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Elderly lady holding assistive product

10th May, 2024

An OT’s List of Useful Assistive Products

Samantha Shann recommends the best assistive devices and products that can help make day-to-day activities easier, safer, and less painful.

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man sleeping with a CPAP machine

9th May, 2024

What is Sleep Apnoea?

Did you know that there's more to sleep apnoea than just snoring? Here's what Dr Nerina, our sleep expert, shares about causes and treatments.

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Elderly lady in deep sleep

12th April, 2024

Why Do We Dream?

Unraveling the mystery of dreams, our Sleep Expert answers her most commonly asked question: "Why do we dream?"

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Accessible Bedroom

27th March, 2024

13 Tips to Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

We dive into 13 tips to create a senior-friendly bedroom and the benefits that come with it.

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Arthritis Pain

5th March, 2024

How to Sleep Well with Arthritis

Sleep Expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how you can sleep well with arthritis, or any other chronic pain condition you may be dealing with.

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Bathroom Grab Rail

15th February, 2024

How to Improve Bathroom Safety for the Elderly

A simple trip to the bathroom can pose potential risks. Here's improve bathroom safety for the elderly and the benefits of installing safety features.

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Sleep Expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

25th January, 2024

An Interview with Sleep Expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

An insight into our very own Sleep Expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan and her journey into the world of sleep.

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Hospital bed

23rd January, 2024

Can I Get a Hospital Bed for Home Use?

As individuals seek alternatives to prolonged hospital stays or care in a familiar environment, we explore the advantages of having a hospital bed at home.

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15th January, 2024

Increasing Surgery Wait Times Across Britain

NHS wait times soar, with elderly patients facing up to 60-week waits for surgeries. We dive into the UK's current wait time crisis.

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Samantha Shann with client.

5th January, 2024

How the Oak Tree Mobility Range Can Help With Osteoarthritis

Hear from our Occupational therapist Samantha Shann, who works with Oak Tree Mobility to support and train our staff and customers.

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Woman sleeping

4th January, 2024

5 Things You Need To Know About Sleep

What is REM? How much sleep do you need? Here are 5 things you need to know about sleep.

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4th January, 2024

How To Combat Raynaud’s This Winter

In this blog, we’ve put together some ways you can relieve the symptoms of Raynaud's at home.

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Person getting a massage

29th December, 2023

31 Health Benefits of Massages

There are many benefits of a massage. We've put together a list of 31 different illnesses or pains that massages can help.

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Good blood circulation

20th December, 2023

Improve Poor Circulation with Mobility Furniture

If you suffer from poor circulation, an occupational-therapist approved mobility product from Oak Tree could make a big difference.

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Elderly lady alone at Christmas

20th December, 2023

Elderly Loneliness During the Festive Season

We aim to raise awareness about the challenges many seniors face during the festive season.

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Swollen Ankles

19th December, 2023

How To Ease Swollen Ankles

We've put a list of things to do to help ease the pain of swollen ankles in your own home including using a recliner chair and adjustable bed.

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Woman in pain due to sitting position on chair

19th December, 2023

What Is the Best Position for Lower Back Pain?

Navigating the challenges of back pain can be more than just a hassle. But what is the best position for lower back pain?

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Elderly man on the floor after falling

18th December, 2023

An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Fall Prevention

Our very own Occupational Therapist shares her guide on fall prevention.

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Tired woman after waking up

12th December, 2023

Can Sleep Help With Weight Loss?

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explores the relationship between sleep and weight management and how getting a good night’s sleep really can help you to manage your weight.

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Man resting his eyes, ready for a nap.

30th November, 2023

How Long Should a Nap Be?

How long should a nap be and what are the benefits of a nap? We explore the advantages of including naps into your daily routine.

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Woman in a deep sleep.

16th November, 2023

Why Does Sleep Help With Headaches

Delve into our Sleep Expert insights on unraveling the profound link between quality sleep and headache relief.

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Woman touching chest due to heartburn

15th November, 2023

How to Sleep With Acid Reflux

Whether acid reflux is a new condition for you or if you’re a long-term sufferer, here are a few easy solutions that can make a world of difference.

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Title 'Bracing for Winter: Your Guide to Increasing Seasonal Expenses'

24th October, 2023

Bracing for Winter: Your Comprehensive Guide to Seasonal Expenses

The cost of living has become increasingly challenging for us all. Here's how you can make your pennies go further.

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Helping Hand

9th October, 2023

How to Help Someone With Mobility Issues?

Mobility issues refer to those who have difficulties with their mobility. In this article, we will explore how you can help someone who may be struggling.

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Occupational Therapist Assessment

26th September, 2023

What to Expect From a Occupational Therapist Assessment

We understand that awaiting your first OT appointment can be daunting. OT expert, Samantha Shann shares everything you need to know.

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woman sleeping in bed with white sheets and wearing a blue shirt

24th August, 2023

What Happens When You Sleep?

Did you know nature has designed us to spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping? Understand the different sleep cycles and the science of a good sleep

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Disabled Facilities Grant

28th July, 2023

Disabled Facilities Grant: What it Means for You

The Disabled Facilities Grant is available to those with disabilities who need to make accessibility changes to their homes. Here's what you need to know.

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Man Sleeping

24th July, 2023

Falling Asleep With Greater Ease

Our Sleep Experts top tips on sleeping with greater ease.

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Man sleeping near fridge because they're too hot

7th July, 2023

How to Sleep in the Heat of Summer

Not being able to sleep when it's hot is frustrating. We've put together some tips and tricks to follow.

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Man drinking water

7th July, 2023

Our Top Tips for Staying Cool in Hot Weather

Small changes can help you cope with the hot weather. Read on for our top tips for staying cool.

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Morning stretch

15th June, 2023

Sleeping Well and Feeling Energised as You Get Older

Did you know that ageing can change your sleep patterns as you age? Dr Nerina shares the science behind sleep in older age.

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man lying in bed that can't sleep

25th May, 2023

How to Beat Insomnia Naturally

Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan gives her top recommendations on how to beat insomnia without medication

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man and woman lying in bed sleeping, woman covering ears as man snores

28th April, 2023

How to Stop Snoring Naturally

Let’s face it, there’s nothing great about snoring. Here are a few tips to help you, or your loved ones, stop snoring.

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flatlay of breakfast foods with coffee, waffles, porridge and honey

12th April, 2023

How Nutrition Can Help You Sleep

There are some clever nutritional choices that you can make that could help you to sleep better. Here are sleep expert and author, Dr Nerina's recommendations.

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woman leaning back to take a nap on the sofa

10th February, 2023

The Benefits of Taking a Nap

Napping is great, but it must be done in the right way and at the right time. Dr Nerina, our sleep expert tells you how to take the perfect nap to feel refreshed.

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illustration of elderly man isolated on top of the globe

11th January, 2023

The Importance of Elderly Mental Health and Blue Monday

Elderly individuals may be at an increased risk for mental health issues due to a number of factors. Here are the top issues to look out for and recommended solutions.

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Woman looking at alarm clock unable to get back to sleep

7th December, 2022

5 Ways to Get Disruption-Free Sleep

Getting the right amount of sleep is important and it is equally vital that you are getting the right quality of sleep. Here are 5 tips to help you get disruption-free sleep.

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Loneliness Index

22nd November, 2022

The Loneliest Regions in the UK

Following Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis, the loneliness epidemic is on the rise. Find out where your region ranks on our Loneliness Index and the top factors contributing to social isolation.

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Woman sat at desk with her laptop open. She is arching her back in pain due to her posture

4th November, 2022

An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Good Posture

Our Occupational Therapist shares how you can improve your posture at home with these simple steps.

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Lady sleeping in bed

25th October, 2022

A Sleep Expert’s 5-Non-Negotiables for Deeper More Nourishing Sleep

If you're struggling to get to sleep, here are 5 solutions to help you get better rest within 2 weeks.

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What is an Occupational Therapist

3rd October, 2022

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy supports people at home, at work, in schools or in care settings to overcome or adapt to challenges in everyday tasks known as “occupations”.

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Disability benefits cover image

17th August, 2022

Top 10 European Countries With the Highest Disabled Populations - How Do Their Benefits Stack Up?

Oak Tree has studied the data from the top 10 European countries with the highest disabled populations and discovered just how well the UK’s benefits stacks up in comparison.

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Elderly couple exercising

5th August, 2022

Stay Active: Chair Exercises to Maintain Your Mobility

Many of us encounter mobility problems as we age and find that exercising can be tricky. Our personal trainer has helped us to design these easy home exercises that you can try from the comfort of your chair.

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Elderly woman having a massage

5th August, 2022

31 Health Benefits of Massage

Many studies demonstrate the benefits of massage for easing mental and physical ailments. So, we’ve put together a list of thirty-one different illnesses or pains that massages can help.

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Jack from the TV Advert Dancing Outside

3rd August, 2022

February in the Garden

With springtime and the key growing season just around the corner...

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Accessibility in the workplace - team working at their desks

13th July, 2022

Accessibility in the Workplace

Data indicates that accessibility in the workplace has improved greatly in the last 10 years, but there is certainly more to be done.

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A person sat by their commode

12th July, 2022

What is a Commode?

If you or a loved one have recently been discharged from a stay in hospital or are struggling with mobility and require additional support with going to the loo, you may be wondering ‘what is a commode?’. Oak Tree Mobility explains the difference between a toilet and commode, and shares key features of the most popular products.

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older woman using a walking aid to walk outside with their grandchild

28th June, 2022

How to Choose the Right Walking Aid?

Choosing the right mobility aid can be a complicated and daunting process. To help you on your journey, Oak Tree has shared the most popular mobility aids and their key features. By the end of this blog post, you should feel more confident in choosing the right walking aid for you.

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Who Is Eligible For Free Mobility Equipment

18th May, 2022

Who Is Eligible For Free Mobility Equipment?

Did you know that you could be entitled to free mobility equipment? If you have mobility issues you could receive these mobility aids to make life easier at home.

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3rd May, 2022

What is Rotunda Equipment?

Rotunda equipment is one of the most popular choices of aids for the elderly, as it provides a safe and efficient solution for transfers.

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Woman with a bad back

19th April, 2022

How to Improve Posture in Old Age

With age maintaining your good posture can become more challenging and an issue for your back health. Here are our 7 tips to help you improve your posture.

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Woman on an old computer

14th March, 2022

The Most Nostalgic Era

Great Britain is known for its iconic contributions to fashion, music, and trends. Oak Tree Mobility has analysed data on the key trends, food, fashion and music from the 60s-00s to discover what is the most nostalgic era.

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Lady getting up from seat with her zimmer frame

9th March, 2022

What is a Zimmer Frame?

We explain the difference between a Zimmer frame, rollator and walking frame,<br>and how to choose the right one for you.

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Image of a happy couple on their wedding day

9th February, 2022

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Modern dating brings more obstacles to finding true love. We've asked 5 couples who have been married for 30+ years, to share advice for young love-seekers.

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Doctor testing blood pressure

8th February, 2022

7 Tips For Improving Blood Circulation

Blood circulation problems are more common than you may think so it's important understand the symptoms and causes. We've shared 7 easy tips to support you to improve blood circulation.

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older couple dancing

20th January, 2022

70 is the New 65: When Does Old Age Begin?

When does old age really begin? According to research by Oak Tree 70.2 is officially the new old age.

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Swollen feet

8th May, 2019

How to Relieve Swollen Ankles

While common, swollen ankles can be extremely uncomfortable, here are the causes, remedies and how a rise and recline chair can help relieve swelling.

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16th April, 2019

6 Plants to Brighten up your Garden this Easter Holiday

With the weather getting warmer you might be thinking about what to plant in your garden this spring, here are 6 delightful flowers to give you some inspiration!

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older woman placing hands over her heart

31st October, 2018

Living with COPD: how you can make everyday life easier

COPD can have a significant effect on your quality of life.. A mobility device like an adjustable bed will give you the freedom to enjoy life again.

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Image showing arm x-ray where there's pain

18th October, 2018

3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself Against Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis causes weak and brittle bones. Here are three easy ways you can improve your bone density and strength.

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Fruit and veg

9th October, 2018

6 Myths You Should Stop Believing About Cholesterol

Having too much bad cholesterol in your blood increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. These are the things you can do about it.

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Feet with grey socks on a bed with a blanket.

19th September, 2018

6 things you should know about coping with Raynaud's

Raynaud's phenomenon is a common condition that affects your blood circulation. Here's how you can manage the symptoms of Raynaud's.

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Image of Black Forest Gateu

19th September, 2018

Our Top Five Classic British desserts

From baked Alaska and Arctic roll to Black Forest gateau and the acquired taste of blancmange, here are five of our favourite British dessert recipes.

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Woman reading next to a fire

12th September, 2018

Four Ways Reading Could Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Did you know that reading can also benefit your health and wellbeing? It eases stress, helps you sleep, and could even protect you against dementia.

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Image of brain with Alzheimers

30th August, 2018

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's affects an individual's brain function and causes memory loss, forgetfulness, and confusion. How can it be managed?

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Image of a spoon with salt

17th August, 2018

How Much Salt is Too Much?

We often hear that salt is bad for our health, but how much is too much?

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Image showing medicine and clipboard

10th August, 2018

Have You Heard of Sepsis?

Sepsis is a rare but life-threatening complication of an infection. Read on to find out what you should look out for and what to do it you suspect someone has sepsis.

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X-ray for huntingtons disease

12th July, 2018

Have You Heard of Huntingtons Disease?

Huntington's disease is a rare genetic condition, stopping certain parts of the brain from working properly. How can it be managed?

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6th July, 2018

Could Walking Football Improve Your Health?

Walking football - where players walk rather than run - could help you rediscover your love of the game, while benefiting your health and wellbeing.

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Walking aids

24th May, 2018

Our top products to help you manage your arthritis

Arthritis is an incredibly common condition, but that doesn't make living with it any easier. Managing your pain can be a challenge, but the right product could help. From protecting your joints to easing stiffness and swelling, we've put together a list of solutions to help you enjoy everything life has to offer.

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Symptoms of dementia

24th May, 2018

Could You Spot the Early Warning Signs of Dementia?

Dementia is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that occur as a result of damage to the brain. Could you spot the early signs of dementia?

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An image of a Zimmer frame and a walking stick

18th May, 2018

Lifestyle Products to Support you After a Stroke

Suffering a stroke can be life-changing, but there things that can help make daily living easier. We offer a range of products to help you on your recovery.

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Image of man feeling bones in fingers

17th May, 2018

Arthritis: Understanding the Different Types and Symptoms

Read on to find out about the causes of arthritis, common symptoms, and how you can reduce your pain and keep your joints healthy.

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Could a transit wheelchair improve your everyday life?

14th May, 2018

Could a transit wheelchair improve your everyday life?

There are many benefits to owning a transit wheelchair. Although they require another person to push, transit or travel chairs are lightweight, easy to transport, and are ideal for occasional use.

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Image of Self Propel Wheelchair

14th May, 2018

The Benefits of a Self-Propel Wheelchair

A Self-propel wheelchair improves mobility. If you use your wheelchair outdoors, this model will help you get around and feel your most confident.

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Image showing person taking pills

1st May, 2018

What are the Symptoms of a Stroke

Strokes can be life-threatening, but urgent medical treatment can reduce the amount of damage.

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Arm raises

24th April, 2018

5 Exercises to do at Home for Restricted Movement

Having limited mobility doesn’t mean you have to compromise your physical health. These five exercises can be done from the comfort of your chair and work on different areas of the body, to give you a good full workout.

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