Purple Tuesday this year falls on Tuesday 12th November 2019. With the spending power of disabled people and their families estimated at £249 billion and rising by 14% per annum, Purple Tuesday is a new, international call to action, dedicated to improving the shopping experience for disabled people. Worldwide, the Purple Pound equates to a staggering £2.25 trillion, yet less than 10% of businesses have a targeted plan to access this disability
SISSEL Sports Swing Exercise Bar
We all know that exercise is good for our mental health, physical health and general wellbeing, but for many people who live with a long term medical condition or with a disability, it can be hard to know how best to exercise if you are unable to do it standing up. If you are disabled or approaching old age, keeping fit it so important to keeping you mobile which will, in turn, help maintain your independence for as long as
SISSEL Exercise Loop Resistance Bands
If you are approaching old age or have a chronic health condition or disability, keeping fit will help you stay mobile and prolong your independence. We have a few exercise devices in our Health category that are really easy to use.
Starting with upper body exercises, SISSEL Exercise Loop Resistance Bands are great for improving your fitness, building muscle strength and for rehabilitation exercises
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A physical disability never takes a holiday — but you can still enjoy the vacation of your dreams. You just need to do a bit of extra planning.
You want to make the most of your time away, so start prepping for your trip a few weeks in advance. By making a list, checking it twice and arranging for modifications, you can ensure a relaxing getaway that's as hassle-free as possible.
1. Talk to Your Doctor Ahead of
Fibromyalgia is one of those conditions that is difficult to define because it's not yet totally understood. In most patients, it causes chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and extreme fatigue that make it difficult for those that suffer from it to make it through their day to day activities.
Most people who have fibromyalgia don't seek medical help, so there could be as many as 2 million people in the U.K. who experience
If you're a member of the disabled community or a member of the Golden Years Seniors set, indubitably the prospect of visiting a friend in their home raises questions of accessibility. But what about your own abode? How safe is your residence, and how can you make it more so?
The Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) defines accessibility standards for commercial buildings, but inhabitants of private houses are solely responsible for making their home safe for those with disabilities and
Living with arthritis means that sometimes you may not always be able to do everything you want to do. Flare-ups may keep you from living the active lifestyle you once used to have or dream of.
High-impact exercising may not be in the cards, but there are still low-impact exercises that can be just as effective. Read on to learn about six great exercises for seniors with arthritis pain. In between flare-ups, you'll still be able to work out and see results.
1. Trace the
This August, the city of Canterbury will host the first manned wheelchair line-up and they're hoping to achieve a new Guinness World Record, while also raising vital funds for Children In Need.
The attempt will be run as a day for the whole family to have fun, which is being hosted by Canterbury Rugby Club. The attempt is open to all, including the able-bodied, you simply need a wheelchair to partake and a minimum donation of £1 payable on the day. They'd love to
Arthritis Action is the only UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis. The Charity offers healthy eating and nutritional advice; access to clinical appointments with its network of osteopaths, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists; exercise tips; and pain management techniques, to help people with arthritis gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition themselves and live life to the full.
These incredibly popular forearm gutter, fully adjustable, lightweight crutches have recently been redesigned, taking on board recommendations from orthopaedic surgeons and customer feedback, to create an improved version that is more durable and hardwearing than before.
Unlike other elbow crutches, the unique design of SmartCRUTCH spreads the entire load of your forearm and the ergonomic design keeps the hands and wrists in a natural position, which greatly