Youthfulness: more than meets the eye

You don’t need a complicated skincare routine to stay young. It can be as simple as trying something new today One sunny morning, you look into the mirror and see a line cracking down like the crater of doom from the corner of your eye towards your slightly saggy cheek....

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Sex and communication

Discussing what you enjoy in the bedroom might seem like an uncomfortable conversation, but it is very important Most people find it difficult to talk about sex at the best of times. Add an SCI into the mix and it becomes even more difficult. The easier but often ineffective alternative...

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Owning the economy

One of the most important pillars of the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is empowering people with disabilities to take ownership of the economy Pillar Five of the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD) is the reduction of economic vulnerability and realising...

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Treating severe spasticity

Oral medication, the usual method for dealing with mild to moderate spasticity, may not work well in severe cases. Let’s look at implanted devices as an effective approach to managing severe spasticity Spasticity is a common complication seen after SCI, traumatic brain injury and stroke. In ROLLING INSPIRATION issue 3...

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The inclusive school

These practical tips will help teachers integrate children with disabilities into the classroom – and the school as a whole – to create an inclusive learning environment When we think of integrating a learner with a physical disability, most of us think about providing wheelchair ramps and ensuring there are...

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Presence over presents

Being a parent is about being around, not about how you get around If I’ve learned one thing as a parent and a therapist, it is that children remember events, special occasions, that odd day out and the little things far more than material items. Our presence as a parent...

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Switch to automation

With a few devices and a bit of software, you never have to switch on the lights or open the blinds manually again Have you ever been in bed and needed to switch on the lights? Or wanted to close the curtains or blinds but that sofa blocked your access?...

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Hassle-free visas

With increased security measures in place, it can be a challenge to secure a visa to travel overseas. Here’s how to tick all the boxes A fellow “wheelie” asked for advice about getting visas for Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) for him and his caregiver. After I gave him...

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