Wrist pain: sorted!

How can wheelchair users manage wrist pain? William George recommends solutions, from medication to lifestyle changes. Many wheelchair users rely on their arms to carry out daily activities, which include moving around and weight-bearing activities. However, these can take their toll and result in severe wrist pain. There are both simple...

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Picking the perfect motorised wheelchair

Motorised or power wheelchairs come in different forms and sizes, and with a plethora of options. It is important for wheelchair users to do their research and to consult an occupational therapist before making this big purchase. These are some of the fundamentals to consider. Powered or motorised wheelchairs, as...

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Disability Summit to knock your socks off

The annual Hope-Mandeville Disability Career Expo partnered with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to host the 2018 SABC Disability Summit, with various representatives from the disability sector in attendance including the SAB Foundation. MARISKA MORRIS reports. Entrepreneurs with disabilities, organisations for people with disabilities and students with disabilities gathered at...

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Para athletes show their prowess

South African para athletes from across the country gathered in Bloemfontein in March to showcase their talent at the 2018 SASAPD National Championships. The South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD) and Visually Impaired hosted its National Championship from March 28 to April 3. About 790 para athletes, along...

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Wrist pain: sorted!

How can wheelchair users manage wrist pain? George William recommend solutions, from medication to lifestyle changes. Many wheelchair users rely on their arms to carry out daily activities, which include moving around and weight-bearing activities and weight-bearing activities. However, these can take their toll and result in severe wrist pain. There...

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Bowel basics

WILLIAM GEORGE examines the products and methods that wheelchair users should consider when planning their bowel programme. There are various methods to approaching bowel management for wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI). A wheelchair user may need to consult a health-care practitioner or gastroenterologist to find the best bowel-management...

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Rand Mutual – dedicated to assisting people with disabilities

Rand Mutual (RMA) recently commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and contributed to improving the lives of children by supporting a crèche. On December 3, RMA partnered with the City of Johannesburg and the Department of Social Development in commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. RMA...

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Zipping away mobility challenges

A mobility scooter is the ideal tool for individuals who require limited mobility assistance. But which one to choose? Caroline Rule gives a few tips. A motorised scooter can bring a new level of independence to a person with mobility impairments. It becomes possible to pop down the road to...

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