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Read all about the recent trends and developments regarding wheelchairs and mobility solutions.

Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

19/09/2017

There are currently 22 disciplines considered as Paralympic sports, which can be practised competitively in the Paralympic Games - the biggest sports competition for people with disabilities at international level. How many can you name? Here's our guide to the current list.

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Crafting the life you love

Crafting the life you love

12/09/2017

I am Sara. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. I am a daughter, aunt, sister, friend and professional. I sufferfrom Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a disease of the bones that makes them brittle. My mantra is “Design the life that I love."”

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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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4 factors that affect your mobility in a manual wheelchair

4 factors that affect your mobility in a manual wheelchair

29/08/2017

What affects the manoeuvrability of a manual wheelchair? The weight of the person who uses it? The material that the frame is made from? In truth, it is both of those things and a host of other variables, including the friction of your wheelchair that will affect your resistance and your bearing and, ultimately, your mobility.Biomechanical issues (size and position of the wheels, distance between the axles and angulation) also need to be taken into account, as well as other variable related to its use. By taking all of these into account, you will not only choose the best manual wheelchair for you but also have greater success in dealing with mobility problems.

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