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Socks:  Looking After Your Feet & Legs

Obesity is linked with osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage in the joints), which commonly affects knees and hips. Carrying too much weight can also lead to varicose veins – dilated superficial veins which range from hardly noticeable to large bunches of grape-like structures behind the knee. About one in three women suffer from varicose veins.

Varicose veins are not life-threatening but they look unsightly and can also be painful. Being overweight can make the condition worse, as can pregnancy, when the hormonal influence of progesterone relaxes the veins. Varicose veins in pregnancy usually improve after the baby is born.

‘The most important thing is to have your varicose veins assessed properly, usually with an ultrasound scan,’ advises John Scurr, a consultant vascular surgeon from Middlesex Hospital.

You can then be advised on which treatment is most suitable – wearing elastic stockings, surgery, injection treatment or laser treatment.  Walking is also an excellent way to tone the muscles in the leg, reduce body fat and improve circulation.

Adaptawear sells a range of comfortable and warm socks available for both men and women to help keep your feet and legs in good condition; see below for our best-sellers:

Diabetic Socks Extra Wide Rib

Our range of quality orthopaedic and diabetic socks are aimed at promoting healthy feet and allowing your feet to breathe and are manufactured to ensure they do not rub or irritate your skin.  These extra wide socks stretch to 60cm giving room to wear over bandages or for swollen feet and ankles.  Comes with a soft, non-elastic cuff and hand linked toe.   2 pair pack in choice of black, navy or beige.   Price:  £13.75 ex VAT

Luxury Striped Microfibre Sock

2 pairs of luxury striped microfibre socks in choice of colours. Keeps sweat away from your feet to be reabsorbed into the air rather than remaining trapped in the fibres.  Available in Pink and Cream or Blue & Grey. Price: £6.00 inc VAT

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 inc VAT

Ladies and Men’s Thermal Socks

These thermal socks provide high performance insulation against the cold while keeping the feet dry. Innovative knitting technology and a brushing process allows them to holds in more warm air for all-day comfort.  3 pair pack. Price: £12.00 inc VAT

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

Hurry Christmas Gifts: Don’t Miss Out and Order In Time for Christmas!

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is never easy with retailers all clamouring for trade with promises of ‘the’ perfect Christmas gift.  Well treat your family this year with the perfect Christmas adapted clothing gift from our dedicated Christmas Gift Shop – Christmas Gifts For HimChristmas Gift For Her, and Stocking Fillers.

Say hello to big gifts at small prices!  Gifts from as little as £5.50! 

Order now to delivery before Christmas – last UK date is noon Wednesday 20th December for Royal Mail 1st class delivery and Thursday 21st December for courier delivery.  Different dates apply for overseas orders – click here.    

Christmas Gifts for Her

Luxury Striped Chenille Socks

These luxury soft chenille socks help keep your feet warm and toasty and are a great alternative to chunky slippers.  Choice of blue striped or red striped. Price: £6.00

Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed JacketLuxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket

This luxury fleecy bed jacket comes in a stylish cut and is available in Raspberry, Beige or Blue. It is one of our bestsellers – this bed-jacket is soft and warm without being too heavy.  Price:  £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightie

Pretty long sleeved 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 Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightiewith front neck in sizes 10 – 30.  Price:  £24.00

Christmas Gifts For Him

Men’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 Men’s Magnetic shirtjust got a whole lot simpler.  Price: £39.99

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.  Price: £24.00

Elasticated Waist Pull On Cords

Smart, casual men’s elasticated waist pull on cords.  Perfect for men who don’t want zips orElasticated Waist Pull On Cords fastenings but don’t want to wear tracksuit bottoms.  Choice of cord, jean or lightweight poly-cotton fabric.  Price:  £34.99

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Clip on Tie

A clip-on tie is perfect for those who struggle tying their tie themselves as it attaches on to your shirt collar with a steel clip. Perfect for people with Clip on Tiearthritis, Parkinson’s disease or MS. Choice of 3 colours.  Price £10.00

Fleecy Wrap

This lightweight fleecy wrap is great for keeping the chills off your shoulders and arms when reading in bed, watching TV, or sitting at the computer. With two large pockets, this fleecy wrap will quickly become a favourite for people who always feel the cold. Choice of 4 colours.  Price £18.00

Foot WarmerFleecy Wrap

This microwaveable foot warmer is designed to meet the needs of cold feet sufferers. Perfect to keep your feet warm in bed or watching TV. Price £16.00

giftPlease 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

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.

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

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.

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  • 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

NEW Ladies Nightwear & Winter Best-Sellers Back In Stock!

We just wanted to make you aware that we have some NEW ladies nightwear and some of our best-selling winter ladies nightwear back in stock just in time for the colder nights!

At Adaptawear we have brought together different styles of pretty easy-care ladies nightwear that are both practical and stylish for the home, hospital or care homes.  From front button ladies nighties and nightshirts to discreet back-open nightdresses in choice of fabrics – poly-cotton, pure cotton, seersucker and jersey.

Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan NightshirtLong Sleeve Pure Cotton Tartan Nightshirt

NEW for 2017!  Stylish 100% pure brushed cotton long sleeve nightshirt in pink and navy woven tartan check.  Soft and warm with buttons all the way down the front.    38” length in sizes 10 – 22.

Price: £18.00

Long Sleeve Flannel Round Neck Brushed Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Warm, soft and comfortable 100% double-brushed cotton long sleeve round Long Sleeve Flannel Round Neck Brushed Cotton Nightieneck ladies nightie. Traditional nightie with 3 satin covered button opening.  Available in white with blue and pink flowers.  43” length in sizes 10 – 30.Top of Form

Price: £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Poly-Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Long sleeved poly-cotton nightdress with buttons all the way down the front (great for when upper body movement is limited).  Available in pink or blue floral pattern. 45” length in sizes 10 – 26. Long Sleeve Front Button Poly-Cotton Nightie

Price: £24.00

Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightie

BACK in Stock! Long sleeved jersey 100% semi combed cotton nightdress. Front buttons all the way down the front in white with pink or blue ditsy Long Sleeve Front Button Jersey Cotton Nightieheart print.  42” length with front neck in sizes 10 – 30.

Price: £24.00

Iona Open-Back Nightie

BACK in Stock!  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.  Can be opened flat and put on from lying or seated position.  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 ex VAT

Nightwear Accessories – finally don’t forget we also stock a range of nightwear accessories which can go well with your nighties such as Non-Slip Bed SocksLuxury Stripped Chenille Socks, Lambswool Bed Non-Slip Bed SocksBootees, Ladies Winter Thermal Socks and warm cosy Ladies Bed Jackets.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

www.adaptawear.com

P.S.  We also stock men’s nightwear including traditional men’s nightshirt, long sleeve pyjamas and open back nightshirts – do take a look at our men’s range online.

 

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