We talk about invisible disabilities

We talk about invisible disabilities

03/09/2021

The term disability is often associated with people with physical illnesses that we can easily identify. For example, when we see a person in a wheelchair or using a prosthesis, a cane or any other functional device, we are aware of their disability and we know how to act.

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How life changes after an amputation

How life changes after an amputation

13/08/2021

Recovery after an amputation is a complex process that confronts patients with sadness, anger and frustration. This is why friends and family must know how to help recently amputated people adjust to their new life.

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Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

15/05/2020

Yoga is a spiritual and physical discipline celebrated for its positive influence over health, pain relief, and relaxation. Practicing yoga is beneficial for people of all abilities, body types, and fitness levels. It is credited for reducing aches and pains, and promoting general wellbeing and positive mental health.Yoga is a very adaptable exercise, and can be easily practiced from a seated position or otherwise modified to your needs. Because of this, it is highly suitable for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. There are numerous adapted yoga positions which can be incorporated into the physical therapy or exercise routines of people with disabilities.

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COVID-19 Tips for wheelchair users

COVID-19 Tips for wheelchair users

21/04/2020

Greetings from Beneficial Designs. My name is Peter Axelson. I am a wheelchair user, designer, and engineer, and I am reaching out today with important information regarding COVID-19 precautions to be taken by wheelchair users.

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Multiple Sclerosis: Solutions for living life to the full

Multiple Sclerosis: Solutions for living life to the full

17/04/2018

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin sheath, a protective layer that covers nerve fibres, causing damage to nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Deterioration of the nerve cells limits communication between certain parts of the nervous system and consequently leads to the development of physical and cognitive problems.

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Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

26/12/2017

Spasticity is associated with different neurodegenerative diseases and disabilities that can be either congenital or acquired.It is estimated at present that twelve million people in the world suffer from spasticity, with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis being the most common causes.Knowing the causes and effects of spasticity can help to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.

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What are the best wheelchair based exercises you can do?

What are the best wheelchair based exercises you can do?

14/11/2017

An active lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for exercise is essential for many wheelchair users and provides a much-needed boost of vitality, increased energy, improved muscle tone and greater coordination, as well as improving physical and mental health.Find out more about the types of wheelchair exercises and the benefits it can provide.

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Equine therapy: medical foundations of therapy with horses

Equine therapy: medical foundations of therapy with horses

05/09/2017

Equine therapy is considered an integrative therapy because it positively affects cognitive, physical, social, and occupational development. The fact that it is beneficial in so many aspects makes it a very useful tool for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

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