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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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June 17, 2021

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

May 18, 2021

A Tale About The Kettle That Went Viral

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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March 2, 2021

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March 2, 2021

The History Of Mother’s Day

Like many celebrations, it is often assumed that Mother’s Day was created in America. However, this particular day originated a long, long time ago. Join us as we take a look at the fascinating history of Mother’s Day.

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February 5, 2021

What Are Bathing Aids?

February 5, 2021

What Are Bathing Aids?

Put simply bathing aids are any pieces of equipment or mobility aids that will help you in getting in and out of a bath safely. As an occupational therapist probably the most common task that I see individuals having difficulty with, is bathing.

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January 4, 2021

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January 4, 2021

New Tier, New You!

Well, we made it to 2021! That should be a cause for celebration, but this year has got off to a muted start with the resurgence of coronavirus and dreadful puns. So, how about we look at some positive actions we can all take to keep us going through dark January, the month that seems to last for 64 days.

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December 18, 2020

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December 18, 2020

My Longevity: The App

Mylongevity uses medical records, lifestyle choices and other key data to give us an overview of the risk factors in our lives, and what that could mean for our future.

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December 8, 2020

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December 8, 2020

A History of Footwear and Socks – Centuries of Soles!

From thermal to moisturising to compression socks. We dive into the glorious history of these lower limb garments to celebrate them in the present day.

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December 4, 2020

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December 4, 2020

Enabling Communication – Deafness, Phones And Disability – A Connection

Telephones revolutionised communication, but none of this would have happened without the close link between phones and disabilities. Not sure what we mean? Allow us to explain.

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