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Choosing The Right Walking Stick

Choosing The Right Walking Stick

Which walking stick is right for you? When it comes to choosing a walking stick a lot of people don’t give it much thought, but to get the most benefit from a walking stick it needs to be suited to you, and your needs. Read a quick guide on the different walking sticks available.

Using Your Walking Stick

Using Your Walking Stick

When used correctly, the right walking stick can improve your balance and help reduce strain on your hips, knees, ankles and feet. It's important that the walking stick you use is set up to suit your needs. Read more for everything you need to know when using a walking stick.

April 2019 Sector update from Disabled Persons Organisation Coalition (DPO)

Here is the April Sector update from the  Disabled Persons Organisation Coalition (DPO) as reported by Independent Living Board Member, Martine Abel-Williamson QSM.
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Using a Bed Lever - Ministry of Health Recommendations

Using a Bed Lever - Ministry of Health Recommendations

A bed lever is designed to assist someone getting in and out of bed and moving from a lying position to a seated position and vice versa.  It is not designed as a restraint or to prevent falling out of bed.  Read our checklist to help you decide if a bed lever is suitable, compatible with your bed and environment. The checklist can identify potential contraindications and risks but may not cover every situation. For this reason we recommend you consult with an occupational therapist or health professional.

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