3 Outdoor Adaptive Activities in a Wheelchair

3 Outdoor Adaptive Activities in a Wheelchair Staying active and exercising regularly are key for maintaining physical and mental health. Beyond adaptive sports like wheelchair rugby, tennis, basketball, and many other intensive sports, there are a number of ways to stay active. We’ve put together a list of three amazing activities wheelchair users can enjoy to…

Belle - staying cooling whilst dog walking with wheelAIR

Belle S.H. – staying cool whilst dog walking (& more) with wheelAIR

Belle Sherratt Holman – staying cool whilst dog walking (& more) with wheelAIR Age: 30 years old Job: Volunteer prop maker and model Condition: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with hyper-mobility. My chronic pelvis pain syndrome means I use wheelchair over distances 10 meters. I would describe myself as quite a colourful individual – and not just in hair colour!…

Tom Wells – staying cool in the holiday sun with wheelAIR

Name: Tom Wells Age: 48 Condition: Spinal cord injury – permanent paraplegia at T5/T6 vertebral level Occupation: Hospital doctor – Consultant Medical Oncologist Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst on holiday to La Gomera in the Canaries Tom used the wheelAIR for staying cool in the holiday sun. The wheelAIR was put to the test in 28°C heat whilst Tom visited…

Jamie Hamblin - bespoke wheelAIR case study

Jamie Hamblin – staying cool with his bespoke wheelAIR

Name: Jamie Hamblin Condition: Learning disability, paralysis of the right leg, epilepsy and severe eczema Tested the wheelAIR: Every day since the onset of summer and the heatwave Jamie lives in a Choice Care Group care home in England for adults with complex needs. Jamie experiences numerous problems associated with overheating. He also has a uniquely designed wheelchair…

Jay Anderson - wheelAIR case study

Jay Anderson: staying constantly comfortable with wheelAIR

Name: Jay Anderson Age: 46 Condition: Spina bifida – operational spinal cord injury Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Jay was one of the first people to use the wheelAIR last summer, when she was a key feature in our product video. Jay is a sports…

Samanta Bullock blog - why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person

Samanta Bullock: “why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person”

The wonderful Samanta Bullock now has a wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion. She has since written a fantastic blog post about why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person! Samanta Bullock is a model, an ambassador for Parallel London and Fashion Inclusivo, former Paralympic tennis player as well as a public speaker. A force to be reckoned with by…

Gemma Lumsdaine - wheelAIR case study 3

Gemma Lumsdaine – staying cool during training with wheelAIR

Name: Gemma Lumsdaine Age: 20 Condition: Cerebral Palsy Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Gemma started using the wheelAIR whilst she modelled for our summer photoshoot. Having played wheelchair sports from a young age, she is now a key member of many sports teams around the UK.…

Joe McAlpine - wheelAIR case study

Joe McAlpine – staying cool on holiday with wheelAIR

Name: Joe McAlpine Age: 36 Condition: Neurological Tested the wheelAIR: During his week long holiday to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Joe took his wheelAIR on holiday to Gran Canaria – where temperatures averaged around 28°C – to help him stay cool in his wheelchair. He now considers the wheelAIR to be a holiday essential. Read…