Posts Tagged ‘Mobility Products’

How to Choose a Walking Frame

Monday, February 19th, 2018 by morethan

Walking frames are designed for people who need more support than a cane provides, but who do not require a wheelchair. walking frameWalkers allow you to place more weight on your arms, instead of your legs, and also assist with support and balance.

Most walking frames or Zimmer frames have the same basic design – four legs and a lightweight frame.  Walking frames are also available with wheels on the two front legs.

Hinged front leg frame

This design has the front section of the frame on a hinge with the back section of the frame. The folding mechanism is activated by pulling a ball which is mounted on a piece of string. When this ball is pulled towards you, the brace bar which runs around the bottom of the frame slides up. At the same time the front section moves inwards until the front and back legs meet.

This type of mechanism is easy and intuitive to use but does not result in a completely flat frame when folded. However, it does reduce the size sufficiently to get the frame into a car boot or to store in a wardrobe for example.

Side folding frame

This type of folding Zimmer frame has a different frame to the traditional Zimmer. Instead of the frame narrowing to the front, these frames are the same width at the front as they are at the back. To fold the frame, a locking catch must be depressed using the palm of your hand on the bar which runs across the front of the frame. This allows each side to be folded in to meet the front section. When folded, this type of frame is flat and more space efficient.

Forearm Zimmer Frames

This type of frame is essentially the same as a standard Zimmer but with forearms troughs rather than handgrips. This allows you to transfer the weight through your forearms rather than your hands. This will be particularly helpful if you have painful or arthritic hands and find gripping the frame difficult. The position of the trough and the upright hand grips are adjustable.

Reciprocal Zimmer Frames

A reciprocal Zimmer frame operates with a pivot mechanism for each side. This allows you to lift up and move forward one side of the frame at a time. This tends to be more in step with how you walk naturally and may feel more intuitive to use. However, careful consideration should be given to how much weight is being placed on the frame and whether having one arm forward of the other may create difficulties.

To see our full range of walking frames and rollators please see our website.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Cosyfeet: Check out these Warm & Comfortable Shoes & Slippers

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 by morethan

Cosyfeet Extra Roomy Footwear is designed to be the most comfortable footwear available for anyone withcosyfeet swollen or extra wide feet. They provide stylish footwear (slippers and shoes) for both men and women that over 11,000 Health Care Professionals recommend.

cosyfeet2Cosyfeet offer a much roomier fitting than the wide-fitting footwear you’ll find on the high street. Their footwear isn’t just extra-wide, its extra deep as well which means it’s very roomy. It’s also adjustable so it can fit a range of swelling from minor to very swollen.

More Than Mobility is pleased to be a Cosyfeet stockist in our mobility stores so why not pop into one our stores (Plymouth, Sidmouth and Northampton) and try these shoes for yourself.  Alternatively you can order online directly through our partner Cosyfeet’s website.

Women Footwear – full range of shoes, boots & slippers

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Men’s Footwear – full range of shoes, boots & slippers

Socks – lightweight, warm, diabetic & specialist socks

Hosiery – tights, stockings, hold-ups, ankle & knee highs

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Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

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Valentine’s Day & National Heart Month

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 by morethan

This Month is National Heart Month and for this year’s Heart Month the British Heart Foundation is encouraging everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).  Every single one of us has a heart which means every one of us is at potential risk.

Managing your diet, keeping fit, and watching your blood pressure are just a few important factors.   The British Heart Foundation’s webpage has information about heart diseases and how you can beat them.   And, don’t forget to get your free fundraising kit!

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Its Valentine’s Day today and from all of us at More Than Mobility we wish you a happy one. If you are looking for a movie to watch we have listed below some Valentine’s favourites:

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

SAVE £50: New Year Sales Offer Extended Until End of February!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 by morethan

We have had a fantastic response from our New Year Sale so we have decided to extend our New Year Sale Offer of £50 off when you spend over £500 at More Than Mobility until the end of February.

SAVE £50 off when you spend over £500 on mobility products through More Than Mobility online! Please quote NY2018 when ordering online or via telephone to claim your £10 off.

Choose from a huge range of mobility products from our website. We have everything from mobility scooters to rise and recline chairs and bathing products. We also have a range of disability living aids like alarm clocks and kitchen aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Cervical Cancer Week: 22nd – 28th January 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we have been long supporters of the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and this week we wanted to spread knowledge of this condition and how you can get involved.

The theme for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018 is “Reduce your risk”

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Cervical cancer can be prevented this means:

  • Attending cervical screening when invited
  • Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any
  • Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18
  • Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk
  • Knowing where to find support and further information

How can you get involved?

There are lots of ways you can get involved including:

  • Share your story: If you have been personally affected by cervical cancer or abnormalities and would like to talk about your experience to raise awareness then please get in touch
  • Use social media: Share your images on social media to help us spread the word about cervical cancer prevention
  • Get your workplace to sign up to Time to Test, a campaign which raises awareness of cervical cancer in the workplace and ensures female employees can have the time to attend cervical screening if they are unable to get an appointment outside of working hours
  • Join our #SmearForSmear campaign to help us spread the word about the importance of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer.

If you or somebody you know suffers from Cervical Cancer and has mobility or disability issues please visit the More than Mobility

website to see a huge range of mobility products. We have everything from mobility scooters to daily living aids and products for kitchen and bathroom.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Online Services from the NHS and Lloyds Pharmacy

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by morethan

Online Services from the NHS and Lloyds Pharmacy

There have been many reports this month of hospitals and doctor surgeries being full and herenhs at More Than Mobility we want to help alleviate this situation and share some services offered by the NHS and Lloyds Pharmacy that you could use instead if it not an emergency.

A report in the Telegraph states – “NHS Providers said there was now very little give in the system, warning of shortages of paramedics, GPs, and A&E consultants and nurses”.

Also recent television reports shows people calling for ambulance assistance when an ambulance is not necessarily needed and a visit to the local chemist or arranging a doctor’s appointment would have sufficed.

The 111 app run by the NHS and has recently introduced the brand new way to use NHS 111 online in selected areas in the country. Simply download NHS 111 from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Lloyds’ pharmacy has an online doctor service and offer prescription-only treatmentsonline without needing to see a doctor face to face. Watch the video on how the service works.

Lloyds’ can also arrange for NHS repeat prescription to be delivered to your door for FREE!

  • Free Sign Up, Free Reminders, Free Delivery
  • Supported By Our Expert Pharmacy Team
  • Hassle Free & Convenient
  • Safe, Secure & Discreet

Keep well and healthy but be mindful when visiting your local hospital.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility Sidmouth Store Motability Approved Dealer

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by morethan

Need a new mobility scooter or powerchair but cannot afford to buy one outright? The Motability Scheme has been designed to help disabled people, members of the Armed Forces and war pensioners lease a brand new mobility scooter or electric wheelchair as part of their Mobility allowance, funded by the government.

You may be entitled to join the Motability scheme if you receive any of the following government-funded allowances (with at least 12 months’ award length remaining):

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Use your Mobility or Disability Allowance and Lease a New Mobility Scooter or Powerchair from £16 per week through our More Than Mobility Sidmouth Store.

Benefits of the Motability Scheme are:

  • 3 years lease for mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
  • Batteries, tyres and breakdown assistance all included
  • Worry Free Insurance
    • Covers accidental damage and theft
    • No excess to pay
    • Third party liability and legal expenses cover
  • Worry Free Breakdown Assistance
    • 24/7 Get Your Home assistance
    • Covers accidents and breakdown
  • Worry Free Service, Maintenance and Repair
    • Call outs and home collections

Simply browse below to see our full selection of electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, then give our Sidmouth mobility store a call on 01395 519850.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobilitysidmouth.com

Stair Lift: Improve the mobility in your home with a new stair lift!

Monday, January 15th, 2018 by morethan

Are you or a family member struggling managing the stairs in your/their own home? Why struggle with stairs when a stair lift can give you back your freedom and confidence.  Installing a stair lift can greatly improve your independence, and allow you to continue living in, and indeed enjoying, all the areas of your home. More often than not, a new stair lift means there is no need to move home, which can be a very stressful and expensive.

At More Than Mobility we have a selection of stair lifts that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor. We have straight stair lifts, curved stair lifts and outdoor stair lifts all manufactured by highly reputable UK manufacturers.

Straight staircases satisfies the market’s need for guaranteed reliability, robuststairlift quality and a swift installation without compromising on safety and all at a very competitive price. Our Straight Stair Lift prices start from £1,250

A curved staircase can encompass a variation of designs, from spiral to fanned or half or quarter landings. Due to the individual nature of curved staircases the rails are custom made for each home. Our Curved Stair Lift prices start from £3,950.

The outdoor model is manufactured from durable and waterproofed materials allowing it to withstand external conditions. Whether you have difficult garden steps or an elevated sun deck or porch, an outdoor stair lift will bring your garden or front door within easy reach again. Our Outdoor Stair Liftstairlift prices start from £2,695.

Why Choose More Than Mobility?

  • High Quality Straight, Curved & Outdoor Stair lifts – made in the UK
  • LOW PRICES: from £1,250
  • LOCAL Service & Support
  • FAST Delivery & Installation
  • Comprehensive In Home Warranty

Please visit our website for full descriptions or call now for a free no obligation quote 0800 046 3949.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

New Year Mobility Offer: £50 OFF when spend over £500!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by morethan

Happy New Year – we hope you had a lovely festive break with family and friends and we wish you a happy and healthy new year.

Our New Year Sales are now on and we have a special offer for our regular customers:  SAVE £50 off when you spend over £500 on mobility products through More Than Mobility online! Please quote NY2018 when ordering online or via telephone to claim your £10 off.

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Choose from a huge range of mobility products from our website. We have everything from mobility scooters to rise and recline chairs and bathing products. We also have a range of disability living aids like alarm clocks and kitchen aids.

Please visit our website www.morethanmobility.com and also visit the special offers section for even more savings.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

*£50 off available on all More Than Mobility orders over £500 when ordering online or via telephone between 8th January until 31st January 2018.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by morethan

Happy new year from More Than Mobility! We hope you had a good time over the holidays. Now the holiday period has come to an end and the sales have begun we have some special offers available.

Deluxe Perching Stool

Height adjustable perching stool that has a padded seat and back rest for comfort, and angled, height adjustable legs that give a wide base for maximum stability and improved user safety.  Suitable for use in the kitchen or shower.   Was £55.99 Now £44.99

Handy Height Adjustable Trolley

Height adjustable trolley to help transport items from one room to another.   It can be used as a temporary table or sitting downHandy Height Adjustable Trolley for a meal. 2 easy to clean trays and angled handles to improve grip and stability. Was £45.00, Now £40.00

Bellavita Bath Lift

This bath lift helps with getting in and out of the bath.  Light and easy to install and operate.   Perfect for those who wish for ease of access to their bath without having to install a new bath or shower.  These motor driven bath lifts, which you control using a waterproof handset, will lower you into the bath and out again.  Comes with a supportive backrest and with angle back, allowing you to easily recline when immersed in the bath.  Was £275.00, Now £255.00Bellavita Bath Lift

Visit our website for the full range of special offers on mobility products that we have available.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com