Gareth on rowing machine with Looped aids. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, stroke and more.

Getting Active With Active Hands 2017: Exercise 5

Activity: Rowing Machine Used in conjunction with: Looped Exercise Aids Beneficial for: Increasing strength in arms, shoulders and upper torso; increasing stamina and cardio; overall fitness I find the rowing machine to be a particularly useful piece of equipment and one that can actually be used from a wheelchair. The seat and slider can be …

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Rob with d-ring. 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 3

Activity: Cable & pulley machines Used in conjunction with: D-Ring Aids Beneficial for: Increasing strength and muscle tone in arms and shoulders; maintaining suppleness and flexibility of joints; increasing stamina Cable and pulley machines are ideal for wheelchair users as you can often set them up at whatever height you want and do the exercises …

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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.

Josie Pearson using our pink general purpose aid to steady herself during competing in discus.

A New Year’s Inspiration: Josie Pearson

When Active Hands decided to make their general purpose gripping aids in hot pink Josie Pearson sprang to mind as the perfect person to test them out. A gold medal winning Paralympian with a spinal injury, Josie has shown great determination to reach success in a variety of sporting areas! Josie was involved in a head-on car …

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