Archive for January, 2015

All You Need To Know About Caring For Your Rise & Recline Chair

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by morethan

We are sure you want your Rise & Recline Chair to stay in great working order for many, many years. But do you know how to take good care of it?

We do recommend that a qualified engineer services your riser recliner chair on a annual basis. However we have also created a useful guide for you to follow in order to check and prevent any damage to your chair yourself.

Mechanical Care For Your Chair

Did you know failure to use your rise and recline chair for its intended purpose can damage the mechanism and be expensive to fix? Below are some points to follow to prevent mechanical damage to your chair:

  • Do not lean on or use excessive downward pressure to the chairs back when it is fully reclined and do not use the footrest as an alternative seat.
  • Ensure that the remote control is out of the way before sitting on the chair.
  • Regularly check the power cables and remote control for any signs of damage before use.

Safety Precautions You Should Follow

Did you know that correct/safe operation of your rise and recline chair not only prevents injury but can also add to the longevity of the chair? Below are some of the safety precautions:

  • Ensure the power lead is plugged directly into the main electricity socket and not into an extension lead.
  • Ensure the electronics are away from any moisture or liquids.
  • Before getting into the riser recliner chair make sure it is level and that no objects are under the chair before use.
  • Leave the chair in an upright position when it is not in use and if not using for a while remove the key so that the device cannot be accidently operated.

Caring For Your Chairs

Did you know that keeping your rise and recline chairs clean could actually add to the comfort of your chair? Below are some tips on keeping your lovely chair clean:

  • Clean the fabric regularly to keep the chair looking better for longer and inspect for any rips or tears.
  • If your rise and recline chair is equipped with a battery back-up system (for when power is not available) we recommend you check and change the batteries.

Pride LC101 Rise & Recline Chair - Pride Recliner ChairsHere at More Than Mobility we have a wide range of. Our electric rise and recliner chairs are ideal purchases for people who suffer from mobility issues, as they allow the user to get in and out of their chairs with ease. We have a wide range of types (single or dual motor) and styles from fabric recliner chairs to contemporary recliner chairs made from stylish leather. Like our Pride LC101 Rise & Recline Chair that comes in a range of fabric options and our popular Lars LEATHER Restwell Rise & Recline Chair.

All of the recliner chairs that we supply here at More Than Mobility are available with free delivery via courier to across the UK. When you have found an electric recliner chair that you would like, simply place your order online, or give us a call on 0800 046 3949.

Struggle In The Bath/Shower No More With Our Bathlifts & Bathing Aids

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by morethan

We know that for many people with mobility issues, it can be somewhat difficult to have a nice bath or shower. A lot of people find it difficult to get in and out of the bath or shower safely, particularly when they have no one around to help them. Here at More Than Mobility we offer a wide range of Bathlifts and Bathing Aids that will help you enjoy bathing independently again, with both comfort and ease.

Disability Bathing Aids:

More Than Mobility has a range of bathing aids that are designed to make the process of bathing easier and more accessible. Our selection of bath aids includes bath boards, bath seats, bath steps, bath rails, shower seats and stools, perching stools and suction grab bars, to name just a few. So you’re sure to find a suitable product for yourself or a loved one!


Bathmaster Deltis Complete Bath Lift - Bathlifts

Bathlifts are a great way of getting in and out of the bath without having to install a new bath or shower. Our bathlifts are very easy to install, and we have a choice of self-install bathlifts, or bathlifts that come with fully engineered installation. Whether you want a modern chair design that provides full support, or a seating belt bathlift for full safety, you’ll find the right bathlift for your needs right here at More Than Mobility.

More Than Mobility can guide you through the process of selecting the right bathing aids or bathlifts for your needs; simply browse through our different types of bathing aids and bathlifts. If you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 0800 046 3949 and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

New Funding To Make London’s Victorian Tube Network Accessible

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by morethan

Like most disabled people travelling around London on the Tube can be a difficult task. Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a £75m fund to install lifts at “around a dozen” London Underground stations over the next 10 years. But how do you update a Victorian underground railway system?  The London Underground development started back in 1863. Built by the Metropolitan Railway, the original track stretched just three miles between Paddington (then Bishop’s Road) and Farringdon – part of what is now the Metropolitan line. Since then, the London Underground has become one of the main modes of transport in the city – but one which remains inaccessible in large part to those with limited mobility.

At certain points the railway is 58.5 metres below the surface and so it’s a challenge for many to reach and a challenge to make accessible.

“Fire regulations prohibited wheelchair users on the Underground before 1993 so it’s a matter of playing catch-up,” says Christian Wolmar, author of Down the Tube: The Battle for London’s Underground. Faryal Velmi Director, Transport for All says “Engineers now have the problem of ‘retrofitting lifts’ around old infrastructure below very congested city streets”.

Chancellor of the Exchequer William Gladstone on an inspection tour, May 1862 said:

“We think access to transport is a civil right,” she says. “Of course it’s difficult for TFL to close stations to do the work they need to do, but the Tube is the easiest and quickest way to get around London and it’s unfair that disabled people can’t use most of it.”

However TFL are concerned about the cost of this project. For campaigners like Velmi, the cost argument is tired. She says: “We feel that there should be a pot of money ring-fenced by the government to ensure that this work is done.” There are often very important reasons to make tube trips, she says: “There is a narrative from the government that disabled people should be encouraged to find work but what if a disabled person is unable to access an underground station close to where they live or work?”

Here at More Than Mobility, despite the concern about cost and tube closures we do hope this work goes ahead. As all disabled people should be able to freely travel by any form of public transport.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, wheelchairsrise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people suffering with disability.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

Help Manage Your Pain With The Power Of The Mind

Friday, January 9th, 2015 by morethan

We know that often people with disabilities also suffer with pain. Vidyamala Burch founder and co-Director of Breathworks, an organisation offering mindfulness-based and compassion-based approaches to living well with chronic pain and illness is helping people in pain through the practice of “mindfulness”, the act of paying more attention to the present moment. She feels that often people who suffer with chronic pain brings out different sides of people’s personalities. She says “One is the denial, pushy, driven side and the other is the more passive, overwhelmed, depressive side.”

Burch lives with chronic pain having acquired two spinal injuries at an early age. The first happened at 16 when she lifted somebody from a swimming pool during water safety practice. The second was the result of a car accident five years later. Surgery and years of wear and tear have added to her toll. “I’ve got a paralysed bowel, a paralysed bladder and my walking is impaired,” she says. She admits she dealt with it all very badly in the early days, pushed herself too much and ignored her extra needs.

A lengthy period of rehabilitation followed in which she tried many different relaxation techniques. Three years later, she found that one, called Mindful Meditation, worked well for her. Now more widely known as mindfulness, it can be described as the act of focusing on the present moment, acknowledging thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. It is thousands of years old and Buddhist in origin, but has become popular as a therapy in the West in recent years.

Burch says that when you have severe discomfort, there’s a “rising up” in your body that exclaims “this hurts and I don’t like it”.

“The intuitive response is to turn away from it and try and get on with life in spite of your pain,” she says. “With mindfulness, what we do is we turn towards it, to investigate what is actually happening in each moment.”

Burch has started a social enterprise called Breathworks where people with chronic pain take an eight-week course to learn how mindfulness could help them cope better with their physical symptoms. Burch says some of her students were able to get back to work after a lengthy period of unemployment following the course. Others say that their sleep has been transformed. The programme has been taught to thousands of participants, in over 20 countries. You can visit here to find out more information.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people suffering with disability.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

NEW YEAR MOBILITY OFFER: £50 OFF when you spend over £500!

Monday, January 5th, 2015 by morethan

Happy New Year!  To celebrate the start of 2015 we are offering our More Than Mobility customers a special January £50 OFF your next mobility order when you spend over £500*.

Please quote NY2015 when ordering online or by phone.

*£50 off available on all More Than Mobility orders over £500 when ordering between Monday 5th January until 31st January 2015.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

Happy New Year

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 by morethan

We wish you a very Happy New Year – let’s hope 2015 is a good and prosperous one for you and your family.