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Tips To Stay Safe During The Winter Season

The winter season is in full force across much of the country. The blizzard cold weather along with the constant snow fall makes it tough on people with medical conditions. Don’t worry about the weather.  Allegro Medical has what you need to make your winter season less of a hassle and more of a small nuisance. Here are some helpful items that are both unique and will make your life easier this winter season.

Here are 4 items to lower your frustration this winter season:

Cane-Ice-Grip

Cane Ice Grip –Never feel worried about slipping or falling on an icy or snowy surface again. These winter hazards occur in any situation such as a walk to grab the newspaper, a trip to the movies, or a visit to the grocery store.  These falls can lead to a variety of injuries from cuts to broken bones and the elderly aren’t the only ones susceptible to these injuries.  The two most common injuries are twisted and broken ankles and broken pelvises 1. This one of a kind attachment has been made to help prevent these injuries and fits on any cane or crutch sized from 5/8” to 1” in diameter.

“I have been on crutches for 9 months now and I feel far more secure with the ice grips on the tips. We have a lot of ice and snow here and this product allows me access to outside when the need arises”

by Designer from Massachusetts

 

Fatso Tires Fatso Tire – Tired of getting stuck in deep snow in your wheelchair? This all terrain tire is designed to fit on most wheelchairs. The Fatso wheel assembly will enable you to take your existing wheelchair and turn it into an off road vehicle. These tires are great for the snow as you will glide over effortlessly making your mobility issues a thing of the past. Live in the mountains and have daily snowfalls? Live by a beach and would like to enjoy the water up close? Live in the desert and would like to venture off the beaten path? These tires will do you justice to expand your freedom in unfriendly wheelchair mobility situations.

 

 

Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Seat Cover

Sheepskin Wheelchair Products – Through my travels through the cold winters I have seen wheelchair users out in the harsh cold temperatures. I always ask myself what is keeping them warm from the cold winter chill? Many wheelchairs only come equipped with a thin leather or poly/vinyl seat so this is a access point for the cold weather to penetrate one in a wheelchair. Sheepskin seat covers have excellent insulating properties which will keep your body warm and your behind comfortable.  Sheepskin chair covers have more benefits than just staying warm. For those with allergies, sheepskin is considered by the medical profession to be hypoallergenic 2.  Also one can be susceptible to pressure ulcers while sitting in a wheelchair 3. Pressure on the skin reduces blood flow to the area and without enough blood, the skin will die. Testing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology Leather Research Centre confirmed the advantages of medical sheepskin in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers 4.

 

spa2go

Spa2Go – Stay warm anywhere this winter with the Spa2Go inflatable and portable whirlpool spa. This spa is fast and simple to set up for you and three of your friends. This unit includes micro air jets which provides a relaxing massage and is perfect for those suffering from arthritis, chronic pain, knee problems, back pain and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia specifically affects 1% to 5% of women and characterized by chronic widespread of pain 5. Spas are perfect to help reduce these pains and have a nice relaxing experience in the any season but especially in winter.

 

“We have had our Spa2Go for almost 5 years and love it. We use ours mostly in the winter, the heater is wonderful and the hot water is great for aching muscles. I would recommend this to anyone.”
Happyspa from Kansas  

Make your winter season more enjoyable by getting equipped with the winter proper gear. Allegro Medical has been serving all your winter medical needs since 1997.

  1. http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/hsl-resources-avoid-winter-falls
  2. http://www.aussiesheepandwool.com.au/webcontent5.htm
  3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007071.htm
  4. http://www.csiro.au/solutions/MedicalSheepskinsAndUlcers
  5. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/15/fibromyalgia-research-breakthrough/3991063/
Dan works in Product Management at Allegro Medical with a focus on providing new and empowering products that help customers improve their quality of life.