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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

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

Best-Selling Christmas Gifts!

You’ll find the perfect Christmas adapted clothing gift ideas for a loved one and christmasexciting Christmas Gifts For HimChristmas Gifts For Her, and Stocking Fillers at our dedicated Christmas Gift Shop.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, to stay up-to-date with the latest unique Christmas gifts idea and check out our blog for all of our latest gift guides!

With prices starting from as little as £5.50 let us take away the stress of shopping this Christmas.

Also we have made it even easier this year to buy presents for gifts.  We have also 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. 

Best-Selling Gifts For Her

Fleecy Tie Neck Bed Jacket

Warm and cosy tie neck bed-jacket. Perfect to keep someone nice and warm in bed or at home.   Available in Pink, Blue, Cream & Mint in sizes Small – XXL.Top of Form Price: £20.00

Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirt

Stylish 100% pure brushed cotton long sleeve nightshirt in pink and navy woven Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirttartan check.  Soft and warm with buttons all the way down the front.    38” length in sizes 10 – 22.  Price:  £18.00

Iona Open-Back Nightie

Quality open-back nightie in soft cotton-rich seersucker. Designed for ladies unable to wear a traditional ‘over the head’ nightdress. Shoulder opening which is ideal if upper body movement is limited.  Short sleeves and no buttons down the back and generous overlap at back to ensure dignity.  Available in blue or pink in sizes 10 – 26.  Price: £37.50

Micro Throw/Blanket

Pretty fleece blanket – perfect to keep you warm this winter!  Price:  £18.00

Best-Selling Gifts For Him

Men’s Magnetic shirtMen’s Magnetic shirt

This stylish cotton formal shirt is magnetically infused to make dressing easy. With special hidden magnets along the front panel that effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons.  For those with arthritis, Parkinson’s or just about any other disability who struggle to get dressed in the morning, life just got a whole lot simpler.  Price: £39.99

Men’s Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trousers

Based on our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cord trousers and poly-Men's Elasticated Waist Jean Pull On Trouserscotton 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. Top of FormPrice: £42.00

Walker Reid Men’s Cotton Nightshirt

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

Best-Selling Stocking Fillers

Box of Handkerchiefs

This set of three beautiful 100% cotton handkerchiefs makes a really lovely gift. These cotton handkerchiefs are particularly popular because they are soft for the nose and a lot easier on the skin than a tissue. Price £6.50

Non Slip Sole Bed Socks

Non slip gripper rubber sole slipper bed socks. Ideal from either wearing in bed, lounging at home or even wearing or regular socks for the cold winter days. Choice of pink or blue.  Price £5.50

Lambswool Micro-Hottie

Cosy lambswool fleece hot water bottle that you can microwave in minutes. Improves circulation and ease pain. Price £13.00

Please 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 saveLambswool Micro-Hottieyou time and money.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S. Our last UK pre-Christmas order is noon, Wednesday 20th December for Royal Mail 1st class delivery and Thursday 21st December for courier delivery. For deliveries to Australia, New Zealand and Asia the last postage date is Friday 8th December; USA and Canada is Thursday 14th December and for Europe it is Friday 15th December. Orders for outside the UK will be dispatched as normal after this date but maybe delivered after the festive period.

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       

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

BEST-SELLER:  Men’s Elasticated Waist Cord Trousers Back in Stock!

We now have another of our bestsellers back in stock the Men’s Elasticated Waist Cord Pull-Men’s Elasticated Waist Cords Back in StockOn Trousers!

Over the years we have been asked many times for a smart but casual men’s trousers with an elasticated waist that gentlemen can wear instead of track suit bottoms.  Extremely comfortable and great for people who want to wear normal trousers but don’t want zips or fastenings and need trousers which are easy to put on.

If manual dexterity is a problem when pulling up and down trousers several times a day, these trousers which permit independent visits to the lavatory, these trousers could be the solution. They have proved to be particularly useful to men with dementia who forget how to manage fastenings.

Men’s Elasticated Waist Cords Back in StockMade from 100% cotton these attractive navy, brown or black corduroy trousers have a draw-string elasticated waistband to ensure a comfortable fit. They have 2 practical side pockets and have been designed with a raised back for added comfort when seated for long periods.

Sizes:  Small – XXL in navy, brown or black.

Also available in a denim jean fabric or a lightweight polycotton fabric.

Please visit our website for our full range of menswear!

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

BESTSELLER Men’s Magnetic Shirt Back in Stock!

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to prepare your wardrobe for the cooler autumn weather. Our Magnetic Button Dress Shirt for men is available and back in stock in all sizes and colours!

The discreetly adapted men’s shirt looks like any other dress shirt, only its button and button holes are just decorative. Behind the buttons are embedded magnets which makes it perfect for customers who suffer with arthritis, parkinson’s or men with limited dexterity.

Men’s Magnetic Shirt – Great Features!

  • Hidden magnets that fasten effortlessly down the front and on the cuffs.
  • False buttons along the front making this shirt look like any other.
  • Front left hand side pocket.
  • Long sleeved with adjustable cuffs.
  • Made from machine washable polycotton (60% Cotton and 40% Polyester).
  • Available in sizes S – XXL in Light Blue or Black Check.

Please note the men’s magnetic shirt is unsuitable for pacemaker or similar technology users and suffers of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Visit our website for other adapted clothing products specially designed those who suffer with limited mobility or dexterity including Arthritis and Parkinsons.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

 

Dressing accessories to make getting dressed & undressed easier!

We all know that getting dressed and undressed can be hard especially for the elderly and those with limited mobility.  Therefore do take a look at our range of dressing accessories that we have for sale. The products featured below can help with either your independent or assisted dressing needs.

Elastic Shoelaces

Turns a lace-up shoe into a slip-on shoe.  Lace and tie your shoes in the normal way just once.  Shoes can then be slipped on and off easily without tying and untying.   Perfect for people with limited back mobility, decreased hip flexion or limited hand dexterity. Price £4.99 ex VAT

Dressing Stick

Combines both a dressing stick and shoe horn to help with getting dressed.  The hook end can be used to help put on pants, socks and other items of clothing or to reach clothes hangers up high.   Ideal for people whose reach, dexterity or ability to bend is limited due to arthritis or back/leg injuries.  Available in two lengths.  Price £7.00 ex VAT

Sock Aid

Terry towelling sock aid to help with pulling on socks and stockings. The inside is lined with nylon to reduce friction of the foot and heel to ensure the sock moves easily onto the foot.   The outside of the sock aid is lined with a terry cloth cover to hold the sock firmly in place until it is comfortably positioned correctly on the foot. Price £8.00 ex VAT

Button Hook/Zip Puller

This useful dressing aid helps with both fastening buttons and zips.   The wire buttoning aid pulls the buttons easily though the button hole while the hook at the other end easily pulls zips.  Perfect for people with arthritis or limited use of their fingers and hands. Price £5.75 ex 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

Clip 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 4 colours. Price £10.00 inc VAT

 

Please visit our website for other dressing aids available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com