Mobility Aids

Unsure if you should be getting a mobility aid or not? Feel a little bit awkward buying one? Or maybe you already have a few but none of them really fit you? You’ve come to the right place.

Here we discuss all things mobility aids from what the best one is to get, knowing when you should get one or upgrade and even how to pimp your mobility aid to match your style.

  • Getting family and friends to understand you’re disabled

    Getting Family and Friends to Understand You're Disabled

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    very body is slightly different and will react to medications in different ways. What works for one person might be a horror show filled with unwanted side effects for someone else and there is no way of knowing until you try the medication

    The problem we have is that most people’s understanding of disability starts and ends with wheelchairs and the idea that this is incredibly tragic. Because your family and friends love you, it means they fight extra hard to protect you from what they believe is a tragedy. But, as many of us in the disabled community know (or I hope we are learning), disability isn’t the suck fest that everyone makes it out to be.

    Yes, there are bad days and things we wish didn’t exist *cough cough ableism cough* but being disabled isn’t something to be ashamed of. For many in our community, identifying as disabled enables us access to the services and support we vitally need.

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  • Feeling confident as a visibly disabled person

    Feeling Confident as a Visabiliy Disabled Person

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    here is nothing quite like the first time you go out with a new mobility aid. ⁠It doesn't matter if this is your first time using one or you've just upgraded from one type to another. The questions, stares and insecurities all come flooding in and leave you wondering if you really need it. ⁠For a non-disabled person, this can be hard to imagine, with the idea that only people with obvious limb disabilities require mobility aids still a common attitude.

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  • Walker Makeover

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    Boring mobility aids should be a thing of the past! One of the first things I did when I got my walker was to pimp it but what I didn’t realise was what a difference it would make in the way people treated me. Instead of the awkward ‘what happened?’ they instead just complimented me on my style and then talked to me like any other person which honestly was amazing.
     
    So here’s how to pimp your own ride!
    A black ugly looking walker (before hannah painted it)
    Hannah's leopard print and bubble gum pink walker

    Before

    After

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