All AFO/orthotic wearers know how difficult it can be to find functional shoes for AFOs, and if you want style, then it can seem almost impossible. I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent trying to find shoes that fit my AFO’s that actually look stylish.
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As the Coronavirus continues to spread & most of us are stuck home doing our part by social distancing and trying our best to stay positive and sane, you may, like me, be feeling powerless and wishing you could do more to help.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from having a progressive chronic condition and disabilities, it’s that focusing on the things we can’t control is pointless and downright depressing. We will get through this together by staying positive and focusing on the things we can do right now for ourselves and each other.
If you’re a makeup & skincare junkie, than you’ve probably heard of the brand Beautycounter. It seems like every Instagram Influencer (& their mothers) have been touting the awesomeness of Beauty Counter’s line of clean skincare & makeup products for years & I’m arriving late to a really fabulous party.
The fantasy of a tropical escape from the freezing winter is what powers many people through another 4 inches of snow to shovel, or their extra long commute home from work on ice covered roads.
My husband and I love going to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The weather is always perfect, and we get to truly relax without having to really plan or think.
As a person living with disabilities due to CMT Disorder, (read more about me here) the gifts I’ve curated below are ones that I want (hopefully my family reads my blogs😂) and that I would be blown away to receive. Although some of the items may have a higher price tag than usual, their reported impact on some (real) reviewers lives has been life-changing. And, ‘‘tis the season to splurge, anyway, right?
I received two pairs of Revere Shoes at no charge & will get a small commission should you decide to use the links provided in this post. I created Trend-ABLE to help empower orthosis wearers & others with invisible disabilities to look & feel their best. All opinions are always my own.
Hello my name is Lainie and I have brain fog. Brain fog by dictionary definition is described as: “a usually temporary state of diminished mental capacity marked by an inability to concentrate or to think or reason clearly.”
Cori Fischer is a college sophomore studying to become an occupational therapist and a part-time intern at Trend-ABLE. Cori has a movement disorder that affects her legs and hands, making everyday tasks difficult. Despite her various physical challenges, Cori epitomizes positivity and perseverance.
Hi, my name is Cori. I am 19 years old and have a movement disorder that affects my legs, making walking difficult at times. Anyone who has spent more than a day using conventional crutches realizes they are a pain, in every definition of the word. Last year however, I discovered a pair of crutches called smartCRUTCH™- definitely a game changer!
Whether you wear leg braces or not, people with problem feet are prone to callouses. They can make walking painful and feel awful. It is hard for me to file my own feet as I also have trouble with my hands. Before I bought one of these rechargeable electric files, I was going to the podiatrist and pedicure places regularly.
This is the one I bought and the button was not hard for me to push. There are many other brands that may work better for you.
You don’t realize how many everyday tasks require the use of a pincher grip until you don’t have one. To clarify, I have pinchers (fingers), it’s the gripping part that doesn’t cooperate.
Although I try to be positive and live my best life despite having peripheral neuropathy, it’s the small things, that can be the most frustrating and get me off my groove. Btw, if you have no clue who I am, or what I have, start here.