Use a small backpack for shopping - distributes weight and leaves hands free.

Conductive Education is a training course which makes the body create new or use different neural pathways to walk and write. It can keep you on your feet and keep you writing/teach you how to…

I attach my dog lead to a collar attached around my left thigh. They trot/walk alongside and pull if I tell them to. As they're attached on to me and not to the wheelchair they can't pull me over…

This is small and inconspicuous orthotic strap which goes around the ankle with a small attachment to the laces of the shoe (works best with trainers) to prevent foot drop. It prevents the toes…

A FES is a device to overcome footdrop consisting of too small sticky pads which attach to your lower leg and a small battery pack, kept in your pocket. It mimics the nerve impulses from the brain…

 MBTs, stand for Masai Barefoot Technology, and all footwear with specially designed soles intended to improve the way you walk. They take a bit of getting used to but are worth a try (although…

Quad sticks can be left standing, solving the problem of leaning sticks against furniture which fall on the floor and can be difficult to pick up.

Just search 'quad sticks' on Amazon: there…

An attractive alternative to a walking stick and can be used singularly or as a pair. The handholds make sure you don’t drop them.

I know that, as I write, we’re only just heading into autumn. But the adverts about flu jabs are already starting, shops are selling Christmas stuff and as on Game of Thrones, Winter Is Coming.…