Rob with looped aids on various gym equipment. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, limb difference, stroke and more.

Getting Active With Active Hands 2017: Exercise 2

Activity: Weights machines Used in conjunction with: Looped Exercise Aids Beneficial for: Increasing strength, power and muscle tone in arms, shoulders and upper torso Weights machines can often be tricky for disabled gym goers to access, as most of them do not have removable seats, and so being able to use them will depend on …

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Rob with General Purpose aid - free weights. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, limb difference, stroke and more.

Getting Active With Active Hands 2017: Exercise 1

Free weights are the bread and butter of many people’s trips to the gym, especially if disability has meant that ‘leg day’ is permanently skipped! When this is the case, building up strength in your arms becomes absolutely essential, as having the strength and ability to lift yourself, do various transfers and push a wheelchair can often be the difference between complete independence and having to rely on others.

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In The Beginning Was The Word, and The Word Was God-Dammit-I’ve-Broken-My-Neck!

Hello, I’m Gareth and this is my shambolic attempt at a blog all to do with my life as a disabled or ‘differently abled’ person! I’ve never actually understood people who use that expression, “I’m not disabled, I’m differently abled!” Are you? Really? Surely if you were ‘differently abled’ then instead of walking you’d be …

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