Book review: Load, Aim … Fire

Ari Seirlis reviews Load, Aim … Fire by Duncan Mattushek. Duncan writes an incredible story about a tragic incident he faced while serving in the army as a national serviceman. A life-changing incident that cost the lives of some of his dear friends and comrades. After a long recovery and […]

Priority vaccination plea to save lives

Risk of death rather than mortality rates should be the criteria that secures priority vaccination argues the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). The organisation has made a plea to the Department of Health to include quadriplegics and paraplegics in the second round of the vaccine roll out. The organisations […]

New digital mental health platform

Facing severe and ongoing anxiety, depression and other mental health risks presented by COVID-19, The Space Between Us  (TSBU) is launching a technology-enabled, built-for-purpose, clinically led behaviour change platform that provides mental health access, insights, community support, content and engagement for South Africans in the workplace and individuals on social […]

Inclusive play park for medically fragile children

Surrounded by joyful laughter, St. Joseph’s Home (SJH) unveiled the brand new play park at their 175-bed paediatric intermediary care facility in Cape Town. Designed specifically to accommodate children with disabilities, the play area is an oasis for paediatric patients to spend time outdoors in a safe space – something […]

Pain management with CBD

Neck, joint and shoulder pain are common among wheelchair users. It’s unsurprising when considering that most of these aches and pains are caused by incorrect posture or overuse of the upper extremities. Although this is a significant problem, it can be largely alleviated. For wheelchair user, potential causes of pain […]