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impact of coronavirus on disabled people

The Impact of Coronavirus on People with Disabilities in the UK

Coronavirus, once labelled “a great equaliser” by pundits, has been anything but fair. The people most impacted by COVID-19 are the same groups that fare worst in any national crisis: the most vulnerable. People with disabilities are at greater risk of infection, complications and death caused by the virus – and months of strict lockdown for the most vulnerable group in our society has taken a toll. In one of the strangest years in history, what will the legacy of lockdown be among people with disabilities in the UK?

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Amicapsil for Treatment of Pressure Sores

Have You Heard of Amicapsil for Treatment of Pressure Sores?

Having become paralysed nearly 27 years ago, and sustaining my first pressure sore to both heels within 12 hours of my paralysis, I am all too aware of the impact skin breakdown has on someone. It affects access to rehabilitation and an inordinate amount of time is spent on bed rest. It can cause future complications and vulnerabilities around the scar tissue – and lastly, it has a huge impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing.

That’s just the impact a pressure sore has on one individual. The impact it has on NHS resources and funding reaches significantly farther.

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exercise with spinal cord injury

Exercising with a Spinal Cord Injury

Your health and fitness goals, diet and exercise regime may change after a spinal cord injury – but with time, patience and the right approach, you can find new ways of staying strong and healthy. 

Why Exercise After SCI?

Some people may find wellbeing and exercise after a spinal cord injury becomes even more important to your body than pre-injury. Your body goes through changes at every stage in life and your SCI needs may change at these different stages, too.

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