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6 Steps for Fall Prevention

Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people over the age of 65. Falls are the main cause of disability and the leading cause of death from injury among people over the age of 75 in the UK. Having a fall can destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence. The after-effects [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How we make orthopaedic shoes

In our Birmingham manufacturing facility, we make custom orthopaedic shoes to solve a variety of foot problems which cannot be solved with insoles or semi-orthopaedic shoes. Orthopaedic shoes have an image of being old-fashioned and clumsy, but that is a very outdated view. We make custom shoes to any design, many of which are barely [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Walking Aids – Made in Sheffield

We are proud that we make all our walking aids and Matrix products from our Sheffield manufacturing plant. We have recently invested in new machinery to aid with this process. As part of our "Made in Sheffield" series, we have created a short video showcasing our walking aids.  

By |October 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Stephen Hawking shares his experiences at Headway Neurological Conference

Stephen Hawking shares his experiences at Headway Neurological Conference On Wednesday 5 October, we exhibited at the Neurological Headway Suffolk conference, where world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking appeared as a guest speaker. During his speech, Professor Hawking, told a busy conference hall how he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease more than 50 years ago. “In [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Posey Mitts and Post Stroke Therapy – A study

The NHS conducted a study evaluating the use of hand mittens in post stroke patient's who do not tolerate naso-gastric feeding.   The findings show that early naso-gastric and consistent (NG) feeding in acute stroke patients has been shown to improve patient morbidity and mortality. Acute stroke patients can be agitated and frequently pull out NG [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

WalkAide and Multiple Sclerosis Drop Foot

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. The damage to nerves often leads to drop foot. One way of combating this problem is through the use of an FES device, such as WalkAide.   MS is the most common condition of the central nervous system [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

Step inside our Sheffield office

At Trulife, we are an internationally based and focus on the development and manufacture of Orthotic footwear, Orthotics, Walking Aids, Breastcare, Prosthetics and Pressurecare products and services.  Here in the Sheffield - we manufacture all our Walking Frames, the Matrix range, orthotic insoles and a custom range of products.  In this video, our employees talk [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

New – Dementia friendly walking frame

New to our range of walking frames is our red Dementia Frame, a lightweight aluminium walking frame finished in a vibrant red colour, designed to provide greater colour contrast and recognition, making it ideal for patients with symptoms of dementia. Red was chosen as there is evidence to suggest that the red part of the [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Custom lower limb orthotic for paraplegic Skydiver

Ben White is a T8 / T9 paraplegic, after an accident suffered while Skydiving. We recently received an email fro m Rosie Manning, a final year mechanical engineering stud ent at Nottingham University. Rosie wanted advice on the components and design of a custom lower limb orthoses for Ben, to enable him to take part [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

North East Orthotists Opportunities

We are expanding our team! We are looking for both full time and part time experienced Orthotists within the North East of England. The successful candidates require good general orthotic experience with specific interest in diabetic foot care, paediatrics and neurological patients. The Package  The package offered consists of: Competitive Salary Quality Company Car Contributory [...]

By |April 29th, 2016|Careers|0 Comments