Resources for disability – invisible illness – Charcot Marie tooth

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MAGNETIC SHOE LACES

The Zubits is designed for users with arthritis or mobility disabilities who have difficulty tying their shoes. The device comprises two magnets that loop through users shoelaces. Users link the magnets together to lock the laces to secure their shoes on their feet. Users can then unlink the magnets to…

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HAND MASSAGER /COMPRESSION DEVICE

Enjoy comfort and relaxation – anytime, anywhere. This device adopts air pressure and heat compression massaging technology.  It massages the entire hand, relaxing it, and bringing a soothing massage experience to users. It is light and portable, essential in both workplace and home.  You can see my review of this…

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FashionResources Diy Adaptive Fashion

Adaptive Fashion 101

Until recently, fashion and disability was pretty much an oxymoron. The clothing available for people with physical challenges called “health wear” was found in home medical supplies stores next to other functional items like incontinence supplies and shower seats.

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LifestyleResourcessidebar How to Be Happy and more confident When you have a disability and Neuropathy from a chronic condition like Muscular Sclerosis or Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.

HOW TO PHOTOSHOP YOUR SELF-IMAGE

Do you remember when we had to have our photos developed before viewing the images? The days when selfies weren’t even a thing and group shots didn’t involve a million retakes? Back then, we had no way of knowing if our arms looked flabby or if our leg braces were…

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AdviceFashionResources Disability Hack for buying fashionable shoes and boots when you wear one afo/leg brace or orthotic and need shoes in two different sizes.

ODD SHOE OUT

I started Trend-Able to empower women with invisible physical disabilities to look and feel their best in order to live their best lives. I struggled with low self esteem as a young person with invisible disabilities and have made it my mission to help others learn how to accept their…

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LifestyleResources Unexpected Priveledged Problems When You have disabilities, Wear AFO’S /Leg Braces & Have A Neuromuscular Disease Like Charcot Marie Tooth or MS.

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Disclaimer: All problems are relative to the person, situation, demographic, & resources . The following “problems” are those faced by me, an admittedly privileged suburban woman with invisible (not obvious) physical challenges due to an inherited neuromuscular disorder called Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT). The hashtag #firstworldproblems refers to those everyday, non…

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Resources Pilates straps for those with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder or fused ankles from a disability

KEEP YOUR FEET IN THOSE PILATES STRAPS

If you’ve read my blogs or follow trend-able on social media, then you already know that I love pilates and truly believe that having a strong core has helped me to slow down the progression of my disease and compensate for nerve damage. Since my ankles are fused (no motion),…

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Resources Tool for those with invisible disabilities to keep active.

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

Fitbits are obviously not a new thing, but I love my Fitbit HR2 as it keeps me moving. This one tracks not just my steps, but also my heart rate, calories and even hours and quality of my sleep. I can read text messages from the screen and I love…

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Resources Machine for reducing pain for those with neuropathy from Chronic conditions & disability.

PAIN REDUCER THAT’S ELECTRICALLY STIMULATING

A Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a form of therapy that uses a low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain. It is connected to wires that conduct an electrical current through self-adhesive massage pads. These pads are placed on an area of pain, and a circuit of electrical impulses travel…

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Resources Pain reducing helper for people with chronic conditions

DROP IT (PAIN) LIKE IT’S HOT

Relieve pain from muscle aches, stiffness, tightness, muscle spasms, and cramps. With these wraps that are designed to adhere to multiple locations of your body. There are 11 wraps in the box (3 for muscle pain therapy and 8 for joint pain therapy). They are thin enough to wear discretely…

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