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Derry Hall

United Kingdom

Member since: Feb 02, 2019
Published articles: 38

Aids to Help Someone Rise from a Sitting Position

There are many disabilities which lead people to require new pieces of equipment in order to maintain their quality of life. There is an increasing variety of products available. One common problem is...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Apr 19, 2019
Avoid Furniture Surfing and Keep the Home Accessible

79-year-old Helena has lived for 20 years with increasingly severe arthritis. It causes her constant her pain and stiffness all over her body. It is a challenge for her to move around at home but she...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Aug 23, 2019
Benefits of Using a Mobility Scooter

Using a scooter gives people with mobility limitations a new lease of life and freedom. They provide a new source of transport which is both efficient and independence.Mobility scooters are a...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jun 08, 2019
Benefits of Using Shower Seats for Elderly or Disabled People

Unassisted bathing and showering can become difficult in old age. Fortunately a range of aids is available which make it easier and safer. Simply getting in and out of the bath are tasks which can go...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Mar 21, 2019
Case Study : Using Living Aids in the Home

Jean is 83 and lives alone at home in Stockport. She has arthritis affecting many of the joints in her body, making her life increasingly difficult. She finds that using certain aids to daily living...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities May 23, 2019
Choosing Correct Equipment if You Have Limited Mobility

Using special equipment can make a significant difference to a person’s quality of life in old age. As one’s flexibility and strength decreases, routine tasks become more difficult. Using the bathroom...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Apr 08, 2019
Choosing Using Rollators or Wheeled Walkers

As people get older, they often require assistance doing the things they once took for granted. Using modern equipment to help makes sense for a number of reasons. Many products are now available...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jun 13, 2019
Design of Disability Equipment Changing for the Better

The design of rollator walkers is an exciting area of change. New models have better wheels, lighter frames and smoother folder mechanisms. Because most people using this type of equipment tend to be...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Oct 19, 2019
Development of Modern Crutches

Crutches have come a long way from their earliest designs to the comfortable, lightweight models we see today. Their purpose remains as pertinent now as it was when they were first used hundreds, if...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Mar 15, 2019
Don’T Accept That Mobility Aids Have to Be Boring

People who use walking aids for long periods of time are turning to ‘pimping’ them in order to make them more personal and less boring. Standard issue models are usually functional in design and grey...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities May 07, 2019
How Cushions Help the Fight to Prevent Pressure Sores

Spending long periods of time sitting in the same position can lead to pressure sores. Using appropriate cushioning guards against the condition. Elderly people or those in rehab from illness or...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Mar 25, 2019
How Learning to Adapt to Disability Can Take Time and Courage

Many people talk about the psychological impact disability has on their lives. One big factor is how they mentally frame their condition and their self-identity. For someone used to living an...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jul 25, 2019
How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in the Bathroom

Specialist bathroom tools are useful for people living the issues old age can bring. Routine tasks like washing, using the toilet or brushing one’s teeth can become difficult. Luckily, there are...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jul 07, 2019
How to Aid Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is conducting more knee and hip replacement operations than ever before. Surgery in many cases provides ageing people with greatly improved mobility. But joint...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Oct 08, 2019
How to Make the Most of Wheelchairs

According to NHS figures, there are 1.2 million people using a wheelchair in the UK. With two-thirds of these using them regularly, there is a growing requirement for accessories to enhance them...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Oct 28, 2019
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Author Bio

Derry has been working in the mobility aids industry since 2003, acquiring a wealth of knowledge along the way. Before Essential Aids, Derry's background was in engineering. In his spare time he is a devotee of yoga and rare reggae vinyl.