In 2007 I was in a traumatic car accident that left me a T4 paraplegic (meaning I can’t feel from the chest down) at the age of 21. I have always kept a positive attitude in regards to my injury, and I live every day to the fullest with a smile on my face. I’m designing jeans for other people in wheelchairs that are both functional, and fashionable. I want to make it possible for those with disabilities to be able to express their “alter-ego” through fashion while breaking down social barriers.
Adaptable clothing is hard to find, especially if you want to look fashionable. The adaptable jeans are just the beginning of clothing that has all the fashion and all the function for someone in a wheelchair. People with disabilities should have just as many clothing options.
After my injury, I graduated from Morehead State University in December 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Small Business Management and I was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012 where I served as an advocate for those in wheelchairs traveling the US sharing my story.
Now, I serve as a board member for both Build Inclusion, Inc. and the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI); work part time at my family’s business; peer mentor for new spinal cord injury patient at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital/Easter Seals of the Bluegrass; and a member of Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN).
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Because it’s portable, compact and lightweight, ADAPTS can be used for everyday transfers around the home or anywhere!
Our Reel Deal is an adaptive fishing accessory for individuals with limited or no hand function.
The Reel Deal securely attaches to bait casting and spinning reels where the handle is no more than one inch wide at the knob's widest point. It can be removed and attached to another reel handle. It will not properly attach to T-bar handles.
Velcro on the outer side of the Reel Deal attaches to Velcro on the Palm Cuff (sold separately).
The Reel Deal allows an angler to attach their hand with the Palm Cuff to the handle with the Reel Deal on it and reel in your line or fish. You can easily detach your hand from the handle for casting.
DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED WRIST AND/OR FINGER FUNCTION. CAN BE USED TO HOLD A FISHING ROD, GOLF CLUB, RAKE, BROOM, ETC. VELCRO SECURES IT AROUND YOUR WRIST AND THE OBJECT. EASY TO PULL TIGHT WITH LARGE THUMB RINGS. THE THUMB RINGS ON THE WRIST ARE DESIGNED NOT TO COME OUT OF THE BUCKLES, WHICH ELIMINATES THE HASSLE OF FEEDING IT THROUGH THE BUCKLES.
THE OBJECTS FIT SECURELY INTO THE ABLE ARM POCKET. ALSO INCLUDED IS A STRAP FOR ADDED STABILITY IF NEEDED.
Designed for Quads!
Easy to put on independently.
Also easy to put a weight in each hand to work out.
Large O-rings to help secure straps.
Available for right or left hand, but cuffs are interchangeable.
Made in USA.
The Adaptive Fishing Kit is comprised of one grasping cuff, one palm cuff and one Reel Deal - all you need to go fishing !
FISHING REEL NOT INCLUDED
The Single Arm Rowing Attachment, or one arm rowing hook as it is called by most athletes, creates two points of contact on the rowing handle. This allows one arm athletes, or athletes in wheelchairs to pull with equal pressure on the rowing handle. Rowing handles were never intended to be used from the middle and can create an awkward rowing position when you can’t use two hands.
The Aldridge Arm™ allows single arm athletes to perform deadlifts, toes-to-bar, pull-ups, farmers carry, strong man carries, trap bar, or any other function that an athlete can safely perform with two points of contact. Designed to be a quick-release mechanism, the athlete can keep the harness throughout a varied workout and have multiple integration straps that allow quick and efficient movement in the gym or wherever you workout.
Tested by the top seated athletes in the world and relentlessly tweaked to bring you the best product available in the adaptive community. Our Multi Ropes™ are a great core training device and a fantastic cardio workout for all skill levels. This product has been a four-year process starting with whiffle balls on cheap jump rope handles, used at the 2018 Wodapalooza Games, and evolving to where we are today.