As a teenager Jess Quinn did all she could to disguise her prosthetic and pass for “normal.” Today she embrasses her uniqueness and inspires other amputees through social media.
Did you know there are 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand? There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but the good news is many symptoms associated with the condition can be managed, and assistive products can help with independence.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a range of respiratory conditions including emphysema, chronic asthma and bronchitis. Mobility support and assistive equipment can make everyday tasks easier.
Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.
Back pain can have a significant impact on day to day life. As with most injuries, prevention is better than cure, so reduce your risk of developing back pain with these tips and read about assistive aids to manage pain and stay active.
Shannon Clement is an Auckland mother of two pre-schoolers, one on the autism spectrum and the other not. She is married, works part-time in online marketing and has been diagnosed with autism (ASD). She shares her top tips for coping with Christmas.
When keen Hamilton e-cyclist Lloyd Morris realised his hearing aids weren’t performing as well as he’d like, he wanted independent advice about what to do next.
It’s not always easy to stay active in the cooler months, but winter time is precisely when we should keep moving.
It’s important to eat well to maintain physical and mental wellbeing. So, if you’re finding it difficult to make your own, healthy meals at home, take at look at some of the places you can get support.
It’s important to see your doctor when you need to. Regular check-ups and keeping up to date with your medication may mean you’ll avoid health problems and complications.