Silicone stoma device image credit: Dezeen
Until recently, the word colostomy had not featured in our lives. Now, within the last year, two family members suddenly found themselves with a colostomy bag as a result of major bowel and cancer operations, which requires a steep learning curve on maintenance and management and the emotional impact should not be underestimated. Some stomas can be reversed, but many are for life.
However, ostomy bags have come a
As a disabled driver and wheelchair user, refuelling my car has always been a bit of a challenge, and not the most dignified of experiences.
I always try to make sure that I never run too low on petrol and tend to use the same fuel stations for filling up. I have found that the smaller petrol stations do not always have someone on hand to come and assist me, which can be really inconvenient, especially if I am running low on fuel. Once I am at the petrol station, I have to make
Choice is key when it comes to improving osteoarthritis symptoms through exercise, highlights a new study in Clinical Rheumatology.
A total of 69 older people with knee osteoarthritis were split into groups: a supervised community-based or unsupervised walking programme. Six months later, people who expressed a preference, either for the supervised or unsupervised programme, and who were assigned to their preferred choice of programme were more likely to continue with the walking
The story of artist Maud Lewis is one that has touched the hearts of many, due to her facing of formidable challenges throughout the duration of her life, and creating art that embodies the simplicity and colour of a happy life in rural Nova Scotia in the 1900s. Through newspaper and magazine articles, as well as an upcoming film this year about her life and art, “Maudie”, Maud has become a unlikely inspiration and
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
Our new INDESmed walking sticks have been given the royal thumbs up by the suave King Juan Carlos of Spain, who was seen sporting his carbon fiber cane when he recently visited Norway with Queen Sofia, his elegant wife, to attend the joint 80th birthday of King Harald and Queen Sonia.
King Juan Carlos looks dapper in his tuxedo and bow tie, accompanied by Queen Sofia who looked just as stylish in her long
Credit: Richard Duszczak
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj”, meaning to yoke, to integrate, to harmonise. It means union, or connection - with your own body, with your thoughts, with the world around you, your environment, and also your breath. Your breath acts as a bridge between your mind and your body - a constant exchange of energy, a mirroring between your physical and mental being - when you deepen your breath, you calm your
Ponte Giulio W.C./Washroom Kit
Did you know that with the requirements of the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), there is now a legal requirement for businesses to provide inclusive washroom facilities for all?
The provision of accessible washrooms has definitely come a long way in the last few years and the major supermarkets and department stores seem to have met the brief but there are still many smaller businesses that have yet to take the DDA
Ponte Giulio Bidet
The bidet. A strange object shaped like a guitar
Some countries are introducing it in private homes (Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil) others such as Japan, already use it but integrated with the WC.
A journalist of an important British network stressed the utility of the bidet. The article she wrote was so successful that it led to a survey, where 30% of participants declared they had used it when on holiday. Many of those Britons though,
INDESmed Colourful Ergonomic Crutches
Spanish company INDESmed are a young, dynamic group of engineers, specialised in bio-engineering and medical devices who are well equipped to create functional and stylish mobility aids.
The INDESmed crutches are the latest addition to our online shop and have already proved to be very popular with our customers. The ergonomic crutches are manufactured with either carbon fibre or aluminium shafts and
Garden Scoot - Gardening Seat with Wheels in Lilac
Gardening is a hugely popular hobby that many people enjoy and it can be a great activity in retirement, to keep you fit and healthy. Spending time in the fresh air is a wonderful form of relaxation, but gardening can be physically hard on your back and knees, and it can be quite challenging for anyone with reduced mobility or who are unsteady on their feet.
Garden Scoot - Gardening