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Community Sports Chat Forum


The Wheelchair Sports Forum is a place for like-minded wheelchair and adaptive sports players to meet one another, with a view to increasing the sense of community among players and participants. 

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Benefits of using a Mobility Scooter



Using a mobility scooter can benefit you in a number of ways including more independence, flexibility, speed and style.

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Do we really need Dynamic mattresses?





Over the last decade the level of education, understanding and clinical interventions available for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers has increased significantly.
There is now an abundance of options available to clinicians, but does this make the decision on which technology to adopt more difficult?  

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Understanding the tilt function on an electric profiling bed




Many electric profiling beds integrate the option of adjusting the tilt angle of the bed alongside adjusting various sections of the bed. Depending on which end of the bed is elevated, the tilt is usually referred to as either the ‘Trendelenburg’ position, or the ‘Anti-Trendelenburg’ position. These positions, which are named after German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg, have been used in a variety of medical situations since 1881. 

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Height adjustable beds explained




When selecting a bed, ensuring that the height is suitable is very important to provide safety and comfort whilst getting in and out of bed. Although most electric profiling beds have height adjustment as standard, there is an increasing emergence of ‘low’ beds that offer lower entry height to assist with self-transfer and to provide enhanced safety.

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 How an electric profiling bed can help you




Electric profiling beds are becoming increasingly common in domestic and residential environments as they offer various benefits for those with long-term health and mobility issues, as well as benefits for those that care for them. 

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Get creative, have some fun and try out these wheelchair-friendly games




Gone are the days when individuals who use wheelchairs were unable to participate in games and physical activities with their friends. Aside from the average board game, there are many wheelchair-friendly games to be played individually, with friends or with the whole family.

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Your Guide to Oxygen Therapy - How it works





It is estimated that COPD affects 64 million people worldwide and is an illness that can get progressively worse over several years. Initially, it is characterised by breathlessness when exercising and can continue until the lack of oxygen can be felt even when a person is resting.

If you or someone you know has a respiratory impairment, oxygen therapy can help.

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Heel protection to prevent pressure sores





A pressure sore (also known as a pressure ulcer or bed sore) is an area of damage to the skin and the underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony area of the body. Spotting the early signs of pressure damage can often prevent further skin damage and the area of skin can recover very quickly.

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A Guide to Bathoom Accessibility - help and support in the bathroom and toilet




Using the bathroom for various personal hygiene needs is a part of everyday life which can often be taken for granted by those who are fully able-bodied. However, it’s not always so simple for those with disabilities that affect their mobility and independence.

Read our guide to accessible bathrooms here.
 

Choosing a mobility scooter




Keeping mobile is key to leading a full and independent lifestyle. A mobility scooter is the product of choice; if you can travel relatively independently, mount and dismount the scooter on your own and are capable of using a “bicycle handlebar” style steering column, or tiller.

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What to look for in a paediatric wheelchair?




A wheelchair plays such a large role in a child’s life so it is very important to choose the right one. There are several determining factors in choosing a paediatric wheelchair.

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Battery Charging - Consumer Guide for best practice



Electrically powered wheelchairs are an excellent means to freedom and independence for you. Confidence in the performance of a powered mobility product is essential so it's important to know how you can maximise the reliability of your batteries.

Read our top tips here.
 

Look after yourself this winter

Invacare look after yourself this winter    
With Winter upon us, it’s important to wrap up warm, stay healthy and look out for those who may be more vulnerable in the colder seasons.

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Have you tried wheelchair Ice Skating?



 
It’s a magical and exciting feeling to slide across the ice with family and friends.  Many ice rinks around the country provide accessible facilities for you to take your wheelchair on the ice so you can join in on the fun. 

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