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The Wonky Artist

The Wonky Artist draws from her bed

We were recently contacted by 10 year old Amélie who excitedly told us what great progress her mum, Rachel, had been making with some of our products. We chatted back and forth with Rachel, and discovered that she’d been on quite the journey since her injury; a journey that has seen her become a wife, mother and dog owner! The latest chapter in her life saw her bedridden with a severe pressure sore; however during this time she discovered a passion she never knew she had, which has developed not only into a therapeutic hobby but also a career. This…

Lockdown & Beyond With The Active Hands Crew

Although some parts of the UK are stuck doing the lockdown hokey cokey, the vast majority of us are now officially out and trying our best to resume our lives under the new social distancing guidelines. It will be impossible to forget however, the months we all spent under virtual house arrest, with the overall experience affecting each of us very differently depending on our individual circumstances. This is no truer than in the Active Hands offices, and after chatting to numerous staff members about lockdown, it is clear that we each had a very unique experience during these months, as…

Co-Existing With Covid

The New Norm…?  In my previous blog entry from April, which feels like a solid decade ago at this point, I confidently mused that by the time I got round to writing my next entry, all this Coronavirus nonsense would be «firmly in the rearview mirror»… …oh to be young and naive again!   Yes, I now find myself firmly at the stage where, with no miracle breakthrough on the horizon, rather than considering when we’ll get on top of this virus, I’m considering if we’ll get on top of it.  Life, although severely altered for the foreseeable future, must go on however, and last month saw…

A Promise to Fight – Stéphane’s story

Man gives a thumbs up from his recumbent bike.

«This is where Active Hands changed my life. The whole body can be worked confidently: the pectorals, arms, shoulders, back… I have access to machines safely. I can use dumbells, do pull-ups, the cable machine… and I know that I have other possibilities too.» 55 year old Stéphane lives in a small town in the South West of France in a house he shares with a friend. He describes himself optimistic, ambitious and stubborn… character traits that have proved to be hugely important in overcoming setbacks and tackling challenges in his adventurous life. 25 years ago, while working as a…

From Initial Despair, To Embracing The Chair

We have recently been in contact with Helen, a young lady from South Wales, whose life was turned upside down when a rare condition suddenly, and without warning, left her paralysed. She spoke honestly and openly to us about her initial feelings of despair, how she turned these feelings around, and how her positivity (along with a few handy gripping aids) is helping her reclaim her life and her independence. This is Helen’s story… As a young adult, Helen had always led an active life; enjoying both playing and coaching a variety of sports, socialising with friends, travelling, and generally…

A day in the life of a quad/tetra in lockdown

Eight weeks into lockdown here in the UK and life seems to be settling into a bit of a routine. In some ways, I have been trying to recreate things I’d normally be doing in the outside world using new technology… work, training, catching up with friends. At other times, I’ve been discovering the benefits of slowing down, staying in and taking up a new hobby or two (in amongst chasing after my two children, who are keeping things… interesting!). One thing I have rediscovered for certain is that having the right tools alongside me enables me to get on with life with much greater independence and,…

Life In The Time Of Corona

Diary of a Gimpy Kid blog entry

It seems positively ironic that in my previous entry I’d spoken about how uncomfortable I felt accepting help off strangers, and now it’s illegal to be within 2 metres of any of them… The moral of the story is be careful what you wish for!!

Looking After Your Mental Health in an Isolated World

Hands of different skin tones all reaching into a circle

We won’t pretend to be mental health experts, but we do have minds of our own and we’re feeling the pressure of the current situation too. We hope that the ideas in this article might go some way to helping you through this bizarre time. If you have any tips we’d love to hear them – let us know!   Connect… …any way that you can. Social distancing, self-isolation, lockdown… they’re scary-sounding words. BUT we’re lucky enough to live in a world full of alternative communication methods. Here are a few ideas: Video Calling. FaceTime, Skype, Zoom – there is…

C6/7 Incomplete Tetra with Tracheostomy *Suspected* COVID-19 Journey

Tess sitting her wheelchair outside

A big thank you to Tess for sharing her journey with *suspected* COVID-19 with us. Tess is a C6/7 Incomplete Tetra with Tracheostomy. We’re glad you’re feeling better. Over to Tess… I came into contact with someone who had just seen someone with a case of Covid-19 on 10/3/2020, and although this individual didn’t have any symptoms, I became symptomatic approximately 72 hours after this exposure. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be tested as luckily didn’t require hospital treatment, so this remains a *suspected*, not confirmed case. Despite this, I was told by healthcare professionals that it should be treated…

Are you in need of some extra day-to-day support?

In many countries of the world, people are now in complete ‘lockdown’, only able to leave their homes when completely essential. In addition, increasing numbers of people are needing to self-isolate for 14 days due to symptoms of coronavirus. As a result, it may be that those of us who rely on carers could find days when they cannot make it in to work. Whether you are facing this challenge, or simply finding that more time at home has made it clear just how frustrating some daily tasks can be, we have put together some of our best products to…