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Press Releases from The Active Hands Company Ltd (7 total)

Putting The "Aid" in Homemade - An Active Hands Article

For several years now I have written an award winning blog in conjunction with The Active Hands Company who create and sell disability aids for anyone with disabilities that affect their arms and in particular their grip. I think it's very important for people to be aware of the options out there when it comes to disability aids, as they can often be the difference between independence and relying on

Active Hands win Board of Trade Award

Active Hands are proud to announce that they have won a Board of Trade Award from the UK government for our overseas trading. The Board of Trade Award committee said this about Active Hands: “The judging panel was particularly impressed with how The Active Hands Group started with designing a gripping tool for personal use and then took an opportunity to share this product, and many others, in over 50 countries.

Getting a grip with limb difference

Karen Hostert has Limb Difference affecting her hands, meaning that getting a grip on everyday items can be a real struggle. Determined not to let this hold her back, Karen searched for a product that would enable her to access high street gyms without the need to use specialist or adapted equipment; something that would enable her to hold firmly to rowing machines, weights, pulleys and would allow her

Finding confidence and independence with cerebral palsy

Yemina is an active, fun and smart twelve year old from Canada who loves to read or hang out with friends. She also has cerebral palsy which affects all of her movement and her level of independence. Her mum, Shoshana, explains that Yemina's cerebral palsy makes any activity involving movement a challenge, but particularly those involving hand control. "She has a lot of extra movement through her

Does Paralympic sport benefit the right athletes?

Paralympic sport has come a long way from its humble beginnings at the Stoke Mandeville spinal cord injury unit in England just after the Second World War. This small sporting event, which at the time used competition between those with similar injuries to assist the rehabilitation of wheelchair users, is now a worldwide phenomenon. The movement now boasts a 4 yearly event working in conjunction, and very much

Rehabilitation and beyond!

Brandon Beack was an incredibly active and talented teenager. In addition to showing real talent in music and dancing, Brandon was a highly aspirational gymnast, competing for Western Province in the South African championships. His sights were firmly set on selection for the Junior Olympics and he was training for four hours, six days a week. However, a bad landing in training left Brandon with a complete Spinal Cord Injury

New Year, New Office

This week began an exciting new chapter for Active Hands - we moved into our new office at Rumbush Farm in Solihull! The new office is set in the countryside, but handily located just off the M42, perfect for both the local dispatch team and for those of us who travel from Leamington/Warwick. Up until now our business has been run from our homes but have now out-grown this solution,