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Category: Mobility Aids

29 Aug 2022

Putting your Best Foot Forward

Getting from one point to another is so important in our everyday lives, whether it's moving around the kitchen to prepare food, going to bed,...

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30 May 2022

A Mobile Hold on Independence in Later Years

For the elderly person (or person with reduced mobility) who lives alone, a mobility scooter will go a long way to keeping independence still in the...

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31 Mar 2022

Keeping on the Move with Mobility Aids

A special aid is a piece of equipment that allows a person with a disability to perform a task equally to a non-disabled person who does not need...

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25 Jan 2022

Walking Canes for Upright Comfort and Independence

Walking CanesWalking canes were originally the sign of a man's wealth and standing in society. Men posed with them, rather than use them as a...

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23 Dec 2021

Making a Wheelchair Yours

A wheelchair becomes a necessary piece of equipment for several reasons:temporary use, whilst rehabilitating from an illness or accidenttemporary...

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23 May 2021

The Wheelchair's Journey to Today's Choices and Designs

Crude design designs for a wheelchair were seen as far back as the sixth century in China.What was then known as an invalid chair was designed for...

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03 May 2021

Folding Mobility Scooters - A Gateway to Maintaining Independence

Limited mobility can reduce independence and mobility scooters can make performing tasks independently much easier e.g. visiting friends, or...

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03 May 2021

How a Shopping Trolley Bag Can Improve your Way of Life

Whilst shopping trolley bags are available to all, for people with mobility problems, limited lifting capacity and also elderly people, these useful...

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06 Apr 2021

Measuring up for the Best Walking Aid for You

Who Needs a Walking Aid?Each and every one of us can develop a mobility difficulty at some stage in our lives, whether it be by accident, illness,...

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04 Mar 2021

Invaluable Support from the Pressure Relief Mattress

What is a pressure sore?Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers and bed sores, happen when pressure is put onto a particular part of the body...

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21 Jan 2021

Which Wheelchair Ramp Is Right For You?

According to NHS statistics, there are over 1.2 million people who use wheelchairs in the UK. Of that total, around 800,000 use them regularly.As...

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29 Oct 2020

Things to Consider with Walking Sticks

Walking sticks are perhaps the most basic mobility aids. They assist with balance and provide a simple, easy to control support for those who need...

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16 Oct 2020

Rolling Over the History of Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs and ramps are vital pieces of equipment for those with severely reduced mobility. They provide a method to access the home and the wider...

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14 Oct 2020

Riser Recliner Chairs for Elderly People: All You Need to Know

For people with back problems or other physical conditions inhibiting mobility, raising and lowering oneself to and from a seating position can be...

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17 Sep 2020

Things You Should Know about Grab Bars and Handles

There are now numerous styles of grab rail available for people who require support to maintain their balance around the home. Here we'll run...

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08 Sep 2020

Six Must-have Aids for the Elderly in 2020

Innovation and new ideas drive the world of rehabilitation and daily living aids. As we get older, new challenges arise connected to the physical...

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11 Aug 2020

Getting Comfortable With Your Crutches

If you're using crutches for the first time because you're recovering from an injury, or due to a chronic condition, there may be things you...

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07 Aug 2020

Pill Boxes - Things to Think About When Organising Your Medication

Many people have health conditions that mean they need to take a lot of medicine, often on a daily basis. Keeping track of which pills you need and...

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13 Jul 2020

Maintaining Mobility With Physical Disabilities

Using equipment and devices to undertake day-to-day tasks may become a fundamental part of your routine if you have certain medical conditions or...

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16 Jun 2020

Captain Tom Moore's Walking Aid is an 'X Fold' Rollator

Essential Aids joins the world in congratulating Captain Tom Moore for his remarkable effort in raising tens of millions of pounds for the NHS. Now...

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05 Jun 2020

The Evolution of Crutches - From Ancient Egypt to Bill Clinton

Using equipment to help us undertake daily activities is an increasingly impactful part of modern society. It is a fact that people on average are...

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22 May 2020

How a Wheeled Walker Benefits Your Mobility

Using a mobile support frame can have significant practical benefits for people who struggle to walk unaided. Walking frames with wheels, often...

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12 May 2020

Guide to Maintaining Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Ramps

Wheelchairs need to be consistently maintained if they're to last and remain safe to use. If it is being used on a weekly or daily basis,...

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07 May 2020

Essential Aids for the Elderly - Incontinence Care at Home

Essential Aids has a fantastic range of incontinence care products, packed with items to provide the user with confidence, dignity and hygiene. Our...

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21 Apr 2020

Disability Aids Explained: What's Out There and How Can it Help?

The market for mobility aids in the UK has exploded in recent years. As the population gets older and awareness increases of the type of products...

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16 Apr 2020

Improve Your Mobility with Wheelchair Ramps and Accessories

There are a huge range of wheelchair accessories now on the market which all enhance greater independence for a variety of reasons. These...

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13 Apr 2020

A Short Guide to Types of Walking Aids Available for Elderly People

People in the UK are living longer than ever before. While it's nice to look forward to being around well into old age, it does provide its own...

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09 Apr 2020

All You Need To Know About Wheeled Walkers and Rollators

Walking aids with wheels can be transformative pieces of equipment for people with compromised mobility. They provide a moving support platform...

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17 Mar 2020

Walking Frames: Making Life Easier One Step at a Time

Walking frames offer excellent support if you're living with mobility problems or recovering from injury. They provide a mobile platform which...

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06 Mar 2020

Essential Aids' Guide to Manual Wheelchairs

For people who believe they may need a wheelchair for essential medical reasons, the first step is to talk to a GP. They will help you access a full...

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07 Feb 2020

6 Tips for the Correct Use of Forearm Crutches

Using crutches in the correct manner is important. Whether you are recovering from an operation or injury, or you need them for a chronic condition,...

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06 Jan 2020

Six Key Mobility Aids To Get From A to B

This is an introduction to the main categories of mobility aids designed to help someone walk without assistance. Living with certain medical...

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