Month: February 2016

Eight Home Improvements to Make Your House More Wheelchair Accessible

You face a big adjustment when making your house more wheelchair accessible. Often, it involved home improvement tasks you failed to consider. Here are a few essential for your review before making your house more wheelchair accessible.

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What to do if Your Wheelchair is Knocked Over While Transferring

For wheelchair users, transferring is one of the most perilous parts of the day. Whether you’re transferring to a toilet, a vehicle or merely the living room couch, safety and security are key. Wheelchair users often don’t have functional legs, which makes transferring that much more difficult – and dangerous. These folks have to rely on upper body strength and…

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How to Stay Safe While Using the Bathroom as a Wheelchair User

Here at Pants Up Easy, we talk about using the bathroom a lot. It’s not that we enjoy potty humor or anything, but the restroom is sort of the whole reason this company exists. Our founder Douglas Pearson has a good friend in a wheelchair (Paul), who always seemed to take too long in the restroom. Doug eventually got bold…

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Four Assumptions You Should Never Make About A Wheelchair User

There’s an old saying about assumptions that I shouldn’t repeat in polite company, but I’m sure you’ve heard it – basically, it warns us that assumptions can make us look foolish. And when you consider we live in a world of abundant information (thanks, internet), there’s really no excuse for making assumptions any more.

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Falling Out Of Your Wheelchair

Fear is an incredible powerful thing. Just think about what fear can accomplish – it can be a motivator, a distraction, a source of anxiety. We position fear as some kind of anti-dream; basically, if our dreams are the great things we want to accomplish, then the opposite of those things must be our nightmares; and nightmares are all about…

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What are Anti-Tippers?

America is a land of great opportunity, where any hard-working person with a smart idea and a strong work ethic can make it happen for themselves. Our free market means that if your product or offering is worthwhile, it has a chance to succeed. But it also means that there will be plenty of products that don’t quite fit the…

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Comparing the Different Types of Manual Wheelchairs

What makes up a wheelchair? Obviously a seat of some kind, along with two sets of wheels to propel you forward and backward. There are usually some handles in the back, so others can push you, and probably some armrests as well. Pretty straightforward.

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Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Programs in The Bay Area

You know who was a cool guy? Teddy Roosevelt. Our 26th president was a war hero, adventurer, fighter, and extremely resilient orator. He also loved the great outdoors, and extolled the virtues of physical activity. He would wrestle, box, hike and play tennis, even when he served as president.

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Are There Different Levels Of Paraplegia?

Finding simple answers to complicated questions can be difficult, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. I imagine you arrived here in search of answers on paraplegia, but you probably didn’t know exactly what you were looking for. That’s OK – by the end of this, I bet there’s a good chance your question will be answered.

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Do I Need A Lot Of Arm And Shoulder Strength To Use Pants Up Easy?

 If you take some time to check out our blog, you’ll find plenty of helpful information for wheelchair users and friends of wheelchair users. Adjusting to a life with disabilities is quite a challenge, and our whole mission is to make that life easier. That’s precisely why our company was founded.

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