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Ability Superstore Blog

Welcome to our blog, your one-stop resource for news, features and resources for living life to the fullest. View our articles on the latest mobility products and features with disability bloggers.

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August 25, 2021

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August 25, 2021

My Top 10 – Bathing Aids

Bathing aids and mobility aids aren’t just for elderly and disabled people – there is a wide range available, and there are aids for people of all ages, ability and health conditions. That blog led me to think that, with so much choice around, how helpful it would be if I let our customers know what I consider to be the top 10 of bathing aids and how they support daily living. So, here it is, my ultimate – Top 10 of Bathing Aids!

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August 19, 2021

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August 19, 2021

What Height Should My Bed Or Chair Be?

As an Occupational Therapist (OT), I am often asked, "What height should my bed and chair be?" I find that people think a bed low to the ground will be easier for them to get in and out of, but this is rarely the case. In general, having a higher bed, or chair, will make it much easier to get into, or onto.

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August 12, 2021

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August 12, 2021

Spotlight On The Paralympics: Boccia

If, like us, you got addicted to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and miss the daily rollercoaster of thrills, then fear not, because the Paralympic Games are just around the corner! Today we thought we would take a closer look at one of the lesser-known sports and a firm favourite here at Ability Superstore: The Paralympic sport of Boccia.    

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

Why Mobility Aids Are So Important – Case Study

For this blog, I thought I would share an example of the type of work that I do with you. This case study shows how a specific mobility aid has made a significant difference in a person's everyday living.

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July 14, 2021

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July 14, 2021

Zimmer / Walking Frames – All You Need To Know About These Walking Aids

My subject for this guide is the humble Zimmer Frame – a really helpful walking aid that has been around for years. 

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July 5, 2021

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July 5, 2021

Real Life Stories – Rebecca Laura

I had my first fall at the age of 28 – but I was young, a mum, a neonatal nurse, I’d run my first 10k earlier that year, I was fit and healthy… wasn’t I? The tale of how I was diagnosed with – Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

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June 17, 2021

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June 17, 2021

Walking Stick Accessories – A Guide To The Essentials For Your Mobility Aid

There is a reason why walking sticks are such a popular mobility aid – they provide excellent support when moving around. But what if there was a way to make your walking aid even better?

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June 14, 2021

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June 14, 2021

My Top 10 – Walking Aids

There are many types of walking aids available to keep you independent and mobile. Kate Makin (Ability Superstore's Occupational Therapist) gives us her Top 10.

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June 9, 2021

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June 9, 2021

Ability Superstore’s Mobility Aids Top 10s

Kate’s Top 10 is all about – Walking Aids – including items such as rollators, wheeled Zimmer frames, walking frames, walking sticks and walking canes with gel handles.

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May 18, 2021

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May 18, 2021

A Tale About The Kettle That Went Viral

It was another Monday morning and the Ability Superstore family were heading into the office to start another week. Now, Monday mornings are always busy, but nothing could have prepared us for what we faced on this Monday! Let us tell you all about the kettle that went viral.

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May 14, 2021

Dementia Action Week

May 14, 2021

Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week is from 17th to 23rd May 2021 and we thought we would look at what happens and how to get involved this year.

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May 11, 2021

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May 11, 2021

Ask Kate! Are Suction Grab Rails Safe?

Kate Makin, Ability Superstore’s resident Occupational Therapist (OT), writes the first of the ‘Ask Kate’ posts; a new regular feature where she answers your mobility aids queries.

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May 11, 2021

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May 11, 2021

Advice and Guidance – Ask Kate!

Our resident Occupational Therapist (OT), Kate Makin, has written a new feature which we’ve called “Ask Kate”. We hope that you will find this column useful and, if you’ve got any questions you would like answered, then please send them across to heretohelp@abilitysuperstore.com 

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April 29, 2021

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April 29, 2021

Folding, Non-Folding and Extra Stability Walking Sticks – All You Need To Help You Choose The Ideal Walking Aid

Choosing the right mobility aid is key to owning your independence. This blog gives you all the information you need to help you choose the perfect walking aid.

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April 23, 2021

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April 23, 2021

Independence, Confidence And Style – How Classic Canes Walking Sticks Can Help You Get To Where You Need To Be

Independent walking and a great sense of style are things we strive for. Walking sticks are a mobility aid that can help you get to where you need to be without support from anyone. Choosing a design that best says YOU is important – and our Classic Canes range certainly delivers with an amazing selection of designs for you to choose from.

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April 15, 2021

Mobility Aids – The Bigfoot Half Step

April 15, 2021

Mobility Aids – The Bigfoot Half Step

Surprisingly, the Big Foot Half Step isn’t a ballroom dance performed by a yeti. It is in fact one of the most versatile mobility aids we have ever sold.

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April 13, 2021

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April 13, 2021

How To Use and Adjust Folding Walking Canes

Do you know how to fold, or unfold, your walking stick? We’ve created this useful guide with simple instructions to help you make the most out of your folding walking stick.

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April 1, 2021

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April 1, 2021

How To Change A Ferrule On Your Walking Stick

When it is time to change a ferrule on your walking stick, it can be a little overwhelming with so many different types and sizes of ferrules available. So, this week we thought we would put together a handy little guide for you.

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March 17, 2021

How To Find The Right Mattress

March 17, 2021

How To Find The Right Mattress

Finding the right mattress is vital to getting a good night's rest, especially as we get older, and quite often have more considerations to take into account when it comes to finding the right mattress.

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March 4, 2021

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March 4, 2021

World Book Day 2021

There are so many international days that they do tend to wash over you like annoying adverts on the telly. We know they are on, but we just ignore them and move on. However, anything that encourages children and adults to read is, in our opinion, a worthy cause. So, what is World Book Day and how can Ability Superstore help you to enjoy one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures, reading.

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