Author Archives: Lizzy Parsons

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca PWC

Rebecca came to Willaid through her NDIS funding after having seating difficulties with her current powered wheelchair. Rebecca who has spina bifida and pronounced kyphosis of her spine was struggling to stay seated in her current wheelchair due to discomfort in the backrest. Over time the foam inserts in Rebecca’s back rest, initially there to […]

For all your Compression Stocking needs

Sigvaris Stockings Socks

Compression Stockings or Socks apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. The stockings help your blood vessels work better, the arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flows freely. The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your […]

Looking for a Father’s Day Present?

Scooters out and about

Look no further than a Mobility Scooter! Why your loved one may appreciate a mobility scooter this Father’s Day : Increased Independence Particularly for those that are no longer able to drive, a scooter can be the key to access to the community, seeing friends and popping to the shops! The psychological benefits are huge […]

Making life easier following hip or knee replacement surgery

Knee and Hip

Many clients come into the showroom and talk about the rest time they are going to have in bed following their hip or knee surgery……umm sorry to disappoint but there might not be as much rest time as you think! These days movement is the key and Physiotherapist’s will get you up either the same […]

Pressure Injury – How to avoid the iceberg effect

Iceberg Effect

Do you ever sit on your sofa at night watching the TV when you realise that you need to readjust position to sit more comfortably? Or do you lie in bed for a period of time and realise you have been lying on your arm too long and need to move? Have you ever thought […]

Dreamline BAC System

Dreamline BAC

Maintaining correct posture in a wheelchair is one of the key elements to achieving improvement in mobility, functional performance, increased energy efficiency and the reduced risk of long-term health issues, just to name a few. It is important to remember the definition for ‘correct posture’ as it is individual for everyone and the wheelchair user […]