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Five Tips For Coping With a Disabling Injury

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Five Tips For Coping With a Disabling Injury

It can be difficult for many disabled people to learn how to cope with a disabling injury at first. Whether you become disabled suddenly or gradually over time, adapting to such a drastic life change takes time and patience. Different people will experience different emotions and situations related to their disability, but there are some…

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Different Pain Management Techniques

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Different Pain Management Techniques

There are quite a number of people who experience pain on a daily basis. The cause may vary: it could be due to stress or strain, injury, or disease. Regardless, any pain that has been persisting for more than three months is considered to be chronic. Chronic pain may sometimes be defined particularly with the…

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Stress In The Workplace

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Stress In The Workplace

Stress can affect anyone at any time. Research has shown that work related stress can hit any level of a company and is not confined to one career sector, job, department or industry. The definition of stress that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) use is: “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or…

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If Disability Strikes, Would You Be Prepared For It?

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If Disability Strikes, Would You Be Prepared For It?

Many individuals have the “It can’t happen to me” attitude when it comes to an injury or illness, especially  individuals under the age of thirty. Unfortunately, research tells a different story. A survey has indicated that over 80 percent of people recently polled believed that they could do more than they are doing to prevent…

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Living With A Disability: Understanding Your Rights

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Living With A Disability: Understanding Your Rights

Living with a disability can pose difficulties and challenges.  However, there are laws set in place to help disabled people in areas such as work and education, to ensure they have access to the appropriate services and are not subject to discrimination.  Read on to discover more. Rights in employment The Equality Act 2010 has…

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The Benefits and Advantages of Wearing Orthotics

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The Benefits and Advantages of Wearing Orthotics

Orthotics is a field of medicine in which orthopedic devices are designed and built to serve or correct mechanical parts of the body that have been lost or do not work properly. Using orthoses, or the devices made in this field, adds support, functionality and sometimes corrects alignment and discomfort. These orthoses help guide and…

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3 Walking Aids To Help Regain Your Independence

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3 Walking Aids To Help Regain Your Independence

An accident that results in a loss of mobility can have a devastating effect on lifestyle. This is true at any time of life, and in the case of permanent or temporary disability. One of the hardest things about losing mobility is the accompanying loss of independence. If you can’t get around then it becomes…

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Why More Gyms Need to Cater for the Disabled

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Why More Gyms Need to Cater for the Disabled

The recent British success at the Paralympics thrust a spotlight onto the excellence achievable through disability sport, yet it seems many gyms are still largely inaccessible to people with disabilities. With poor access to buildings and facilities, many sport and leisure centres across the country are failing to consider the needs of many people who…

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Finding Work When You Have a Disability

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Finding Work When You Have a Disability

Being diagnosed with a disability can turn your world upside down. If you have had a disability from birth, then you may be used to dealing with it, but if the impairment is something that occurred later in life, then adapting can be more difficult. There are around 9 million adults in the UK alone…

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Getting Back to Work

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Getting Back to Work

Being disabled takes a lot of getting used to, especially if you’re like me.  My mobility has been slowly worsening due to my illness. A year ago I was able to walk with the aid of a walking stick, now I am in a wheelchair and it’s been driving me nuts.  All the little things…

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