Your foot care and having the right footwear can be difficult if you have a disability. Being able to put on socks and shoes, washing your feet, cutting your toenails or doing exercise has its challenges if you have a mobility impairment, joint pain or dexterity issues.
Thankfully, here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we have a range of dressing aids, disabled footwear and mobility aids that are sure to support your foot care needs.
McAnallen luxury sock aid – £28.95
This award-winning sock aid is made from soft, Turkish hand-woven materials and each one is hand-stitched.
Using McAnallen’s patent-pending technology, it creates a smooth, fuss-free application, helping you to put your socks on in a seated position without needing to bend down.
Whether you’re using it on a daily basis or just the odd morning, it’s really easy and simple to use, taking all stress out of your morning.
Along the straps, you can slip your arm or hand into multiple sections. This allows you to adjust the sock aid to your own mobility needs.
The sock aid is thin, flexible and can fit in seamlessly to your busy life. Perfect for getaways, simply throw it into a suitcase or bag.
This is the only sock aid in the world to come in a variety of colours, which can be tailored to you and reflect your personality and home, making it both stylish and practical.
Buy the McAnallen luxury sock aid on the Disability Horizons Shop.
Friendly Shoes – from £71.99
Friendly Shoes was created to meet the needs of disabled people up and down the country.
Invented by Joseph Difrancisco, an occupational therapist in the USA, he saw more and more disabled people in desperate need of shoes that simply didn’t exist.
Following his creation, Joseph received many enquiries from customers in the UK and he soon found a UK company – The Wellbeing Company – to make Friendly Shoes more easily available to disabled people in Britain.
The market needed adaptive shoes that were high quality, functional, comfortable, and versatile. After listening to a wide range of feedback, and perfecting its ideas, Friendly Shoes was born.
The Friendly Shoes collection of adaptive shoes features a large opening at the back, wide and generous toe space, memory foam insoles and an amazingly lightweight design (some shoes are as light as 300g in the largest size).
All these features make Friendly Shoes great for a wide range of conditions including diabetes, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and for people with orthoses and braces.
Here at Disability Horizons, we sell 14 different pairs of Friendly Shoes in men’s, women’s and unisex styles (VAT exemption available for qualifying conditions).
Check out Emma’s review of the Friendly Force light grey womens disability footwear, in which she shares the benefits of the large entry portal and zip fastening and how stylish, lightweight and comfortable the Friendly Shoes are.
Head to the Disability Horizons Shop to browse the full range of Friendly Shoes.
The Peta Easi-Grip long reach toe nail clippers provide a comfortable, safe alternative to traditional nail clippers and scissors, by providing an extended, long-reach shank – totally eliminating the need to bend or stretch uncomfortably when trimming toe nails.
The long loop, ergonomic handle of the long reach nail cutters ensures they remain steady and comfortable-in-hand, and the serrated stainless steel blade helps to grip the nail when cutting.
The angled blade head provides the perfect angle for trimming – helping to avoid unnecessary twisting or straining of the wrists.
Designed with an extra-long blade shank, these long reach toe nail clippers can be used when seated without having to stretch or bend uncomfortably, making them ideal for those with joint issues, back pain and limited dexterity.
Buy the Peta Easi-Grip long-reach toe nail clippers on the Disability Horizons Shop.
Designed to help those with limited mobility clean their feet and lower extremities.
The long handled foot brush with sponge reduces the need for bending and uncomfortable twisting and straining. Our extra-long foot brush can be used sitting or standing to promote bathing with ease.
The brush has a long plastic handle with a built-in nylon brush. The brush also comes with three interchangeable sponges so you can replace one after extensive use, making this a truly cost-effective daily living aid. (replacement sponges available)
Go to the Disability Horizons Shop to purchase the Long handled foot brush and sponge.
The Able2 long-handled shoehorn is a luxury, chromed metal shoehorn designed to help people with limited reach and flexibility easily put on their shoes.
The shoehorn blade is mounted on a spring providing flexibility, making it far easier to place into a tight shoe or at an angle.
The long handle is 60cm providing excellent reach and its padded leather covering allows easy gripping. No more struggling with your shoes!
Check out the Able2 long-handled shoehorn with spring on the Disability Horizons Shop (VAT exemption available for eligible customers).
Greeper shoelaces – from £5.95
Being able to tie your shoelaces can no longer be an issue with these Greeper shoelaces.
Greepers are award-winning patented shoelaces that simply do not come undone yet can be loosened and tightened with ease.
These adapted shoelaces are ideal if you have limited dexterity or motor skills, offering a simple and easy-to-use solution to traditional shoelaces.
They are highly inclusive and have been heralded as a best buy product by Triathlon magazine.
They also have the backing of occupational therapists and physiotherapists, and are used by well-known athletes, such as Chrissie Wellington MBE, Rachel Joyce and Tom Lowe, as an alternative to elastic alternatives.
They also provide better support than Velcro or elastic laces as they utilise traditional nylon laces and support the feet properly.
What’s more, they come in a range of fantastic colours and styles, from classic, professional black, grey or white to more bold colours, such as red, royal blue, sky blue, purple or neon pink.
There is also a Thomas the Tank Engine style for your children to show off in the school playground.
Check out the Greeper shoelaces the Disability Horizons Shop.
Pedal exerciser – £25.95
This simple and effective exerciser is perfect if you have mobility issues and want to maintain your fitness from the comfort of your own home.
It allows you to exercise your legs and feet to build strength, flexibility or dexterity, as well as improve circulation.
It features an adjustable resistance knob to allow you to start easy, and gradually work your way up.
It is made from high-quality, durable materials, including chrome-plated stainless steel with non-slip rubber feet for extra stability.
Go to the Disability Horizons Shop to purchase the Pedal exerciser.
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