With a nickname like ‘murderball’ wheelchair rugby often has a reputation of being a violent sport and it is certainly one of the adapted sports with the most contact. With this in mind there are several tactical and safety issues that players must be aware of.
One of the main advantages of wheelchair rugby is that it can involve any disabled persons, even those who suffer severe injuries that affect the upper and lower limbs (spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations or deformities) making it an extremely integrative sport.
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.
Proper wheelchair maintenance is key to ensuring the mobility, performance and safety of your equipment.
The maintenance of a manual wheelchair depends upon the model and the type of use it is subjected to. It is worth bearing in mind that certain features are subject to greater wear and tear and so must always be in perfect condition in order to ensure their proper function and safety.
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." These words coined by Confucius, an influential Chinese philosopher are wonderful sentiments. However, it is quite a challenge knowing whether or not you love a job until you actually get into it.
Looking for a job when you have a disability can be daunting, but the fact that over 3.4 million disabled people in the UK are in employment* shows that with the correct preparation and the right attitude it can be possible to bag the job of your dreams.
Check out our top tips for securing a job when you have a disability.