Posts Tagged ‘walking aid’

TAIMA Ultra Lightweight 4 Wheel Rollator

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 by morethan

The NEW TAIMA ultra lightweight 4 wheel rollator is available to buy in our Plymouth store.   Since arriving earlier this year it has become a very popular lightweight rollator with all the practicalities of a walking aid but with a stylish look and feel.

Aluminium frame so it is very lightweight and compact and easy to fold.   They are easy to fold and have comfortable ergonomic grips making it east to manoeuver and very stable when in use.

  • Lightweight side-folding frame which stands alone when folded; compact for transportation & storage
  • Designed for indoor & outdoor use
  • Height adjustable hand grips
  • Includes removable bag, walking stick holder, canvas seat, flexible strap backrest & hand brakes
  • Product weight 6.6kg
  • Large soft foldable seat storage bag
  • Reversible & comfortable folding back rest
  • Easy adjustable hand brakes
Available in two sizes – Small and Medium.
Do pop into our Plymouth store to try or take a look.
Best wishes
More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility

Moving and Handling Mobility Products

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we sell a range of moving and handling mobility equipment ideal for use in your own home or in a care homes to help patients/residents who struggle to get around independently or require assistance and to ease the difficult task of transferring people with reduced mobility.

If you look after someone with an illness or a disability, you may need to help them move around i.e. getting in and out of bed, chair, car, bath, etc. It’s essential that you use these products to help moving safely so you do not hurt yourself or the patient.

Below are some products specially designed to assist.  Prices start from a little as £6.99.

  • Leg Lifterhelps with lifting legs.  Ideal for use after hip replacements.  Also thigh lifter available.
  • Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.
  • handy handle Easy to fit to existing seat belt.
  • Flip a Grip – sturdy doorway support handle to assist with steps and transfers in the home.
  • Handy Handle – helps to stand/pull up and eliminate arm pulling.  Requires less energy to stand.
  • Turn Pad – low friction discs slide against each other to help you get in and out of chair or car seat.
  • Transfer Board and Transfer Belt – supports transfers to reduce risk of strain on carer.
  • EZ Stand and Goideal for individuals who have trouble from standing from a sofa, chair or recliner. Helps you stand with confidence without having to buy a rise and recliner chair.stand and go
  • PT Bed Cane – makes it easy to sit up and get in and out of bed.
  • Bath Lift – lightweight bath lift to help you get in and out of bath.

Please visit our website for our other great moving and handling products that we have available.

Best Wishesbed cane

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Benefits of Walking Daily and Walking Aids

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by morethan

We recently had some good feedback from Jenreviews.com about one of our previous posts about keeping fit with walking football. Jen has recently completed a detailed, up-to-date 7,000 word guide on 50 amazing health benefits of walking daily, according to science.

To view her full guide you can see it online here or alternatively here are a summary of some of the main benefits to walking daily:

  • Walking can trim your waistline and reduce excess weight
  • Daily walking can improve your heart rate and manage high blood pressure
  • Reduce arthritis pain
  • Improve mental attitude
  • Improve your balance and co-ordination
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Helps build up strength and prevents falls for older persons
  • Helps with regular bathroom habits

Here are More Than Mobility we also recommend that you try to get out and about for a walk each day even if it just around the garden.  If you or a loved one are struggling with walking and are having difficulty getting about and it’s stopping you from doing things you want to do, then do consider getting some walking aids to help.

Walking aids can vary from a walking stick, crutches, cane seats, walking frames (tri-walkers or 4 wheel rollator with seat) or travel walkers.  We offer lightweight aluminium mobility walking aids in a wide range of models and sizes, so you are sure to find the right walking aid for your needs and your budget.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Struggling with Walking? Take a look at our Walking Aids!

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by morethan

If you or a loved one are having difficulty getting about and it’s stopping you from doing things you want to do, then do consider getting some equipment to help.

We at More Than Mobility have a range of lightweight walking aids available. Weather you have an illness or muscle problems we have the walking aid to suit you. Repeated use of a walking aid can lead to changes in your abilities. The significance of these changes will depend on whether you are likely to use the walking aid for the long term or are recovering from an injury / condition and wish to discontinue or change your walking aid in future.

Walking aids can vary from a walking stick, crutches, cane seats, walking frames (tri-walkers or 4 wheel rollator with seat), travel walkers or zimmer frames.  We offer lightweight aluminium mobility walking aids in a wide range of models and sizes, so you are sure to find the right walking aid for your needs and your budget.

If you do decide to get a walking aid then aim for something that makes you feel safe and that helps you get around as naturally as you can.  You might also choose different equipment for different purposes i.e. you might find a walking stick is fine for indoors but you need a tri-walker or rollator to go to the shops.

Walking aids may help with one or more functions including:

  • Provision of greater stability and balance
  • Facilitate your walking pattern in terms of speed and evenness of stride
  • Help maintain an upright body posture
  • Increase your confidence in your walking ability
  • Weight redistribution – some of the weight carried through the legs when walking is transferred through the arms of the frame or stick as it is leant on for support.  This may help reduce pain in the joints, muscles and ligaments in the lower limbs.

Please check out some of our best-selling walking aid products below:

  • Walking Stick – foldable and adjustable walking sticks in choice of colours
  • Zimmer home walking frame – trustworthy, reliable and stable for use in and around the
  • home
  • Tri-wheel Walker – lightweight adjustable 3 wheel walker with carry bag
  • X Fold Rollator – 4 wheel rollator with seat – folds easily into compact size – perfect for when out and about and putting into the back of the car

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

In the wake of last month’s 5p plastic bag charge have you considered our innovative shopping trolley!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by morethan

From last month shoppers are being charged 5p for every new plastic bag they use at large stores in England. Therefore have you considered getting our innovative shopping trolley with a built in seat and kerb/stair climber to help you with your shopping as well as allowing you to take a seat when needed?   Perfect for customers suffering from mobility issues and also saves on those shopping bag charges!

Why has the 5p plastic charge happened?

The number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets in England in 2014 rose to 7.64 billion – 200 million more than in 2013.

Figures collected by waste-reduction body Wrap, on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), show that the figure has steadily increased for the past four years.

Campaigners argue that the bags blight streets, spoil the countryside, and damage wildlife, seas and coastline.

Over the next decade it hopes the charge will create:

  • £60m savings in litter clean-up costs
  • £13m in carbon savings

Where is the money going to?

Initially to the supermarkets. This is not a tax and the money raised by the levy will not go to the government.

Retailers will need to report to ministers about what they do with the money, and the government will publish this information each year.

Does the charge involve all plastic bags?

No – the charge applies only to shops or chains with 250 or more full-time employees. Plastic bags at airport shops or on board trains, planes or ships, will not be included, and neither will paper bags.

There are a few very other specific exemptions. You will not be charged for plastic bags if you’re buying:

  • live aquatic creatures in water
  • unwrapped blades, including axes, knives, and knife and razor blades
  • uncooked meat, poultry or fish
  • prescription medicine
  • unwrapped loose seeds, flowers, bulbs, corns, rhizomes – as in roots, stems and shoots, such as ginger – or goods contaminated by soil, like potatoes or plants
  • unwrapped ready-to-eat food for animal or human consumption – for example, chips, or food sold in containers not secure enough to prevent leakage during normal handling

More Than Mobility would like to support the world’s problem with plastic landfills by showing you this innovative shopping trolley we have for only £32.99.  A great way to visit events or do your shopping with a handy seat whenever needed.  No more struggling up kerbs or steps with heavy old fashioned shoppers as the clever triple wheel stair climber makes short work of steps and kerbs.    A perfect gift to yourself or even a present for a loved one this Christmas!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Guidance on Getting an Electric Wheelchair/Powerchair

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by morethan

The consumer research charity Rica, has published a new guide called “Getting a Powered Wheelchair: a guide to help you choose” – available free online and in print. Between April and July 2014 Rica surveyed 374 disabled people, asking them for their views and experiences of choosing, funding and maintaining a powered wheelchair.

This guide provides unbiased and practical information about:

  • paying for a powered wheelchair, including funding options
  • getting assessed for and how to find out about products on the market
  • types and features of power-chairs and electric wheelchairs

It also provides real life stories by electric wheelchair & powered wheelchair users and a list of useful organisations that can provide further information and support.

Rica asked disabled people about:

  • getting information and advice on choosing a powered wheelchair or electric wheelchair
  • the assessment process
  • funding for a powered wheelchair
  • maintenance and after-sales service
  • any barriers they experienced

Dr Phil Friend OBE and Rica Trustee said: “As an experienced wheelchair user, I know that choosing and buying a powered wheelchair is a crucial decision and it’s important to get it right first time. There are no independent product tests, meaningful reviews or simple guidance to help people through this daunting and often confusing process. Services and support vary depending on where you are, what you need and what funding is available. With more than 300 models available, getting the right one to suit individual needs is vital and this where the new Rica guide can help.”

The survey of 374 powered wheelchair users found that disabled people and their families often struggle to:

  • Locate relevant information about funding options – 48% didn’t get the right information
  • Make an informed choice about provision – over a third (37%) get no assessment
  • Get value for money when buying and maintaining their powered wheelchair – 32% had to fund their own powered wheelchair completely themselves with a quarter (26%) being turned down for NHS funding.

Rica’s report follows a few recent developments in wheelchair services:

  1. My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life is an online campaign which aims to transform wheelchair services for users and their families
  2. The Right Chair, Right Time, Right Now campaign aims to raise awareness of issues in wheelchair services: “There are around 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, roughly two per cent of the UK population, and whilst some people receive a good service too many have to wait too long for a wheelchair or to receive a wheelchair that is suitable for their needs”
  3. CECOPS, an independent social enterprise that aims to raise the standard of wheelchair services has introduced comprehensive standards and accreditation guidelines.

More Than Mobility understand how powered wheelchairs have the potential to help many disabled adults to be moreindependent and the correct supportive seating can reduce the need for future medical interventions. We currently have offers on our power-chairs with savings of up to £200!  Do take a look at our electric wheelchair & powerchair range.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month!

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by morethan

It’s June and Motor Neurone Disease Association is holding a special month of awareness.   More Than Mobility are supporters of this charity here in the UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association and would like us to help raise awareness of this terrible disease.

MND is a life-changing illness and help is available for everyone, whether you are living with MND or close to someone who has been diagnosed. The association says that between 80 and 95 per cent of people with MND will experience communication problems and with that in mind is working hard to ensure they all have their voices heard. The association says that people with MND find it hard to explain the condition to people, including healthcare professionals.

People with MND say that spreading the word can be a powerful way to keep their voice, when their own might be getting fainter.

Facts about MND are:

  • MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
  • MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
  • Half of people with MND will die within 14 months of diagnoses.
  • There is no cure.
  • For more information go to: www.mndassociation.org

There are lots of ways to get involved during the month including helping to raise money to support people suffering from this condition. You can simply donate, become a member of the group to show your support, or you can take part in fundraising events.

More Than Mobility would like to make sure that the journey through Motor Neurone Disease is as comfortable as possible so we have special offers on mobility products this month including:

Click here for more information of our June mobility offers.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility supporting Stroke Awareness Month!

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility have been long supporters of The Stroke Association and this week marks the beginning of Stroke Awareness Month.

Organisers, The Stroke Association and More Than Mobility are keen to raise awareness for this campaign and there are a whole range of services and documents available for you if you know somebody who has had a stroke or if you yourself are recovering from having a stroke.

Visit the Talk Stroke page for support via a forum.  It’s a place where you can meet other people affected by strokes, share stories and experiences and find out what has worked for others, providing each other with support and information.  You can discuss the latest research, share fundraising ideas or how to get involved with campaigning.  Alternatively if you require specific information you can call the stroke helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email info@stroke.org.uk.

More Than Mobility would like to make your recovery from stroke as easy as possible, we stock a wide range of mobility products catered to recovering stroke patients. Visit the More Than Mobility website for Stairlifts and those crucial Daily Living Aids supporting you on the road to recovery.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Walking everyday could help delay disability

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by morethan

Older adults could delay the risk of developing a disability and enhance their quality of life by taking a 20 minute walk daily.

Reduced mobility (the ability to walk unaided) becomes more common as we age and is a risk factor for illness, disability and hospitalisation.

US researchers followed the progress of over 1,600 men and women aged between 70 and 89. All were leading lifestyles with little or no physical activity at the beginning of the study, putting them at an increased risk for mobility-related disability.

The participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups and were monitored over the course of two years. The first group took part in a moderate-intensity physical activity programme, while the second group took part in a health education programme that focused on topics related to ageing.

The researchers found that the risk of major mobility-related disability fell by around 18% among those who took part in the exercise programme. They were more capable of walking unaided for about a quarter of a mile than those in the other group.

Overall, undertaking just a 20-minute walk every day had a beneficial effect.

Here at More Than Mobility we would like all elderly people to enjoy independent living and would encourage you to take that 20 minute walk daily.

However if you do have mobility issues then see our walking aids and rollator products.

More Than Mobility Team
www.morethanmobility.com