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Rover 4 Wheel Drive Mobility Scooter – Battery Change

2 Comments 31 August 2010

Changing the battery on the Rover mobility scooter.

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What Are Mobility Aids?

No Comments 30 August 2010

What Are Mobility Aids?

Mobility aids are used to help people walk and move around more easily, they help enable mobility. Mobility aids are used when it is difficult for people to move freely by themselves, for example when a person gets older moving about can become more challenging and so aids are used to help them. It is not just the elderly who use mobility aids, any person with a disability may need to use a mobility aid as well. A person with a hurt or broken leg may need to use crutches to get about for a certain amount of time until the leg is healed, or they may need a wheel chair, there are numerous mobility aids that can be used to enable mobility.

What are some examples of mobility aids?

Wheel Chair – a wheel chair is probably one of the most known about mobility aid as they are seen about a lot for example in hospitals. A wheel chair is a chair that is placed on two large wheels. The wheel chair has handles at the back which allows for a person to push the chair along, or the person in the wheel chair can push the wheels around and maneuver the chair that way. There are many different wheel chairs you can buy today for example there is the standard wheel chair, the standard lightweight chair, paediatric wheelchair, and even wheel chair accessories such as chair waterproof covers and cushions.

Mobility Scooter – is an electric scooter. They are similar in nature to the wheelchair apart from they are electric and so no manual force is required and they have the steering handles in front of the chair. Mobility scooters are great to help people get about with ease, they can be easily taken apart for quick storage either at home or in the boot of the car. Most mobility scooters have a basket on the front which is great for storage for the rider to place their belongings, whether its their handbag, or the items they buy shopping, the scooter makes popping down to the shops as easy as 1-2-3.

Walking Frames and Walking Sticks – these are used to help people to walk who don’t feel comfortable putting a lot of pressure on their body. Have a walking frame or walking stick relieves some of the weight that is put on the body while walking. If a person has a hurt leg or knee for example they can use a walking frame or walking stick to help them along.

There are many more mobility aids available today these are just a few of them, sometimes people have a few aids and use certain ones depending on the activity, for example if it is a long day shopping then a mobility scooter would probably be best or if they are walking about the house then a walking stick is used.

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The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

No Comments 29 August 2010

The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

Living in a complicated, modern, technologically advanced and digitally revolutionised era, we have seen the more complex devices produced to the simplest of equipments improve in quality and functionality. From IPods to Mobile phones, through to stair lifts and electric wheelchairs we have certainly made things much easier for ourselves in terms of communication, entertainment and mobility. It is no surprise that those less physical able to move around independently have seen vast improvements in mobility devices and aids.


One of the more common and still modern mobility equipments is the mobility scooter, wheel chairs and electric scooter, which is not only a device for easy manoeuvring but also a good device for playing sports. Of course, you cannot play basketball or tennis with large mobility scooters; however, you can take part in many major sporting activities using a manual wheelchair. Top Paralympics athletes have shown impressive techniques to using a wheelchair when playing things like basketball, tennis and racing.


Mobility scooters should not be mistaken with electric wheelchairs, as they are two of different equipments. The only similarity is their ability to aid in manoeuvrability, however one is used more for internal use and the other is best used outside and for long distance travelling. These are not suitable for major sports and are only used for the sole purpose of migrating from one area to another.


Mobility scooters, although used only for moving and travelling long distances, are much slower and are good for people with weak upper body strength and physical disabilities in the legs. It is useful for people to use these for low key sporting activities such as golf, that require very little in mobility strength and is a light form of exercise. High impact sports is unsuitable mobility scooter users.


Wheelchair sports has grown to a massive scale, holding Paralympics sporting competitions and seeing wheelchair basketball champions begin to steal the limelight of world sports. The first wheelchair basketball game was founded in the USA of 1944, which was taken part by World War II veterans. This then spread across the globe with thousands of people taking part and spotting. This was also very quickly incorporated with the Paralympics, which was established at the same time by Ludwig Guttmann in England.


Wheelchair tennis was a sport that developed also in the USA and was founded around the late 1970s. This was not an easy development and required much more experimenting with optimising the wheelchair with playing tennis. The founder of wheelchair tennis was a young man named Brad Parks, who upon making a warm up jump on acrobatic skiing, injured himself and was made paraplegic.


Being a wheelchair user he experimented with playing tennis from his wheelchair upon hearing that athlete Jeff Minnenbraker had been playing tennis from a wheelchair. This sparked a strong interest for Parks and on his next rehabilitation session coincidently his therapist was Minnenbraker. They discussed playing tennis and this ensued with Minnenbraker providing Parks with tennis lessons. It became quickly obvious to Parks that a lightweight wheelchair was needed to play tennis and so they began developing design ideas.


Though this was a process, which took time, it soon gained much popularity and attracted fellow wheelchair users to take part. Eventually this became a global activity with the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis being founded in 1980. Since then this has become a popular sporting event, with competitions held every year. The International Wheelchair Tennis Federation was founded in 1989 with Brad Parks as the President of the project.


Sporting events such as these have made it possible for people with physical disabilities to feel more in control and independent.

Anna Stenning is an expert on mobility scooters, having helped people buy the right scooter and helped out in wheelchair sporting events.

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No Comments 29 August 2010

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Bags of Shopping in Norwich

No Comments 28 August 2010

(PRWEB) December 5, 2006

The city centre, with its large pedestrian areas, mix of quirky, independent shops, open-air market and spacious modern shopping malls make Norwich a unique shopping destination and it has recently been voted as one of Britain’s top 5 places to shop. Away from the city, market towns and villages provide the ideal opportunity to browse the range of individual shops in a relaxed, but vibrant atmosphere.

The many market towns around the city offer a wealth of shops with individual character and style. Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Aylsham are among the towns that still have a weekly market day, as well as occasional antiques and collectors fairs, farmers markets and auctions. Meanwhile, head out to Wroxham on the Broads and discover Roys, the world’s largest village store.

Norwich also boasts the country’s largest open-air market. Recently refurbished, the colourful stalls offer a vast selection of goods. The market is a great place to grab a snack while you browse around soaking up the atmosphere, you can also snap up a bargain.

The medieval alleys and winding back streets in the heart of the city form the Norwich Lanes. Lined with a fascinating range of specialist shops, The Lanes are a must for those looking for an original gift or that something extra special. Designer clothing, books, antiques and even teddy bears are among the many found here. Nearby, The Royal Arcade is home to delightful small shops, including the famous Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum.

High street names and large department stores are well represented in the central area and the city’s two major shopping centres, the award-winning Castle Mall and the Chapelfield shopping centre. John Lewis, House of Fraser, Boots, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams are among the well-known major outlets, as well as many fashion brands. Family-owned, Jarrold was recently named UK Independent Department Store of the Year.

Whether you’re after a bargain or searching for an original gift, you are sure to find ideas in abundance in Norwich.

What’s more a brand new shopping guide has been specially designed for anyone who loves to shop until they drop. The ShopNorwich map has been produced by VisitNorwich to promote Norwich’s wide range of retail experiences from department stores to independent boutiques.

It features 20 different retail areas across Norwich, each of which are cross-referenced on a map of the city, and also provides information on transport links, shopmobility, park and ride, and visitor information contacts. The ShopNorwich map has been designed to help visitors get the most out of their shopping trip to the city and promote its outstanding retail offer to the wider marketplace regionally and nationally.

Clare Packer, Marketing Manager for VisitNorwich, said: “Norwich is fantastic for its range of shopping and at last this new map will help visitors and shoppers uncover the different delights of the city especially the independent stores and the smaller specialist shops within the cobbled streets and alleyways of the Norwich Lanes. It showcases the breadth and quality of the Norwich shopping experience and we hope it will encourage visitors and shoppers to come to the area time and again.”

At the same time as launching the new ShopNorwich map, VisitNorwich has collaborated with VisitBritain and Now magazine in a national competition. The prize, for one winner and 3 friends, is a £5000 luxury shopping weekend in Norwich. Melanie Cook, Marketing and Web Sales Executive for VisitNorwich, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Norwich retail at its best we are delighted to be participating in this national competition. We have 22 superb sponsors from across the city providing prizes which include, luxury boutique accommodation, shopping vouchers, makeovers, hair styling, meals, drinks and beautiful gifts. The prizewinners will have an amazing time they will be totally spoilt and won’t want to go home!” To enter the competition which closes 8th December, visit http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk    

To find out more about shopping in the Norwich area and to request your free copy of the ShopNorwich map or to download it free from our website please visit http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk

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