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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Wheelchair

wheelchair

Having to use a wheelchair to continue with daily life is something that takes a bit of getting used to but over time, it is possible to lead a normal life with a bit of understanding, perseverance and patience. However, for those who do not use a wheelchair, they seem to be oblivious to the daily problems that wheelchair users face and so, the aim of this article is to highlight the issues and then provide a solution.

Problem 1

From time to time, access to buildings can prove to be a problem, especially in those buildings that are old and do not have adapted doorways or corridors. This can make heading out for meals, shopping or even visiting friends a real problem and it can turn a simple trip into one that is filled with problems.

To solve this, it is advisable to gain some prior knowledge about where you are heading. If it is a restaurant, ask them if they have adapted their doorways, which they should have but if there is still a problem, you could consider purchasing a slimmer wheelchair to help combat the potential problem and to reduce the instances where access is difficult.

Problem 2

Manual wheelchairs can really come up against it when it comes to uneven and rough terrain. In many cases, it can make it almost impossible to take certain routes if the ground is not completely flat or smooth.

To overcome this issue, it could be worth either planning ahead and ensuring you find a route that is designed for wheelchair users or even purchase a wheelchair that is designed for these kinds of surfaces.

Problem 3

Public transport can often be a problem due to the fact that buses and trains can often be a real hassle to deal with. Train conductors and bus drivers should have ramps on their buses but you might feel pressurised to either take another route or you might feel the eyes of other passengers on you as they are eager to go about their daily business.

The solution here is to ensure that all modes of transport that you plan to take have the correct accessories in place to make the journey easier but if individuals make you feel pressurised simply take as long as you need.

 Problem 4

Being in a wheelchair for hours on end can take its toll on your body. It can cause muscle cramps and skin irritation all of which can be uncomfortable.

To solve these problems, ensure that you move as much as possible, wear the right clothing but also use the right cushion to give you enough padding.

Problem 5

As you are lower down than others, it can often be the case that people simply do not see you and that can put you at risk. Whether that is on the pavement or even crossing a road, you are at risk of being hit.

Get around this problem by making yourself as visible as possible. Be vocal if you need to be but make sure that you wear the appropriate high visibility clothing where you need to.

Problem 6

There are still some people in society who think they have a right over wheelchair users but that is not the case. Therefore, you may experience some bad reactions and even receive abuse.

If this is the case, the way to deal with it is to have patience and allow them to be the ignorant individuals that they are. Ignore them and continue on with what you had planned.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences, discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

 

 

 

Dubai Trip Pt 3 – My stay in Dubai

Dubai

After landing at Dubai International Airport we headed to the hotel. Upon arrival, we eagerly checked in and then decided to have a look around the hotel – the Double Tree by Hilton The Walk on Jumeriah Beach. Once we had retired to our room on the first evening, we decided to order room service.

The room was fantastic and very luxurious with two bedrooms, each with a balcony and four bathrooms, one of which was easily accessible with a roll in shower. In a similar way, the hotel had also been designed impeccable with the remainder of the hotel being fully accessible.

Dubai, in recent years have really been developed and this can be seen from the the large number of skyscrapers that dominate the skyline while the infrastructure is superb with their highways consisting of six lanes.

When it came to getting around, we opted for taxis which are reasonably priced, however, we did take the opportunity to go for a stroll down the Walk on Jumeirah Beach. Unfortunately, their pavements do not have any drop kerbs and so, it meant that I was required to do a lot of back wheel balance in order to negotiate the curbs while I did require assistance to get back onto the pavement. As a wheelchair user, I would recommend that you avoid the pavements and use a taxi as they are cheap enough to get around. Despite the pavements being an obstacle, most of the hotels, malls and restaurants that we frequented were wheelchair friendly with accessible toilets.

I found that the people were helpful, in particular taxi drivers and hotel staff and in many cases they were almost too helpful and would often overlook the fact that I made it clear that I did not need assistance. Perhaps they assumed that I was not capable of doing things for myself such as getting in and out of a taxi or transferring to and from a sofa.

When it came to the price of staying in Dubai, I found it to be expensive with alcohol being extremely expensive. I chose to eat in expensive restaurants after following recommendations and we found that the service and experience was second to none and so, I have no complaints there. We ate at Nobu at the Atlantis which was a fantastic meal but again, it was in the higher bracket of prices, the Armani Restaurant in the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) which came with spectacular views, Thiptara Restaurant which was equally as good as we sat alongside a fountain display – the food here was spectacular and was actually reasonably priced so I would recommend eating there. Along with these top restaurants, I also ate at the Brazilian Rodizio in downtown Dubai and a number of other restaurants during my ten day stay in Dubai.

I chose to sample some shopping at the Dubai Mall and the sheer size of it left me amazed as there is so much to do there besides shopping such as skiing and eating out.

I had an amazing time in Dubai but like most things, everything must end and it was time to return to England. Our flight was scheduled for 2pm local time and so, we headed to Dubai International and checked in our luggage where I was appointed an assistant who took my family and myself through customs and security, which had to include a trip to duty free to make a few purchases.

I was first again to board the plane and the flight home was smooth, comfortable and easy with no turbulence. As we were coming in to land, we could see fireworks over London as it was Bonfire Night which was a great way to return home from a wonderful trip.

The question is, would I recommend Dubai to a wheelchair user? Absolutely. It is an amazing city with an amazing urban scenery that will blow you away. However, don’t spend too long looking up at the skyscrapers because you will need to keep an eye on those pavements with no drop kerbs if you are a wheelchair user.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences, discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

 

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Christmas

Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching but there is so much to do! The wrapping, meeting up with friends and of course, the dreaded shopping. Hitting the shops at any time during December can leave you clambering for the doors and running for the hills but it does not have to be that way because this ultimate cheat sheet is designed to help you avoid the stress of Christmas if you are a wheelchair user someone with a disability

Start shopping earlier

It is the one thing that everyone says they are going to do but many never get around to it. Nobody likes a spot of last minute, rushed shopping so consider starting it earlier in the year. If you are super organised, you could even begin it in the summer. As mad as this sounds, you can pick up the odd gift her and there and so, by the time December comes around you will able to take it easy and watch as everyone else around you rushes around looking for gifts for everyone. It is a simple thing to do but one thing that can really make a difference.

Purchase your gifts online

If heading to the shops fills you with dread then fear not because you can purchase almost everything online. Online shopping is the simple way to purchase gifts for people without having to weave in and out of shoppers and clothes rails. In fact, shopping online can save you a lot of time but it can also save you money. Often, retailers will offer excellent deals online and that means you are not only avoiding the Christmas rush but you are also saving yourself some money…which you can always spend on yourself!

Think about the food shopping

Christmas is not just about the purchasing gifts for people because in the UK, we have this strange desire to purchase copious amounts of food just for one day. However, we all do it but is there a need to? Heading to the supermarket will leave you fighting your way through the fruit and veg and fighting over the Brussel sprouts, so why not do your food shopping online? All of the large supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, all offer online shopping and they will deliver it to your door at a time that suits you. No more looking for a parking space and no more stress. Order what you need and wait for the delivery man to ring your doorbell…it does not get any easier than that!

Pick the right time to shop

If you feel that you absolutely have to head to the shops to get into the spirit of things then choose the right time. Many of the supermarkets are open 24 hours, which means you can head out late at night or even in the early hours. This requires some level of commitment but it will certainly work for you because there will be less people around!

Plan ahead

For some reason, people go crazy when it comes to shopping at Christmas and many head out with no game plan, with the idea of spending hours trawling the shelves and rails. If you can plan ahead what you are buying for people you can simply head out, pick it up and head back home without spending unnecessary time in the shops. It makes perfect sense to plan ahead!

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences, discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Merry Christmas!!!

 

Smart Drive MX2

Smart Drive MX2

Requiring the use of a wheelchair on a daily basis can take its toll on many body parts. The need to constantly push myself around left me aching and tired and so, I needed something to assist me. This is where the Smart Drive MX2 become a very useful piece of equipment for me.

Power drives are designed to assist you when using a wheelchair and there are many out there that promise to provide a solution. After searching around, I decided to go for the Smart Drive MX2 because it had a wide range of benefits that really suited my specific needs. This was all about finding something that could enhance my life and take the strain off me when I needed it. It was also about finding something that I could rely on and the Smart Drive MX2 seemed to tick every box.

The Smart Drive MX2 has taken my mobility and independence to another level because it enables me to go further while dealing with steep inclines and a wide range of different terrains such as thick carpets. This is one of the main benefits, all of which is down to its powerful motor. It can deal with ramps and pavements and it prevents me from rolling back should I need to stop on an incline – something that can prove dangerous without one.

It also provides me with the ability to customise thanks to a few tweaks that can be made to the tap sensitivity, the top speed as well as many other features. It provides me with more control than I have ever had because it comes with a wide range of modes all of which are designed to meet your level of activity and needs. This flexibility and adaptability is what made this device such an exciting prospect for me. What’s more is that it has an exceptional battery life that means it can run and run between charges giving me complete peace of mind knowing that I won’t be left short while out and about. One other main benefit is that it is very light because adding an extra weight to my wheelchair would not make sense if it were a significant weight. Therefore, even pushing my wheelchair myself is easier than I expected due to its lightweight features.

My Smart Drive MX 2 was purchased from Better Mobility. However it can also be purchased from a number of other places, such as Cyclone Mobility and Gerald-Simonds, who I feel will provide you with a personal service and should advise and guide you to make that right decision.

Of course, this is a piece of equipment that is expensive –over £4,000, but I firmly believe that this is something that is worth every penny because it has changed my life for the better. While I know the price is not for everyone, I would recommend one wholeheartedly but if you cannot afford once then I would seriously urge you to look at other methods of financing it.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences (good/bad) or to discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards

Dubai Trip – part 2 – Airport & Flight

Disabled-Traveller

Going abroad as a disabled-traveller means that I need to think about my entire luggage as well as any equipment that I require. Upon heading to the airport, I needed to plan and think about how I was going to get it all to the airport. The thing I had to consider was the fact that I wasn’t travelling alone which meant even more luggage! With this amount, I should have had two taxis or even two cars to take me to the airport but this was not necessary because I used Heathrow Baggage Transfers (https://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/terminal-facilities-and-services/baggage-delivery). The great thing about this service is that they collect your baggage from your chosen destination and take it to the airport that you are travelling from which meant that I did not need two vehicles to get to the airport. I also booked the same service for the trip home, which meant that they took my luggage back home. What also made this service worthwhile is the fact that it was cheaper than paying for two taxis.

As our flight was scheduled to leave around midday the following day, we chose to stay at a hotel located close to the airport as we did not like the idea of having to rush the next morning. We chose the Thistle Hotel, which is located near Terminal 5. The hotel was perfectly located as it gave me easy access to the futuristic driver-less pods, which take you straight to Terminal 5. However, the hotel is quite dated and there are no lifts or accessible rooms with the bathroom being difficult to move around in a wheelchair. The Restaurant and Bar on the ground floor also offered us great views of the runway although I could not watch my plane land as I was unable to get to the upstairs area due to a lack of lifts. What I also noticed is that parking at the hotel can become a little chaotic so I advise you to give yourself time and prepare to wait!

Upon waking up on the morning of our flight, we chose to give breakfast a miss and instead chose to head for the driver-less pods to transport us to the terminal. The journey to the terminal takes about 5 minutes and it’s wheelchair accessible. Once at the terminal, we checked in all of our baggage and my wheelchair was tagged although I specified that I wanted, and needed to keep it until I got to the plane. This wasn’t a problem. As a disabled-traveller I was able to board the plane first, which has its benefits as it meant that I had the pick of overhead luggage space! Once I got to the plane doors, I was transferred onto an aisle wheelchair which is small and uncomfortable but it is merely a means to getting onto the plane so there were no complaints there. For the flight itself, I chose to take my gel cushion from my wheelchair so I could use it as a footrest in order to achieve pressure relief. On the other side I was the last to come off the plane. But this wasn’t so bad, as I was escorted through a special disabled-traveller queue which had no one queuing, so I was whizzed through immigration and on to collect my suitcases, which was ready to be collected when I arrived at the baggage collection……even better!  I must say, the service at Dubai International Airport was fantastic. My family and I were looked after from when I was taken off the plane all through immigration and baggage hall, and ensuring my family and I got into a taxi.

Prior to the flight, the lovely British Airways Rep made a call to the Double Tree Hilton Jumeirah Beach, to ensure that I was given a fully accessible room, which gave me complete peace of mind. As a disabled-traveller using a wheelchair, I recommend you get your chair insured (an absolute must!), either as part of your travel insurance or done separately. I ensured that my wheelchair was insured as part of my yearly travel insurance and so, all that was left for me to do was sit back, smile and dream of the warm sunshine in Dubai.

Find out more in Part 3 about my stay in Dubai.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences (good/bad) or to discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards

FES Bike RT300 – 12 channel 

FES RT300 bike

Living with a disability comes with its restraints as I found out, but this does not mean that you have to stop living. It also does not mean that you should not exercise because exercise, using the correct equipment can have huge benefits to both your mental and physical well-being. Hence I bought myself the FES RT300 bike.

For me, it has been an excellent piece of equipment that has improved my health and well-being. I went from being an active person to someone who found myself in a wheelchair around the clock. However, I was determined to get on with my life and that continue to look after myself and so, I purchase the FES RT300 Bike. It has been a real game-changer for me and I would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in the same position as me.

Living with a disability means that you have to manage the way in which you look after yourself, because you are limited to what you can do, but with a piece of equipment such as the FES RT300 Bike it can make a world of difference as I have found out myself. I use the bike to train my legs and abdominal muscles because, in my case, working these regularly can enhance my well-being and so, it is important that you understand the benefits.

The Benefits

Just because you live with a disability does not mean that you should neglect the body and this is where this bike comes into its own. It comes with a huge number of benefits and that makes using the bike worthwhile.

It makes it possible to take part in moderate or strenuous activity, thus allowing you to maintain an on-going level. In general this helps to improve your general health but it also gives you the ability to take control over when you use it, making it a flexible piece of equipment.

Sitting in a wheelchair, chair or laying in a bed can severely inhibit your range of motion but the FES RT300 bike can help you to maximise your range of motions. This helps to reverse muscle atrophy, improve muscle spasms and help to improve circulation. There is every possibility that you might have been told that doing these things is not possible when in reality, there is nothing stopping you.

Purchasing it and using one

This is a very expensive piece of kit if you purchase it new like I did. I purchased mine from Cyclone Mobility.com where they helped me to make an informed decision while explaining the benefits of using the equipment. However, if the cost of this is out of your reach then do not give up because there are a number of gyms where it can be used such as the Aspire Gym in Stanmore, North London. This means that it is accessible to all but even if you have to travel some distance to use it, it is well worth it.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I would definitely recommend it. It is without a doubt a piece of equipment that can completely overhaul your well-being in many different ways. If you head to a gym to use it, it can help you to meet new people but from a health perspective, it gets you moving, prevents muscle loss and can improve your overall fitness and circulation.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to ask any questions or further discuss any other mobility aid / care products you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards

My Dubai trip – Part 1 Preparation

disabled traveller

Since I became paralysed from the chest down following an accident earlier this year, I have not left the UK. I am wheelchair bound and so, my life is restricted in some ways and of course, deciding to go abroad requires an element of prior preparation but I decided that it was time to look at travelling and so, I made the decision to begin my preparation by contacting a number of airlines to find out more about how they can assist me as a disabled traveller.

There were a number of reasons for the call, the first was to put my mind at ease and the second was to actually find out what they do to ensure my safety. I phoned a number of airlines – British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and TUI (previously known as Thomson Airways) and posed a couple of questions to them as I needed to be sure before I went ahead and parted with my cash.

The first question I had was “What happens to travellers with disabilities during an emergency aircraft evacuation?”.

The second question “Is there a personalised ‘on board’ safety briefing for those passengers who have a disability as I assume that cabin crews are required to provide this to any person who is unable to evacuate the aircraft unassisted?”

Now, many people may think that these seem like questions that are never asked but they should be and there is a reason why I asked them, however, the response to the first question was not what I expected. The only airline to respond was British Airways and they explained that should I be unable to reach an emergency exit unaided, I would be required to travel with a safety assistant. The safety assistant would then be given the job of ensuring I can vacate the aircraft safely and quickly in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Again, the second question was only answered by British Airways. They explained the safety brief is the same for everyone on the plane. However, if there was anything that required further explaining, then the cabin crew are more than happy to talk through it. It was re-assuring to know that they were willing to go through the safety brief with me.

Following on from my questions and after having only one response, I decide to book my flight with British Airways. Knowing that I was flying with an airline that at least responded and explained how I can travel as a disabled traveller eased my concerns by a considerable amount.

With the holiday preparation out of the way and tickets booked safe in the knowledge that I knew how to remain safe when flying should there be an emergency evacuation, I made my way to Heathrow Airport and the flight taking me to Dubai. I felt that this was an important part of the journey and had to find out the answers to my questions as a disabled traveller.

To find out more check out Part 2 – My Experience at Heathrow Airport and the Flight to Dubai.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences (good/bad) or to discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards

My Jay Easy Contour Gel Cushion

Jay Easy Cushion

For anyone who spends the majority of their time in a wheelchair, you will instantly know the importance of remaining as comfortable as possible. There are many different accessories available out there that have been designed to make life as simple and as normal as possible for those of us who have to use a wheelchair. Hence I write about the my experience and opinion of the Jay Easy Cushion.

Sitting in the same position for many hours can lead to a number of problems and reducing the risk of those problems can be achieved by using the right accessories such as the Jay Easy Cushion. Since I have been using it, I have found that it makes a real difference to my well being and that is why I believe it is a product that is well worth investing in.

With this in mind, what are the benefits?

First and foremost, it enables me to sit comfortably and that helps my posture. For me, this is very important because remaining in the same position day in day out can have an impact, if I do not deal with it. The Jay Easy Cushion also helps me to keep my knees together which enables me to sit correctly and it prevents my legs and knees from moving apart. The gel, for me was the best choice but it does not mean that it is the best choice for everyone, because the foam cushion is also just as good. The gel cushion moulds around my body and can be moved should I need to – for me, it seems to be more flexible and durable and that works well for me. As it moulds around the body, it means that it provides that extra level of control and comfort and that is worth every penny. Also important to me is the way in which it helps to ease pressure on the skin and joints. Pressure on the skin can lead to sores, while the pressure on joints and muscles can lead to additional problems, yet this cushion eliminates or at least reduces these risks. Due to the make-up of the cushion, it needs to be durable and it is exactly that. It consists of high quality materials, which gives me the confidence that I will be able to rely on the cushion for some time. It is also made of material that is easy to clean and that for me is important from a hygiene perspective. Finally, I like the way in which the gel can be kneaded so that it is evenly spread. This ensures that it remains in good condition but also enables me to benefit from an even shape.

Where to purchase it?

I purchased the cushion from Better Mobility. Their service and experience enabled me to make an informed decision. However, it can also be purchased from other mobility & care products suppliers like, Gerald-Simonds, Active Mobility, etc. This kind of cushion is something that you have to take seriously and so, you cannot make a decision on a whim. Talking to the experts enabled me to find the right cushion for my needs.

Would I recommend it?

Absolutely. It has been a great addition to my life and has enhanced it in ways that I could not believe. Therefore, this is a cushion that I would recommend for many reasons.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to ask any questions or further discuss any other mobility aid / care products you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regard

Living and dealing with neuropathic pain – how you can learn to deal with it

neuropathic pain

If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in damage to the nerves that link the brain and spinal cord, you will know exactly what living and dealing with neuropathic pain is all about. The nerves bring together the skin, the muscles and other areas of the body and all of that information is transferred through the spinal cord and to the brain.

Neuropathic pain can be felt in the way of a burning sensation and those areas of the body that are affected are sensitive when touched. However, the symptoms can also related to unbearable pain, difficulty in detecting temperatures, numbness and pins and needs. It can even go as far as being unable to wear certain clothing because of the pain and pressure they can cause.

Neuropathic pain is commonly cause by nerve damage or pressure on the nerve following some kind of trauma, surgery and many other illnesses or conditions and even medication. The pain can often be so distressing for those who experiencing it but often the cause can be unidentifiable.

As the pain can often be unbearable and difficult to tolerate, how do you treat it?

The whole idea behind treating neuropathic pain is to manage the pain as much as possible and to reduce the side effects of the treatment that is being used. Therefore, it is common for individuals suffering with neuropathic pain to use a pain clinic where they are assessed and then given the correct plan and treatment that will help them to deal with their pain.

Of course, the difficulty here is the fact that everyone is different and that will have to be taken into consideration so that the right treatment plan can be tailored to your needs. There are a wide range of treatment options available which means that it can take an element of trial and error before the best treatment is found. These treatments can vary and can include the use of anti-epileptics, antidepressants, opioids, capsicum cream, lidocaine patch, injections and nerve block, nerve stimulation and acupuncture.

However, there are other types of treatment available that can be used that some may find relief and benefit from. These treatments can be used alongside conventional treatments to help ease the pain. The therapies that can also be used are meditation, reflexology, aromatherapy and homeopathy. However, individuals can also make a change to the way in which they live their lives in order to help manage the pain. Changing their diet so that it is rich in vitamins and minerals and well-balanced can work well while gentle exercise after a consultation with your doctor can also help. If you smoke and drink then quitting both can also make it easier to manage the pain.

Neuropathic pain is something that many have to deal with but the right treatment can be hard to find. Therefore, it is important to work closely with your GP and your consultant to find the right treatment. However, introducing alternative therapies and treatments can also help ease the symptoms.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences or to discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards

The Benefits of Using a Standing Frame as a Paraplegic

Standing Frame

The benefits of using a standing frame as a paraplegic is a very important and one that can improve lives in a number of ways.

Improved Bone Density and Reduced Risk of Fractures

Using a standing frame can help to improve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures but to do this, it is important to get the right load on the bones and get the muscles working.

Muscle Chains Lengthen and Retractions are Prevented

Due to the lack of movement and the inability to stand independently, there is a risk of muscle shortening contracture which flexes the hip or both the hip and knee. It can help to improve articulation and reduce spasticity.

Enhanced Respirator Function

Breathing in involves the muscles working to separate the chest cavity from the abdomen which is also known as the diaphragm. The muscle shortens to inhale air and when the air is exhaled, the muscle lengthens. When standing, the diaphragm is afforded more space and so it can shorten and lengthen more which improves breathing.

Cardio- circulatory Function Improved

Being in an upright position helps the body to supply oxygen to the blood while also helping the body to pump oxygenated blood around the body more efficiently. It can also help to improve blood pressure, heartrate and reduce swelling of the lower limbs.

Improvement to bowel function, digestion and bladder

Gravity itself aids digestion and the muscles of the stomach while being upright helps the bowel to function more efficiently while bladder pressure is also reduced significantly.

The Formation of the Hip Joint

Using a standing frame can help to prevent dislocation and subluxation of the hip and so, the integrity of the hip is maintained.

Reduction in Skin Damage

Sitting for long periods of time can cause pressures while the ischial tuberosities can be put under unusual pressures which can result in damaged skin. When in an upright position, the blood that has more oxygen, can reach the tissue to help repair and strengthen the skin.

 

Improved attention, sleep-wake rhythm and well-being

There are many psychological benefits that come with standing. Individuals feel more alert and have a better quality of sleep, which means reduced fatigue and improved well-being. Alongside this, there is optimisation of the sensory motor, comfort as well as attention.

It Can help aid Daily Activities

There are many physiological benefits that come with using a frame and they all work together. Many of these benefits can help to improve stimulation and the way in which daily activities are carried out. There are things such as personal hygiene that are improved through standing and the way in which the upper limbs are positions also means that hand and eye co-ordination are improved which can only help to benefit daily activities.

A standing frame has a wide range of benefits. Incorporating one into daily life can enhance the well-being of an individual and ensure that they help the body to deal with the stresses on the body that come from sitting in a wheelchair.

Please email me at info@disability.blog to share any experiences or to discuss or suggest any topic you would like to see on my website disabilitychat.blog

Thank you & kind regards