Routine is key

The effects of paralysis on the digestive system and bowel can prove challenging and range from constipation to unexpected accidents. Thankfully, reports LIANA SHAW, most of these can be managed effectively by following a fixed routine Paralysis disrupts the bowel system, with two main types of neurogenic bowel dysfunction commonly...

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The fastest quad on the track

The annual Sabat Powered Wheelchair Race returned to the Zwartkops Raceway in August to crown the fastest motorised wheelchair user. MARISKA MORRIS reports On Sunday, August 4, several power wheelchair users gathered on the go-kart track at the Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion to determine who is the fastest motorised wheelchair...

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Single-use catheters: finally, better funding

Following a ruling by the Council for Medical Schemes, catheter users might now get the financial support they need from medical aids to purchase single-use catheters. MARISKA MORRIS investigates Earlier this year, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) sided with catheter user Storm Ferguson in his case against medical aid...

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Precious cargo

Whether you are driving a child, family member or friend, the safety and comfort of passengers with disabilities are very important. These accessories can help Parents or family members may need to take on the responsibility of transporting their loved ones with disabilities if these individuals are unable to drive....

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Perfect fit with Angelo Kater

With decades of expertise and an emphasis on quality, vehicle conversion service provider Angelo Kater makes adapting a vehicle an easy process Established in 1965, Angelo Kater has a team with years of experience in fitting equipment to commercial and passenger vehicles to enhance their clients’ mobility. Whether it is...

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Take back the wheel

Driving is not something you have to give up because of a disability. MARISKA MORRIS speaks to experts about the requirements to allow people with adequate mobility to drive For many people with an SCI or a mobility impairment, it is still possible to drive. The main criterion is adequate...

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Powerhouse in a small package

Size can be deceiving, as MARISKA MORRIS learnt at the South Africa Sports Association for People with Disabilities (SASAPD) National Championships, which was sponsored by Toyota The gymnasium at the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium in Stellenbosch is packed with male powerlifters ready to showcase their strength in the bench press powerlifting...

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