Power wheelchair users go head to head

Motorised wheelchair users took to the Zwartkops Raceway Karting Track to battle it out for the title of fastest quad. MARISKA MORRIS reports. The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race returned to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on August 5. Sabat Batteries hosted the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and 22 quadriplegic...

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Dark days and light bulbs

Author and wheelchair user Tracy Todd shares some of her tips and tricks for surviving the gloomy times We’ve all been through dark days. It’s an inevitable part of having a disability. And I don’t mean the (often circumstantial) depression that befalls many of us for a period after a...

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GentleCath Glide gets the thumbs up

ConvaTec invited 16 catheter users to test its GentleCath Glide intermittent catheter. The verdict? Easy to use, with great lubrication. ConvaTec introduced its GentleCath Glide low-friction hydrophilic-intermittent catheter earlier this year. The catheter uses unique FeelClean technology that activates on wetting and helps to reduce the amount of residue left...

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Neurosciences in the spotlight

Medical experts in spinal cord injury and neurosciences gathered in Fourways in August to discuss innovations and best practice in rehabilitation. MARISKA MORRIS attended. The South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) and the Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) joined forces for the SANRA SASCA Congress, held in Fourways, Gauteng,...

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Onwards and upwards!

Lord, it’s hard to be humble. That’s according to the US singer Mac Davis. Sometimes it’s hard to be healthy too! But follow our advice and you’ll soon be in tip-top shape … It can be hard to focus on health and fitness. This applies to all of us and...

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Do it at home

Exercise is great for health and mood, but not everyone can afford to pay gym fees or find an accessible gym. A little extra space or a spare bedroom is all you need to create an accessible gym at home. Regular exercise has been proven to assist in preventing depression,...

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Prevent pressure sores!

If you’re a wheelchair user who has experienced pressure sores (aka decubitus ulcers, bed sores, or pressure ulcers), these tips are for you! Many wheelchair users believe that getting pressure sores is part of everyday life. This is not necessarily the case. Pressure sores can be prevented! Just follow our tips… 1. Shift your weight...

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