Mobility

Brook Miller Mobility Launch Liberation Range

Motorhome from the Brook Miller Mobility Liberation Range

Brook Miller Mobility has been quietly working hard since 1998 building up a well-respected reputation as experts in providing solutions to a wide range of mobility problems.

With a large modern mobility superstore in Elland, West Yorkshire teamed up with its adjoining workshop space where a wide range of vehicles are adapted to meet customers individual and specific mobility requirements and are an approved Motability supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Recently however things have got even more exciting, with the launch of the Liberation Wheelchair Accessible Motorhome and more recently two new Disabled Access Leisure Vehicles which have joined the range.

WheelPower set to host annual National Junior Games event

WheelPower set to host annual National Junior Games event schedule

The National Junior Games is just one of WheelPower’s many wheelchair-friendly and inclusive sporting events designed to increase the importance of how sport can play a vital positive role in the wellbeing and mental health of young disabled people across the country.

Latest national research suggests that non-disabled people are twice (46.6%) as likely to play sport than disabled people (24.4%).

The flagship event, aimed at disabled children aged 12-18 years old, provides a superb opportunity to take time out of the classroom and discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment. This year some 140 participants from across the country are expected to attend.

When Mobility Issues Cause Dinnertime Dread

Do you have mobility issues?

Cooking can be an empowering activity for someone with mobility issues, as it allows them to retain their independence, and cook delicious meals for both themselves, and their guests. However, it can sometimes be a struggle.

Here, Manage at Home discuss the ways in which you can adapt your or your loved one’s kitchen, so their mobility issues don’t cause them dinnertime dread!

Don’t Take Over

If we see a loved one struggling, it can be all too easy to take over and “help” them, but in reality, it could be the last thing they want.

Respecting their wishes and taking a step back to let them cook a meal – or help you out – is one of the best things you can do; as it means they can be independent.

Specially-designed wheelchair helps triathlon challenge become family affair

Specially-designed wheelchair helps triathlon challenge become family affair

Last week saw a father and daughter duo race to success in the Manchester Half Marathon, thanks to a specially-designed wheelchair. 

Ottobock ambassadors Stephan Couture and his daughter Chloe are no strangers to the sporting circuit, having taken part in more than 25 competitions this year alone. 

Back in September, Stephan and Chloe became the first disabled team to take part in the Hever Castle Triathlon. They joined 6,000 other competitors at the iconic Kent castle for the final event of the year in the Castle Triathlon Series, the third largest triathlon event in the UK.

VIDA Mobility Partners with Patron, introducing a new range of buggies to the UK & Ireland

VIDA Mobility Partners with Patron, introducing a new range of buggies to the UK & Ireland

VIDA Mobility have partnered with Patron Bohemia to add a new range of buggies to our growing portfolio of products.  Patron was established in 1994 in Prague and is a well-known and respected supplier for rehab buggies for children. 

Vida Mobility is delighted to have been selected as the exclusive distributor in UK and Ireland for the Corzo X Country, Tom Streeter and the Dixie Plus.

VIDA Mobility Partners with Patron, introducing a new range of buggies to the UK & Ireland

Corzo XCountry

The Road Safety Trust?

Road Safety

Mobility Scooter Use Questionnaire

The department of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University are conducting a research project to understand mobility scooter use and the experiences encountered whilst using one. Specifically, we are interested in the hazards that mobility scooter users face whilst using a mobility scooter, particularly at road crossings. The project is funded by the Road Safety Trust. 

Our ultimate aim is to increase the safety for mobility scooter users on the road. We also hope that mobility scooter users will be more likely to reap the benefits of using a mobility scooter.

Remap – making things possible

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Remap is a charity that provides custom-made equipment for disabled people of all ages, free of charge. Here’s news of some of their recent work.

Chloe is four years old and like many other little girls she loves horse riding and wants to ride alongside her big sister. However Chloe has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. She needs to improve her core strength if she is to ever walk and horse riding is a good way of achieving this, but somebody has to walk alongside her, supporting her as she rides. 

The future of spinal injury treatments

spinal injury

For those suffering with the devastating and life changing impact of a spinal injury, there has never been a time with so much hope for spinal system repair and treatments. Recent medical advancements, compounded by technological developments, innovation and invention meanthat a cure for paralysis may soon be possible.

What is a spinal cord injury (SCI)?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) happens when the spinal cord becomes damaged by vertebrae fractures that crush or transect the spinal cord, often the result of injuries sustained from motoring accidents, falls, assaults or sporting accidents.

Wheelchair user opens door from his phone

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Entrance door manufacturers Vista Panels Ltd recently teamed up with German lock experts Winkhaus to help a wheelchair user open his door from anywhere in his property via his smart phone.

Paul Allen had previously found it difficult to let in visitors without having to manoeuvre his wheelchair to the intercom system in his hallway. Paul wanted to use some of todays smart technology to find an alternative solution.

6 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

6 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

There are many reasons as to why you may need a mobility scooter. Whatever those reasons may be, a mobility scooter is a significant investment.

Everyone knows how devastating it can be when you’re stuck at home, ill, unable to move with just newspapers and the TV to keep you company. But limited mobility should not get in the way of you or a loved one, enjoying an exciting and fulfilling life! Below are a few of many benefits of owning a mobility scooter.

 

Increase Accessibility

Modern mobility scooters fit in brilliantly with the ever-changing ways in which people socialise.