CastCoverz! Goes to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios

CastCoverz! made the trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida with customer, Olivia! Here is her thoughtful testimonial for Testimonial Tuezday:

“I didn’t need the weatherproof BootGuardz! at all in Disney, we got lovely weather there!  But, there was a thunderstorm at the end of our Universal Potter day and it was torrential!  My Mousekedots BootGuardz! got it’s chance to shine and my walking boot stayed lovely and dry, while the rest of me got soaked!  The weather was so bad that we had to do a quick dash out of the park (have you ever tried a “quick dash” in between thunderstorms on crutches?  Not so easy – thankfully I can bear weight on my boot or else I wouldn’t have managed!)

The Purple Polka forearm crutch bag was a daily superstar.  Every morning, I popped/hopped downstairs, got my bagel, croissant & banana, arranged them all in the little bag, and hopped back up to my balcony for breakfast.  Bliss!  So, thank you for making my breakfasts easier and for saving me from a wet boot.  The bag even made it into a photo of the boot relaxing after breakfast on the balcony at Disney’s Yacht Club!”

CastCoverz! Forearm Crutch Bag in “Purple Polka”

Thankz for sharing your photo and CastCoverz! experience, Olivia!  We LOVE the photo!

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Stuck in Bed and Need Fitness?

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Meet Stuck in Bed Fitness!

While exhibiting at the Medtrade-Connecting the Home Medical Equipment Industry Trade Show in Atlanta last month, we had the pleasure of being introduced to a new company, a new product called Stuck in Bed Fitness (In Bed Med Recovery.)  This company was started by a team of wellness specialists striving to help adults and children, who are confined to a bed or wheelchair, stay active and fit.  Their product is a fitness solution for recovery, therapy, & exercise needs for people of all ages, with injuries of all types.

“Using our product will provide you with a great way to maintain strength both physically and mentally, which will help with your overall sense of well being.” ~In Bed Med Recovery

Check out their website, “Like” them on Facebook, and share their product with those in need!

 

 

 

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Ways to Help a Mom on Crutches Create Thanksgiving Dinner

Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches

It’s that time of year!  Time to get the turkey out, thaw it, stuff it, and put it in the
oven.  If you already smell the pies baking in the air, you know it’s almost time for the
big meal.  But wait…mom is on crutches!  Who’s going to do all of the work?  Not her…At least not in the same way as every other year!  Here are a few ways you can help
mom get Thanksgiving meal on the table this year.

Thanksgiving Dinner

1.  Get Instructions
If mom is used to doing it all, she’s still going to want to be in the kitchen.  Find
her a comfy chair and prop her leg up. Then, let her tell you what you need
to do in order to get the meal ready for everyone.  You might learn a few
things and spending time together will be fun as well.

2.  Do it Alone
If you know your way around the kitchen, offer to take over and make the meal
yourself.  You might have to order a few pies from the store or adjust in other
ways, but as long as mom’s recovery stays on track, the rest doesn’t matter.

3.  Ask For Help
Everyone comes to your house for Thanksgiving and they always offer to
bring things.  This year, let them!  You might get just about everything covered,
without having to do anything at all.  Who knows, mom might even enjoy the
change and make it a tradition!

4.  Make Changes
Everyone has an idea in mind when it comes to a meal this big, but that
doesn’t mean it always has to be the same.  If you don’t feel comfortable
making a turkey, grill some chickens.  It might be different, but as long as your
family is together, it’s still Thanksgiving.

5.  Go to a Restaurant
There are plenty of restaurants that offer Thanksgiving meals.  There’s
nothing wrong with going out this year.  You can get a full meal at a decent
price, and the best part is, once you get home, you have nothing to clean up!

6. Get Mobility Options
Sit mom down in front of the computer and bring up Goodbye Crutches.  Have
her look at the iWALKFree Hands Free Crutches, the Seated Scooter, and the
Knee Scooter, and see which she thinks will fit her lifestyle and needs best.
She will find that not only can she do more for the Thanksgiving meal, but
she can get around better during everyday life, as well!

7. Give Thanks
The best way you can help your non-weight bearing mom any day of the
week is to give her your thanks.  Tell her how grateful you are for everything she has done for you over the years.  With that sentiment, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish, together, during her recovery.

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Halloween Tips for the Injured

Guest post by Goodbye Crutches

Happy Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of the year. You get to dress up in costume…go house to house and gather candy…and just have an all around good time with friends. When you injure yourself, you may think the fun has come to an abrupt halt. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are still things you can do to enjoy Halloween despite, or perhaps even because, of your injury. Here are a few tips to help the holiday remain enjoyable.

Tip#1: Find the Perfect Costume
Creating a costume for yourself on crutches is a new challenge, but there are plenty of ideas out there. You could be an injured soldier; for example, or perhaps a sports person who got injured during play. You could include your crutches by transforming them into wings and going as a bird or you could even do the old-fashioned mummy costume and use the crutches to support the theme. There are plenty of ways to dress around your crutches and even ways to include them.

Tip#2: Stay Safe
You will want to make sure that safety is your highest goal on Halloween. When you are injured, safety is more important than ever. You will want to choose a costume that allows you to move unhindered and one that will not trip you up. You will also want to make sure your flashlight has fresh batteries so you can see your path at all times.

Tip#3: Grab a Different Mobility Device
If you really want to enjoy the day, consider getting a mobility device other than crutches.
Goodbye Crutches has plenty to offer and each device has its advantages on HalloweenGoodbye Crutches Knee Scooter and beyond. The Hands Free Crutch, for example, is easy to walk in and allows you the use of both of your hands at all times. It also makes a great peg leg on a pirate costume! The Knee Scooter allows you to zoom around the neighborhood quickly, and with ease, and the Seated Scooter gives you a place to sit and rest throughout the evening. Any of the devices can be a lot easier on your recovery process on Halloween or any other day.

Tip#4: Consider Fashion
Halloween colorsIf you’ve found the perfect costume, the last thing you want is for your cast to stick out and not blend in. Check out CastCoverz! for covers for all orthopedic devices, such as a cast, brace, walking boot, or crutches, and see if you can find something that will fit the costume perfectly. There are enough fabric choices and options that you should be able to find the perfect cover and fit, and then think about getting a few other options for the rest of the season!

Tip#5: Have Fun
It might take a little more planning this year, but you can still enjoy Halloween and have fun, even in a non-weight bearing status. Plan ahead, and make some adjustments, so you can get the rest you need and enjoy the day!

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