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Adapted Clothing for Fitness:  January a Time To Burn Off Excess Calories!

After a busy and hopefully enjoyable Christmas and New Year, it’s exercisetime to burn off the extra calories off!  Exercise is good for people of any age and can ease symptoms of many chronic conditions. And contrary to popular belief, weakness and poor balance are actually linked to inactivity, rather than age.

What types of exercise are possible with limited mobility?

Cardiovascular exercises that raise your heart rate and increase your endurance. These can include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics, or “aqua jogging”. Many people with mobility issues find exercising in water especially beneficial as it supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint discomfort. Even if you’re confined to a chair or wheelchair, it’s still possible to perform cardiovascular exercise.

Strength training exercises involve using weights or other resistance to build muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. Flexibility exercises help enhance your range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce pain and stiffness. These may include stretching exercises and yoga.

Here at Adaptawear we have some discreetly adapted clothing to help when undertaking exercise.  These include tracksuit pants and swimwear for incontinence sufferers.

Tracksuit Pants with side zips

Soft unisex tracksuit pants with side zips all the way down both legs. Navy in sizes Small – XX Large. Price £30.00 ex VAT

Ladies Side Opening Tracksuit BottomsLadies Side Opening Tracksuit Bottoms

Soft velour and satin trim, elastic waist and two side zips with matching pull tags. These tracksuit joggers are easy to get on and off quickly and will keep you warm all day long. Clearance Offer: £10.00 ex VAT

Ladies Back Opening Tracksuit TopLadies Back Opening Tracksuit Top

Back opening with discrete poppers to make assisted dressing quick and easy, this track suit top is ultra-comfortable and warm. Clearance Offer £10.00 ex VAT

Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts

Men's Incontinence Swim ShortsThese Kes-Vir Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts are specifically designed for faecal incontinence (solid bowel movements) but look like regular men’s swimwear. Price £39.99 ex VAT.

Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit

This Kes-Vir Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit is specifically designed for Ladies Incontinence Swimsuitfaecal incontinence but the sash design makes it look like a regular swimsuit. Price £45.99 ex VAT.

Please see our Adaptawear website for our full range of clothing that we have available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

SALE ££s in Adaptawear’s January Clearance Sale!

If you are looking for a bargain this month then take a look at our adapted clothing clearance sale at www.adaptawear.com. The clearance lines include ladies and men’s adapted clothing from ladies skirts, nighties and bed jackets to men’s pyjamas.

Some of our clearance clothing include:pyjamas

Walker Reid Men’s Pure Cotton Flannel Pyjamas

Luxury men’s long sleeve 100% brushed pure cotton flannel pyjamas.  Button through tailored pyjama with open cuff with single chest pocket and long trouser.  Available in blue check in sizes Medium – XXXL.  SALE PRICE: £22.00 inc VAT

Slenderella Polar Fleece Bed JacketSlenderella Polar Fleece Bed Jacket

Long sleeved bed jacket – button through style with pretty floral embroidery to the collar and pocket. These soft and warm house coats are made from a soft polar fleece and are perfect for keeping you warm during those colder nights! SALE PRICE:  £16.00 inc VAT

 

skirtElasticated Waist Straight Skirt – available in short and long length

Stylish ladies skirts – simply pull down over the head to dress from a seated position or step into it and pull up. Either way, dressing will be quicker and easier.  Choice of colours and sizes from 8 – 30. SALE PRICE:  £5.00 inc VAT

 

 

Slenderella Front Button Pure Cotton Round Neck Nightie

Pretty round neck front button pure cotton nightie with lace trim.  42” length in short sleeve with buttons all the way down the front.  Sizes Small – XX Large in pink or blue. SALE PRICE:  £20.00 inc VAT

 

 

capeLadies Assisted Fleecy Cape

Assisted front fastening cape with poppers – easy to put on and off as there is no need to raise your arms as it can easily be slipped on the shoulder and done up.    Perfect to wear out and about for these cold winter days.  Available in small and medium in choice of navy, red or purple. SALE PRICE:  £12.50 ex VAT

 

Slenderella Waffle Tufted Dressing Gown

Luxurious ladies waffle fleece dressing gowns are a button through style and have long sleeves with turn-back cuffs. These soft and warm house coats are made from 100% super soft polyester waffle fleece and each robe is approximately ankle length, making them perfect for keeping you warm during the colder nights or for simply relaxing around the house. SALE PRICE:  £30.00 inc VAT

Please see our website for all our clearance sale items and don’t forget that we offer free postage on all orders over £100.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Happy New Year from Adaptawear!

happy new year1Happy New Year and we wish you and your family all a healthy one. As the January sales have begun we wanted to remind you of the clearance sale we have running on Adaptawear at the moment.

Assisted Ladies CapeAssisted Ladies Cape

A warm cape with front fastening with poppers – easy to put on and off as there is no need to raise your arms and it has a detachable scarf. Was £18.00 Now £15.00

Slenderella Polar Fleece Bed Jacket

Long sleeved bed jacket – button through style with pretty floral embroidery to the collar and Slenderella Polar Fleece Bed Jacketpocket. These soft and warm house coats are made from a soft polar fleece and are perfect for keeping you warm during those colder nights! Was £20.00 Now £16.00

Slenderella Waffle Tufted Dressing Gown

Luxurious ladies waffle fleece dressing gowns are a button through style and have long sleeves with turn-back cuffs. These soft and warm house coats are made from 100% super soft polyester waffle fleece and each robe is approximately ankle length, making them perfect for keeping you warm during the colder Slenderella Waffle Tufted Dressing Gownnights or for simply relaxing around the house. Was £36.00 Price £30.00

Please visit our clearance sale for the other adapted clothing products that we have available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Christmas Gift Shop Open!

christmas giftWith only four weeks to Christmas; the year has certainly flown by!  We have created a special Christmas Gift area on our clothing website and we wanted to share it with you to help you when shopping for your loved ones this Christmas.

Be the ultimate gift giver this Christmas with our less than ordinary Christmas Gifts.  We have some great clothing gifts ideas for Men and Women plus the all-important Stocking Fillers!  With prices starting from as little as £5.50 let us take away the stress of shopping this Christmas.

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Top 25 clothing gift ideas for your Mum, Wife or Gran including:

Gifts For Him

Walker Reid Men’s Cotton Nightshirt

Top 20 clothing gift ideas for your Dad, Husband or Grandpa including:

Stocking Fillerschristmas gift 6

Perfect stocking fillers for a loved one from only £5.50 and maximum of £20 including: 

gift wrapPlease visit our website for the other great Christmas gifts we have to offer and don’t forget we also offer a gift wrapping service where you can also add a handwritten message and post directly to your loved one to save you time and money.

Best wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S.  We have extended our usual 14 days returns period for Christmas gifts purchased up to 22nd December.  You can now return goods for an exchange or refund up to 31st January 2018.  Please mark “Christmas Gift” on the returns form.

Visit Adaptawear at The Occupational Therapy Show

The Occupational Therapy Show 2017 is here again with loads of new features and social events and Adaptawear is pleased to be yet again exhibiting at the show which takes places next week Wednesday and Thursday 22nd and 23rd November at NEC Birmingham.    If you are an existing occupational therapist or studying to become and OT; it is well worth coming to the show to see the latest new products available on the market.

Do come and visit our Adaptawear stand at D81 to see our range of adapted clothing products suitable for independent and assisted dressing. Our clothes are focused on helping both independent and assisted dressing, supporting both the wearer and carer. Our staff have an extensive knowledge on the adaptive clothing industry and will be answering any questions you may have.

At the show this year, world-class education will be delivered by the likes of Dr Michael Iwama, Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Dr Joanne Fillingham, Michael Mandelstam and Gillian Leng. The education programme is now live, so do register for FREE today.

New for this year will be the Posture and Wheelchair Essentials Theatre with a two day education programme, taking place on the show floor, which will focus on wheelchair and seating assessments, particularly looking at pressure management, special seating and manual wheelchairs. A new Neurology in Practice stream has also been added to the education programme this year due to popular demand!

Adaptawear will be exhibiting again at this year!  Do come and visit us at stand D81. We will be showcasing and demonstrating many of our existing products so we look forward to seeing you all.

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SHOW DATES & TIMES

  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017: Doors open 09:00– 17:30
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017: Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

For our listing information, please visit www.theotshow.com  #theotshow

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Men’s Adapted Clothing for Men’s Health Awareness Month

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month and the annual event of men trying to grow Movembera moustache.

Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time. The Movember foundation taking action and they need your help. Men die on average six years earlier than women. Get involved with the only global charity focused solely on men’s health, the Movember Foundation.

Grow a Moustache

Doing Movember means raising funds for men’s health. And growing a Mo is your chance to do just that. Start clean shaven, grow throughout the month, and get some serious funds behind the men who need it most.

At Adaptawear we have discreetly adapted clothing available that is designed to make dressing easier if you or somebody you know suffers from bad health. Please visit our website for daywear, nightwear and accessories for men.

Men’s Magnetic Shirtmagnetic shirt

The Men’s Magnetic Shirt is a classic button front shirt that has tiny hidden magnets down the front panel and at the cuffs, allowing it to be opened or closed with ease. False buttons on the front give the appearance of a traditional shirt. There is a pocket located in the front left side. Cuffs are adjustable. Price £39.99 ex VAT

Men’s Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trousers

When it comes to everyday comfort, you can’t beat jeans with elastic waists. Effortless to Men's Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trouserspull on and supremely comfortable to wear, and with just a touch of stretch in the cotton-rich fabric, they will keep their shape and look great for a long time to come. Price £42.00 inc VAT

Men’s Fleecy Bed JacketMens bed jacket

Our unique men’s polar fleece bed-jacket has easy access popper sleeves and Velcro fastenings for ease of dressing.  Available in sizes S – XL. Price: £30.00 inc VAT.

Walker Reid Men’s Cotton NightshirtWalker Reid Men’s Cotton Nightshirt

Long sleeved 100% cotton button through nightshirt. Blue checked in sizes Medium – XXX Large. Price £18.00 inc VAT

Clip on Tieclip on tie

Perfect for those who struggle tying their tie themselves. Look your best and save time and energy with our clip on tie. Available in 3 colours. Price £10.00 inc VAT

Ablebelt

Looks like a normal smart leather belt but easier to fasten without the need to fiddle with difficult buckles using its patented Velcro design.  Perfect for customers who struggle with normal belts and suffer from arthritis, Parkinson or MS.  Price £30.00 inc VAT

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Winter Adapted Clothing Favourites

Take a peek at some of our best-selling winter adapted clothing – perfect now that the temperature has dropped. Here at Adaptawear we have a range of discreetly adapted clothing available for you that will enable ease of dressing and is both warm and cosy.

Long Sleeve Adaptive Ladies T-Shirttshirt

Cotton adaptive T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front.  Easy to put on and off.  Sizes Small – XXL in red. Price £12.00 ex VAT

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton NightieLong Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Ladies Nightie

Pretty jersey 100% semi combed cotton nightdress. Front buttons all the way down the front in white with pink or blue ditsy heart print.  42” length with front neck in sizes 10 – 30. Price: £24.00 inc VAT

Ladies & Men’s Trouble-free TrousersLadies & Men's Trouble-free Trousers

Available in men’s or ladies styles, these smart tailored trousers open down to the hips with discreet zips on both sides to aid dressing and toileting. Optional elastic waistband.   Available in sizes Small – XX Large in choice of colours.  Price:  £38.00 ex VAT

Men's Magnetic ShirtMen’s Magnetic Shirt

Smart, classic men’s shirt with special hidden magnets along the front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with button.  Perfect for customers who suffer with Arthritis, MS or Parkinson’s.  Available in blue or black check in sizes Small – XX Large.   Price:  £39.99 ex VAT

Men’s Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On TrousersMen's Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trousers

Based on our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cord trousers and poly-cotton trousers, these elasticated waist pull on jeans are perfect for everyday wear and a casual fit.  Extremely comfortable and great for people who want to wear denim but don’t want zips or fastenings. Price: £42.00 inc VAT

Petal Back Open Back VestPetal Back Open Back Vest

Unique open back panels at back – great for easy assisted dressing.  Perfect to wear under a shirt, dress or blouse. Petal Back styles are designed to slide easily up the arms and over the head. Price £12.00 ex VAT

Luxury Striped Chenille Socks

Luxury soft chenille socks to help keep your feet nice and warm this winter.  These socks are perfect for keeping your feet warm and toasty and are a great alternative to chunky slippers. Price £6.00 inc VAT

Please visit our website for full product description and sizes on the above products and call 0800 051 1931 if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com       

Brain Tumour Awareness Week & Clothing for Brain Tumour Sufferers

This week is International Brain Tumours Awareness Week, which is brain tumour weekdedicated to raising awareness and understanding of brain tumours.

What are brain tumours?
In the UK, around 9,200 people are year are diagnosed with primary brain or central nervous system (CNS) tumours. These are tumours that start in the brain or the CNS. They can be either benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

People can also be affected by secondary brain tumours. This is when cancer cells spread to the brain from another part of the body. When these cells reach the brain or CNS, they can grow and form a secondary tumour.

The 2017 Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours

The 11th Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours is being held between 1 January and 31 December 2017. People are encouraged to undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to symbolically “donate” the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the earth at the equator (24,901 miles or 40,075 kms).

Organisations and individuals taking part in Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours can download a logo (shown right) to promote their walk here.

Please register/report your walk by completing this form.

Clothing Products to make dressing easier

Adaptawear’s comfort clothing has been designed to help independent living and assisted dressing with the aim to make getting dressed easier and less painful for both the wearer and carer.   Our range of discreetly adapted clothing is suitable for brain tumour sufferers.

Men’s and Ladies Daywearadaptawear

  • Dresses – open back dresses
  • Shirts – front magnetic opening and back opening shirts
  • Trousers – including drop front, trouble free, open back and elasticated waist trousers
  • Tracksuits – side opening tracksuit pants
  • Tops

Men’s and Ladies Nightwear

  • Bed-jackets
  • Pyjamas
  • Nighties and nightshirts – front opening and open back nightwear

Men’s and Ladies Underwear

  • Pants
  • Front Fastening Bras
  • Vests

Please visit our website to see our full range of adapted clothing.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Front Fastening Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Front Fastening Bras – Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this October – get a Silver Post Surgery Bra!

More people than ever are surviving, but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK. This life-threatening disease will abruptly become part of their story and that of their friends and families. That’s why there has never been a greater need for our life changing support today and tomorrow.

You can show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by buying and wearing a pink ribbon pin today.  Click here to get your pink ribbon.

Breast Cancer Care has a range of different tools and services to help if you are suffering from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care App

The need for support doesn’t end when treatment does. If you’re struggling to find your ‘new normal’ after breast cancer, why not try our free app? BECCA, the Breast Cancer Care App, gives you information, support and inspiration to help you move beyond breast cancer, presented on easy-to-use flashcards. It’s available right now for iPhone and Android phones.

Ask the Nurses

Ask the Nurses is a confidential advice service. This confidentiality is maintained between clients and Breast Cancer Care, and the Ask our Nurses team.  They ask that you give as much information about yourself and your situation as you can as it will help us to reply as fully as possible. Fill out the form here.

front fastening braSilver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bras

If you or somebody you know suffers from breast cancer or has recently undergone breast cancer surgery; then please visit our Adaptawear website as we have a range of front fastening bras available including the Silver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bra.

The Silver Post Surgery Front Fastening Bra is perfect to take into hospital and designed to be worn in the early weeks after any type of breast surgery. The clever design features a seam free front and sides, to minimise irritation after surgery and is extremely comfortable.

  • Front fastening with easy opening cushioned poppers
  • Drop cups – straps can be unfastened to allow cups to drop down for easy access to surgery areas
  • Seamless at front and sides to avoid irritation to incisions and scarring
  • Magic straps with touch and close fastening for easy adjustment and more comfort on the shoulders
  • Double layer cups for added support and can be used as pockets for “softie” prosthesis is required
  • No fitting on back of bra
  • Available in sizes 34-40 in cup size B/C and D/DD

We also offer a range of other front fastening bras including the Comfi popper bra and the Eezee arthritis bra.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing for World Arthritis Day – 12th October

Thursday 12th October is World Arthritis Day #WAD2017 and this year the message is Early arthritisDiagnosis:  Don’t Delay, Connect Today.

Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) often receive delayed or no diagnosis. If not treated appropriately, daily activities are affected – reducing peoples’ quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

This is often due to a lack of awareness – it’s important to know the symptoms of RMDs, and to contact a healthcare professional if you have concerns.

  • Inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth
  • Persistent muscle and joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weakness, or a feeling of malaise
  • Stiffness and restricted range in movement or flexibility
  • Joint deformity
  • Symptoms affecting the internal organs
  • Invisible symptoms e.g. depression and anxiety

At Adaptawear we are supporters of World Arthritis Day and we supply a range of adapted clothing available specially designed for arthritis sufferers.  Take a look at our website to see some of our ladies and men’s discreetly adapted clothing to aid people with arthritis.  By replacing zips with Velcro, buttons with magnets or having long zips with zip pulls enables the garments to open wide and stiff and sore arthritic hands are able to manage the fastenings helping you to remain independent for longer.   Our clothing range includes:

Men’s Magnetic Shirt – BEST-SELLER

Our smart, classic looking Men’s Magnetic Shirt incorporates special hidden magnets along the front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons.

Adaptive Ladies Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Long sleeve adaptive T-Shirt that opens with snap buttons through the front. Easy to put on and take off for users and carers alike.  100% cotton in sizes Small – XX Large.

Eezee Bra – BESTSELLER!

The Eezee front closure bra is designed to slip on and off with ease. This bra is your answer with only three large flat hooks. An Easy Touch tab in front of each hook guides the hook into its closure.

Other clothing suitable for arthritis sufferers include:

Please visit our website for our full range of adapted clothing and for more information do take a look at our factsheet on all things to do with arthritis.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com