It is great to see people and families out on their bikes and exercising together, but I am always bemused by families out cycling where the kids are wearing their safety helmet, whilst the parents are not. Where is the logic in this?
Perhaps these parents feel that the children should wear the helmets as they are less experienced on the roads and that they, the parent, are experienced and therefore do not need to wear one? This might seem logical but it is well known that children copy
Apres Body, Warm Air Dryer
Drying your body after a shower or bath may be awkward to do, if you are disabled or unsteady on your feet. The Apres Body Drier completely dries the body within a few minutes, with a gentle stream of warm air has been designed to remove the anxiety and physical struggle of drying yourself, turning it instead into a pleasurable experience.
With the Body Dryer, there is no need to dry yourself off with a towel; even the
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Martha Lane Fox has spent her career as a champion for digital technology. She was the co-founder of Lastminute.com, the travel website that was of the first dotcom boom, which floated at an over inflated share price. The boom then turned to bust, causing the share prices to crash. She then spent three years building it back up with her co-founder, Brent Hoberman, before selling it, making herself a
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Transplanting a person’s own fat cells could reduce the symptoms and heal some of the damage of osteoarthritis, says research published in Cell Transplantation.
A total of 1,114 people (average age 62 years, 53% male) with osteoarthritis received self-donated fat cell transplants and were followed for an average of 17 months. Before treatment and at three, six and 12 months, assessments were made of pain,
Recovery after knee surgery at home could be as effective as rehab in hospital. Arthritis Digest reports
People who have knee replacement surgery may be able to recover just as well at home as they would by staying in a rehabilitation facility, according to research from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Data from over 2,400 people enrolled in the HSS Knee Replacement Registry was analysed. After surgery, some recovered at home while others went to inpatient rehab.
The “uncaring face” of Social Services
This month’s blog is giving a voice to a disabled woman and her experience of being disabled in 2015. In this, we can get an idea of how effectively disability services are supporting people who need their support.
“I am disabled and have had a care package for many years because I can’t use my hands properly and have trouble standing or walking.
Now that Social Services are having their budgets
Camel Check Folding cane
Folding canes are a great solution for when you need to keep your walking stick to hand but also like to pop it away out of sight when it is not required.
Our new range of women's folding walking sticks by Classic Canes are real fashion statements, designed to co-ordinate with many an outfit. Lightweight, attractive and height adjustable, the folding canes can be stowed away discreetly when in a restaurant or on
Sabi ROAM Luxe Cane
Whether it be a wedding, formal dinner or black tie occasion, a cocktail party or simply a stroll in the park, the Sabi ROAM Luxe Cane is an exceedingly handsome and stylish accessory that makes a bold statement.
The Luxe walking cane features a wide, hand-stained Baltic birch wood handle that is reassuring to hold and beautifies with age; the hand stained handle allows the colour and character of the wood to show through.
Sabi Space Range
Sabi Space, award winning, multi-generational range of easy-to-install storage and organisation products gives you the freedom to curate the perfect bathroom.
Designed by MAP Project Office; a London based creative consultancy founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Space is currently exhibited at the London Design Museum and nominated for their Product Design of the Year 2015.
Sabi designs products for the older baby boomer market with the
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A chemical in the brain usually associated with movement, reward-motivation behaviour and cognition may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to experts from The University of Texas in Dallas.
A research group followed the sequence of pain impulses travelling from the brain to the spinal cord in mice. They found that by removing a collection of neurons (called A11) that contain dopamine, chronic pain was