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Entries Tagged ‘Wheelchairs’

Finances: Benefits

Sources of help The most obvious written source is the Disability Rights Handbook. This is updated every April and published by the Disability Alliance (see Appendix 2). This guide is very readable but, unless you are familiar with interpreting legislation, you should still seek advice from other sources. • The Benefits Agency handles social security […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Aids and equipment

Occupational therapy Many of the aids and much of the equipment that you might need are available through an occupational therapist or at least you are likely to be able to obtain their advice on what to have. Occupational therapy is mainly concerned with helping people to manage any difficulties they may have in ‘daily […]

Mobility and managing everyday life: Exercises

A physiotherapist would normally recommend a programme of management geared to the diagnosis of your mobility problems. The main aim of exercising is to: • try and keep as many muscles as possible in good working order; • strengthen those that have become weak; • help keep joints mobile; • help prevent them from getting […]