Mobility

Is physical exercise good for me

Is physical exercise good for me

I believe that exercise is good for me and essential to having a good quality of life even despIte suffering from aDVANCED ms MS. It is an excellent activity to re-connect the mind and body before or after a long day of stress. My MS stops aerobic exercise, getting all hot and sweaty. Even just […]

Read More...

0 comments

Flexible walking stick holder

Flexible walking stick holder

Recently a friend wrote to me talking about this wonderful thing she uses to secure her walking stick onto her mobility scooter. “Foolproof” she said. I thought I would test it out and I did not expect to be so impressed. In every sense of the word this is a flexible walking stick holder. It […]

Read More...

6 comments

Ideal solution to an FES problem

Ideal solution to an FES problem

My problem is simple. How do I safely carry my Functional Electrical Stimulator (FES)? So many people with multiple sclerosis have foot drop and must use a FES to help with walking. I think Man’s Sports Waist Mobile Phone Pouch (Brown) keeps the FES is safe, secure as Idewell as easy to access. I honestly would not be […]

Read More...

0 comments

Trabasack Curved Lap Tray and Bag

Trabasack Curved Lap Tray and Bag

Trabasack Curved LapTray and Bag is designed for use on a wheelchair. Its a new concept, beanbag lap tray that you carriy like a bag and use it on your lap whenever you need it. The tray inventor is a wheelchair user who fully understands what is necessary to make it useful. You could say it […]

Read More...

0 comments

#ThinkHand Campaign for Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

#ThinkHand Campaign for Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

I attended the launch of the #ThinkHand campaign for advanced multiple sclerosis by Barts MS Health at the Bankside Gallery in Southwark on Thursday 22 February. I have advanced MS and this is a big step in the right direction. My multiple sclerosis I can still walk, but it is a very slow walk and […]

Read More...

8 comments

Three weeks of taking Fampridine

Three weeks of taking Fampridine

Friday, 22 December, I think that date will be etched on my memory for many years. Three weeks of taking Fampridine. I knew it’d helped me but the icy test was going to be measuring my new walking speed. Had Fampridine increased my walking speed enough for me to receive it on prescription? Three weeks […]

Read More...

7 comments

Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with significant mobility problems is not an issue, trust me. There is plenty of assistance at hub airports and it is there to help. I have done a shed load of flights as a disabled person. In 2008 I was at Gatwick doing an enormous walk to the departure gate and I fell over. […]

Read More...

6 comments

Capability for Work questionnaire

Capability for Work questionnaire

Every once in a while the postman delivers a letter and I think ‘Uh oh this could be trouble’. On the front of this letter in big black letters I was told ‘IMPORTANT INFORMATION THIS IS NOT A CIRCULAR’ and it was ‘PRIVATE &  CONFIDENTIAL’. The really important clue was the sender, printed on the back […]

Read More...

2 comments

Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

I suffer from advanced multiple sclerosis and I cannot walk or stand unaided. I use a variable height saddle stool, it makes my life so much easier. Now I can easily move around in the kitchen. What a change it has made to my life. Now I can move around in the kitchen doing jobs that […]

Read More...

8 comments

I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I have come to the conclusion that I need a Two Wheeled Walking Frame. Coming to this conclusion did not make me feel happy. Would a zimmerframe mean that I would be less likely to fall over? Am I a step closer to always needing to use a wheelchair? Is this another tipping point on my journey […]

Read More...

4 comments

Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair

Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair

The Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair is fun to use.  It’s small nippy and a new concept. It can be used both indoors and outside The Zinger is comfortable and it’s manoeuvrable; it can literally turn on a sixpence piece. The armrests on a zinger are optional. The basic model has no handle bar so […]

Read More...

18 comments

Essential Extras For The Topro Troja Rollator

Essential Extras For The Topro Troja Rollator

The Topro Troja rollator is a reliable walker if you have difficulty with balance Maybe you find walking difficult or struggle carrying items such as a plate of food. I have used these rollators for several years. I’m a happy customer. I am going to tell you about some essential extras for the Topro Troja […]

Read More...

0 comments

Non Slip Outdoor Step

Non Slip Outdoor Step

The Non Slip Outdoor Step is is a practical and clever idea. It instantly reduces the height of a step. The non slip outdoor step is ideal for giving you that little bit of added help when tackling large doorsteps. Its allowing you to take two smaller steps rather than struggling with one large step. All […]

Read More...

0 comments

Mobility challenges

Mobility challenges

MS is not a good disease and many sufferers have difficulty getting around. Shall we call these mobility challenges? We are all different Each MS sufferer has a unique set of problems the usual culprits are walking, mobility and balance. There are plenty more problems in case you were wondering. Here are some of my […]

Read More...

0 comments

Oarsome Crutch Grips

Oarsome Crutch Grips

Oarsome Crutch Grips are crutch grips that slide over standard crutch handles then mould to the shape of your hand. Oarsome crutch grips provide a shock absorbing cushion.  They relive the downward pressure felt on the palms of the hands, wrists and shoulders.Use crutches and you will understand how uncomfortable they can be on your hands. […]

Read More...

0 comments

Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-Ion Battery

A Lithium Ion battery is not heavy. The Lithium Ion battery for a Travelscoot weighs under 2 kg and you can travel about 10 miles on one charge. More good news, the Li-Ion battery has no “memory effect”, simply charge it up  as and when necessary. Similar batteries exist in your computer, mobile phone and […]

Read More...

15 comments

My New Travelscoot

My New Travelscoot

I received my new Travelscoot mobility scooter frame a few days ago. It is the  lightest folding mobility scooter, only weighs 18 Kg. I was really looking forward to trying it out. The new Travelscoot model has reverse gear and drum brakes but it has retained the ‘A frame’ design. The innovative unique hinge means […]

Read More...

148 comments

Dog COA Non-Pull Harness

Dog COA Non-Pull Harness

The dog COA NON-PULL HARNESS is a winner; it’s a harness that does stop dogs pulling. Easy to use simple to fit The elastic web and mesh that covers the dog’s chest stretches and allowes natural movement. This allows maximum comfort for the dog, whilst giving the handler total control. There are four simple things […]

Read More...

1 comment

MuSmate a walking aid for footdrop

MuSmate a walking aid for footdrop

I have foot drop in my left leg. When the problem started to be an issue I used the MuSmate a walking aid for foot drop. It stops me dragging my toes along the ground and tripping me up. Without the mechanical elastic device called a Musmate I could fall over very easily when walking. The Musmate […]

Read More...

1 comment

Disabled Toilet Radar Key

Disabled Toilet Radar Key

I travel up to London via Euston Station quite often, when I get there I often need to go to the loo or else I might get ‘caught short’. A Radar Toilet Key is needed to get into the disabled toilets. It is time get a disabled toilet radar key. Used to go to the public loos […]

Read More...

7 comments

MS Clinics, reducing missed appointments

MS Clinics, reducing missed appointments

South Devon Health Care tested a scheme at Newton Abbot Community Hospital for multiple sclerosis patients. Normally the patients would have to attend a clinic at Torbay hospital, approximately 10 miles away.  The trial scheme to give people with MS access to services at Newton Abbot Community Hospital  has resulted in fewer missed appointments. Specialist […]

Read More...

0 comments

The Luggie Mobility Scooter

The Luggie Mobility Scooter

I took a test ride on the Luggie mobility scooter at a recent Naidex show in Birmingham. As a piece of engineering I thought it was slick and well made. Extremely easy to fold down, just as easy to unfold so it can be ridden. I’m only able to compare it against the Travelscoot. Each […]

Read More...

30 comments

Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid

Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid

The Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid is a affordable and reliable. It has four wheels so this gives it very good stability. This lightweight rollator is ideal for daily use. It provides stability for those with a balance problem and it helps with mobility. It has a strong aluminium frame as well as a strong […]

Read More...

0 comments

Topro Troja Rollator

Topro Troja Rollator

The Topro Troja Rollator is a robust and reliable 4 wheeled walker. It is recommended to many multiple sclerosis sufferers who walk with difficulty and have poor balance. I have advanced MS and suffer from these problems. This rollator is good because it is light as well as robust. It is very easy to close up […]

Read More...

0 comments

Mobility Scooter Waterproof Cape

Mobility Scooter Waterproof Cape

It looks as though the wet weather is going to continue so get yourself a Mobility Scooter Waterproof Cape. Even if the rain does ease up (haha) its better to be prepared than get wet. This waterproof and windproof mobility scooter cape will offer you all round protection from the weather. It is designed so […]

Read More...

0 comments

Folding lightweight rollator

Folding lightweight rollator

The day has arrived when I absolutely need to use a rollator. I am finding it difficult to walk around the house safely. I have to ‘furniture walk’ to keep my balance. A poor sense of balance and footdrop because but I cannot lift up my left leg means it very easy for me to […]

Read More...

6 comments

80 year old Shropshire farmer continues to run his farm

80 year old Shropshire farmer continues to run his farm

Robert Mund is 80, determined to run his farm, and his mobility is restricted because of two hip replacements. He relies on a rugged mobility scooter to manage his herd of 40 cattle. I hope that I can be equally active when I am 80. Robert Maund, 80, from Betton Strange near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, is […]

Read More...

0 comments

The Topro Olympos Rollator

The Topro Olympos Rollator

I own a Topro Olympos Rollator it has four big wheels and it is designed to be used outdoors. It is a very stable rollator. The large wheels make it so easy to use when walking over uneven pavements, cobbles even gravel. It rolls along easily and smoothly. It gives me independence and improves my quality of life. […]

Read More...

2 comments

Travelscoot mobility scooter

Travelscoot mobility scooter

Travelscoot mobility scooter is lightweight, fun to ride and it has given me freedom and independence. What I am talking about? The Travelscoot mobility scooter has a range of about 8 miles and a top speed of 4 mph and it is an innovative design. It weighs about 18 Kg, turns on a sixpence and […]

Read More...

123 comments