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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wheelchair Repair

Before considering the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of wheelchair repair, it is important that we understand and explore how to maintain your wheelchair. Correct storage, battery maintenance, cleaning and regularly checking your wheelchair for damage will ensure your wheelchair remains safe and productive in the long-term. Get to know your wheelchair It’s a good idea to […]

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What Should You Consider With a Children’s Wheelchair?

When choosing a children’s wheelchair, some of the things you may want to consider are versatility, adaptability, and personality. Not many chairs meet all three of these requirements. Check out this checklist that details the considerations you want to make, as well as lists some general tips on how to choose the right children’s wheelchair.   […]

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Wheelchair Brakes: Maintenance and Adjustments

Your wheelchair’s brakes hold your wheelchair stationary and keep you safe, but do you know how to maintain and adjust your wheelchair brakes? Do you know how to spot when it is time to replace them? This article will tell you everything you need to know about your wheelchair brakes and how to keep them in […]

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Chiropractor Or Osteopath: Who Should You See?

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of suffering from a bad back, you may have found yourself weighing up your options with regards to treatment, and you might have stumbled across both chiropractor or osteopath services. But what’s the difference, and which would be best for you? The clearest difference between Chiropractic and Osteopathic treatments […]

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Pressure Care: Why Is the Design and Selection of My Wheelchair Cushion So Important?

One size, one shape does not fit all! The goal in the selection of a wheelchair cushion and (back support) is to provide for an individual’s positioning needs and provide pressure care while promoting functional mobility and activities from the wheelchair.   But why is all this important? About Pressure Sores Well, to answer this, […]

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How Will Your Sports Wheelchair Support Health & Well-Being?

What is a sports wheelchair? A sports wheelchair is a self-propelled wheelchair, much like its everyday use relative, but with some specific differences. In the past they tended to be non-folding in order to be stronger and better balanced during tight turns and impacts, but they are now often made of light-weight, aero-grade materials which […]

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