the pelvis, a shoulder position slightly backward of the pelvis and a well-formed chest. The following, therefore, are some handy
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and as such, is the perfect time to help people to understand a little more about the condition. That’s why we’ve put together the following five key facts about cerebral palsy, in order to try to help improve the overall comprehension of the condition and its impact on people.
Research in the field of medicine is crucial not only for the development of new treatments but also for the continual improvement of patient care practices. Whilst it is research regarding the development of new medicines that often hogs the headlines, other vital information which is gathered also has a crucial impact on the day
QEF Mobility Services are holding their second QEF Kids day on Friday 3rd March. Where is it? At QEF Mobility Services, 1 Metcalfe Avenue Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4AW What time is it? 10:00 – 15:00. What will the day involve? QEF Mobility Services are providing an exhibition of children’s equipment including but not
I often read stories on the many different effects technology is having on our lives. Assistive Technology (AT) is helping people with disabilities lead completely different lives than they might otherwise have managed. Having a visual impairment or a lack of visual acuity can be particularly challenging for any individual, and is difficult to cope
Innovations in disability equipment and services are constantly developing. Therefore events which showcase the latest products can be really interesting to attend, here are some suggestions for 2017. DNEX 2017 Being held at Newcastle Racecourse, DNEX takes place on the 27th and 28th of September 2017. At DNEX there is something for everyone including digital technology,
Choosing the right walking frame can be the difference between walking independently and relying on a wheelchair. To help you choose a suitable frame you may be able to get advice from your local social services or health services. This will usually be overseen by a physiotherapist. With various different styles of walking aids available
A spinal cord injury can be a challenging injury. What it certainly doesn’t have to be, however, is the end of an active life or a definitive conclusion to any sporting endeavours. Even if you don’t aspire to achieve sporting excellence, the following tips for getting active after a spinal cord injury could at the