Mobility aids 101 by Ardra Shephard from Tripping on Air

Mobility Aids 101

Navigating mobility challenges can be a journey with many ups and downs, involving a lot of self-reflection and practical decision-making. Taking the leap towards accepting the potential need for assistive devices can be a daunting step, given the internalized ableism and the societal stigma attached to mobility aids, that act as tangible hurdles in this … Continued

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Woman walking with a Rollz Motion rollator with seat at a beach

Choosing the right rollator for indoor and outdoor

Rollator with seat or air tyres for indoors or outdoors? Choosing the appropriate mobility aid is crucial when it comes to ensuring the safety and comfort of individuals who require assistance with their mobility. There are various factors to consider when making this decision, and one must weigh the unique needs and circumstances of the … Continued

Man using mobility aids in a museum

Mobility aids supporting disabled artists

Artists are said to perceive the world through different lenses, and it is their vision that ignites their creativity. In art, creativity flourishes when an artist’s vision transcends conventional boundaries, evoking deep emotions and inspiring profound introspection.

Man driving a Rollz Motion Electric wheelchair in a parc

How to use an electric wheelchair

When mobility issues advance, an electric wheelchair can be a great investment for your independence. However, note that driving an electric wheelchair is very different than using a manual wheelchair. It might require some practice before you get to master it.

Disabled hair stylist sitting in a Rollz Motion wheelchair

Disabled and Determined

According to the American Center for Disease Control & Prevention, one in four adults in the United States has a disability that affects their daily life. Despite being disabled, a highly respected hair stylist and beauty educator from Kitsap County has refused to add to these numbers.

Three people in this family have a disability

Three generations Rollz along

A quarter of all people have a disability, but in the Kits/De Winter family, that percentage is much higher. For grandfather Jan Kits (85), daughter Helene de Winter (59), and granddaughter Maartje Reggin-de Winter (29), living with a disability is normal.

Woman using a mobility aid for going to school

Mobility aids at school

“So young and using a mobility-aid?” Such a remark can really hurt, much like receiving a chronic illness diagnosis. Especially as age does not determine the onset or severity of an illness. Seeing young people with mobility aids at school should be just as normal as seeing elders using walkers while grocery shopping.

Man using a Rollz Motion rollator walker taking his disability at work

Disability at work

Receiving a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis is anything but easy. It’s life changing and challenging in so many ways – mentally, emotionally, professionally. You don’t want to give up your old life, but you do wonder how you are going to cope with it from now on.

Woman having holidays in Lapland with a Rollz Motion rollator

Tips for walking with a rollator in winter

Dreamy white landscapes, hot chocolate and the joy of Christmas holidays make winter time a wonderful season. For people with mobility issues however, walking with a rollator in winter can also be filled with anxiety.

Woman walking on slopes with a rollator

Walking on slopes with a rollator

It may seem difficult to walk up or down inclines while using a rollator, especially if fully leaning on it for support or when a slope is long or steep. Slopes are increasingly present around buildings, bridges, and parks to enhance accessibility to them.