COVID-19 Tips for wheelchair users

COVID-19 Tips for wheelchair users

2020/04/21

Greetings from Beneficial Designs. My name is Peter Axelson. I am a wheelchair user, designer, and engineer, and I am reaching out today with important information regarding COVID-19 precautions to be taken by wheelchair users.

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Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

2018/11/20

Yoga is a spiritual and physical discipline celebrated for its positive influence over health, pain relief, and relaxation. Practicing yoga is beneficial for people of all abilities, body types, and fitness levels. It is credited for reducing aches and pains, and promoting general wellbeing and positive mental health.Yoga is a very adaptable exercise, and can be easily practiced from a seated position or otherwise modified to your needs. Because of this, it is highly suitable for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. There are numerous adapted yoga positions which can be incorporated into the physical therapy or exercise routines of people with disabilities.

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Multiple Sclerosis and living life to the fullest

Multiple Sclerosis and living life to the fullest

2018/04/25

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin sheath, a protective layer that covers nerve fibres, causing damage to nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Deterioration of the nerve cells limits communication between certain parts of the nervous system and consequently leads to the development of physical and cognitive problems.

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Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

2018/01/08

It is important to know the causes and effects of spasticity in order to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.Spasticity is a velocity-dependent disorder of the stretch reflex that results in increased muscle tone and exaggerated tendon jerks (Lance, 1980 cited in Physio-pedia.com)

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