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Useful Links

In an effort to provide you with the best overall service, this section lists alphabetically, health and welfare-related links, and research study updates. Please note, FESrowing is not responsible for the content hosted on external websites. Following the links below implicitly constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of this agreement.

Ability Village, USA


This site, inspired by Tanya Lee, is dedicated to making the world a more inclusive and accessible place for those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The site includes a Disability Assistance Resources page and Blog for information and inspiration.


Tanya's inspiration for starting AbilityVillage came from her younger brother, Charlie, who has cerebral palsy. Tanya has watched Charlie overcome immense obstacles his whole life. While his cognitive abilities aren't affected by his CP, his physical abilities are. She's seen through his experiences how different the world can be for those who are differently abled, and hopes that through this site, she'll be able to encourage others to make their communities more accessible to every citizen.


Web address: www.abilityvillage.org

Backup Trust, UK


Back Up Trust is driven by the needs of people with spinal cord injury. Through challenge and fun, they open up possibilities to develop, achieve and get the most out of life. Individuality is respected, and diversity embraced. The Back Up Trust, "A world where people with spinal cord injury can realise their full potential."


Web address: www.backuptrust.org.uk

Landline: 020 8875 1805

Email address: admin@backuptrust.org.uk

DEMAND - Design and Manufacture for Disability, UK


Demand is a UK charity whose engineering and design experts facilitate the manufacture and refurbishment of equipment for people with disabilities. They operate from two sites in the UK, Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire, and Brockholes in Yorkshire, where a team of 20 staff modify, refurbish, design, and manufacture equipment that makes the daily life of people with disabilities easier. Since 2008, DEMAND has helped over 10,000 people to live enjoyable and fulfilling life.


Web address: www.demand.org.uk

Landline Hertfordshire: 01923 681800

Email address: info@demand.org.uk


Landline Yorkshire: 01484 666261

Email address: demand.yorkshire@demand.org.uk

Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA


Through their ocean conservation policy initiatives, the Menterey Bay Aquarium works to inspire action for conservation of the oceans, striving to empower individuals, influence policy and contribute to the protection of the oceans for future generations. Their success is measured by the tangible conservation outcomes they achieve on behalf of the Aquarium, through new laws, policies and other types of government action.


Web address: www.montereybayaquarium.org

Landline: (831) 648-4800


Underwater Explorers Program and Day of Discovery


In 2002, a joint initiative between NIADD (National Instructors Association of Divers with Disabilities), Oceanic and Monterey Bay Aquarium, enabled children, abled and disabled alike, to experience the wonders of the sea in the first "Day of Discovery for Kids with Exceptional Challenges". This inaugural program has since evolved into the Monterey Bay Aquarium Underwaters Program for kids ages between 8 and 13. It has state-of-the-art equipment to outfit all children for a surface scuba experience in the Great Tide Pool. The Underwater Explorers Program has since served over 30,000 children, including hundreds with a range of physical and mental disabilities. 


Web address: www.specialkidsscuba.org

New Mouth, USA


NewMouth is an informational web guide for those seeking general, orthodontic, pediatric, or specialty dental care. NewMouth is owned and funded by Dentistry Brands LLC, an informational marketing company that specializes in producing authoritative medical content based on dental literature, accredited scientific journals, and current dental research data.


All content published on NewMouth is created by our team of journalists, researchers, and those experienced in the medical writing industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Web address: https://www.newmouth.com

Pacific Medical Training, Philadelphia, USA


Pacific Medical Training is a continuing medical education company that provides certification courses for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). They  also have continuing education courses including Monitor Tech courses.

Pacific Medical Training recently published an article "ACLS Suspected Stroke Algorithm" which emphasises critical actions for out-of-hospital and in-hospital care and treatments. This document is current with respect to 2015 American Heart Assocaition Guidelines for CPR and ECC. These guidelines are current until they are replaced in October 2020.


Visit: www.acls.net/acls-suspected-stroke-algorithm.htm


Pacific Medical Training also published an article which covers the things to do and things to avoid to prevent heart attack and stroke.


Visit: www.acls.net/2013/05/17/the-9-most-important-things-you-can-do-to-keep-your-heart-healthy/index 


Web address: www.pacificmedicaltraining.com

Landline: 1-800 417 1748

Email address: support@pacificmedicaltraining.com

StuDocu, Amsterdam, Holland


StuDocu: "Our mission is to empower everyone to excel at their studies by providing the best tools to study more efficiently."


StuDocu believe accessibility is an important aspect of diversity that is intergral to society. They recognise that comprehensive, accurate information is essential in enabling disabled people to make informed choices.


To this end, StuDocu have created the most extensive university ranking table covering most major countries that takes accesibility into account to help those looking to further their educatioin find the most accessible friendly universities. 


Web address: www.studocu.com/en-us/home

VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California, USA

Current Research Studies


This link takes you to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System web page. This page lists current research studies which cover a diverse range of subject areas from strategies for activity and wellness after spinal cord injury, to rowing for bone health, to reducing incontinence with pacemaker technology.

Vision Centre, Texas, USA


Olivia Parker, Community Outreach Manager for Vision Center explains, "Cardiovasular health issues interfere with the amount of blood that reaches the eyes. When your eyes do not receive enough oxygenated blood, it leads to a variety of signs and symptoms."


According to Harvard Health, "Sudden visioin changes such as blurriness, dark areas, or shadows could be a blockage in an eye blood vessel, which can foreshadow a more serious stroke in the brain."


Vision Center have created a guide to help families better understand how to keep their eyes & heart healthy. 


Web address: www.visioncenter.org

Therapy Directory, UK


Therapy Directory is a website dedicated to offering a simple way to connect with therapists across the UK. If you have a health condition that could benefit from a form of therapy alongside medical treatment, or you are looking for ways to reduce stress, or looking to better your overall wellbeing, Therapy Directory will guide you through the first steps to health and happiness.


Physiotherapy can facilitate improved mobility by using physical metods such as massage, 
manipulation, and exercise.

There are a number of conditions that physiotherapy is used to relieve or treat. These include conditions affecting the joints, muscles and bones after injury. It can also help with conditions that affect your lungs, heart circulation, nerves and brain. Physiotherapy is often used to improve the range of joint movements and strengthen muscles. It can also help you recover from surgery.


Anyone can have physiotherapy, and it can take place in a number of different settings and locations. This includes hospitals, outpatient clinics, homes, schools, hospices, workplaces, and fitness centres.


Web address: www.therapy-directory.org.uk

Membership Services Team: 0333 3447 995 

Also visit Therapy Directory on Facebook Twitter Google+ and Linkedin

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