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Tenura US Christmas & New Year Opening Hours. Let’s Celebrate!

Tenura Christmas Side BannerIn 2021, Tenura participated in the Purple Tuesday campaign. Our goal for the campaign was to make the website more accessible for disabled individuals. We are continuing with this initiative in the coming year. We also helped to spread awareness and key information about some causes close to us and our customers:

  • World Occupational Therapy Day 2021
  • Global Arthritis Day 2021
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

More products from the Tenura range are now available in cardboard cartons as we move away from plastic packaging and towards eco-friendly alternatives, and 2022 will be no different. You can read about our eco-friendly initiatives in the Fixing the Plastic Crisis’ blog.

 

We enjoyed watching the fantastic Paralympians competing at the Tokyo Paralympics and created a blog looking at ways to make sports more accessible for the disabled. We are excited to watch the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games in 2022. 

 

Our Opening Times

You may be thinking of purchasing some Tenura products in time for Christmas. Tenura order cut off before Christmas is December 22nd at 1pm for expedited, December 23rd at 3pm for standard services, subject to stock availability. Should you require your products over this period, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to arrange this.

 

Our services will be limited over the festive period. Tenura US’s opening times are below:

 

December 24th – Closed

December 31st – Closed

December 27th – Open with reduced capacity

December 28th – Open with reduced capacity

December 29th – Open with reduced capacity

December 30th – Open with reduced capacity

December 31st – Closed

January 3rd – Business resumes as normal

 

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We hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year. See you in 2022!

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Tenura US are at FIME Exhibition 2021 See You There!

tenura at fimeFIME is an exhibition of medical technologies and has been taking place since 1991. It’s a well established medical industry show which encompasses state-of-the-art technology manufactured by cutting edge businesses, including Tenura.

We’ve been participating in the FIME exhibition for three years and are so excited to join in on the action again this year. We can’t wait to see you at our exhibition booth, J54. The exhibition is at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, 33139, Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Come to the stand to trial our products and get in-depth knowledge of Tenura via our brand ambassador, Mathew.

160 x 600 FIME Exhibition 2021 BannerThe exhibition opening hours are 10am to 5pm, Wednesday and Thursday, on Friday it closes at 4pm, and there is plenty to see each day. It is the largest healthcare show in the Americas, with over 500 companies participating from more than 40 countries this year. Many educational talks inform you of the latest news and practices, with seminars on topics including The Healthcare Supply Chain and Procurement, Imaging and Diagnostics, and Patient Safety.

Tenura silicone daily living aids are undisputed leaders in the industry. Our range boasts antimicrobial properties that protect you from harmful germs, making them perfect for the ever-increasing health-conscious population.

This year is a little different compared to the previous. Due to the Coronavirus, specific measures and procedures are in place to maintain visitors and exhibitors’ safety. You can find all the information you need before attending the event via FIME’s Coronavirus information page.

We also want to say a big congratulations to the FIME Exhibition organisation who are celebrating 30 years of the medical show, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Tokyo Paralympics 2022 – How to Make Sports Disability-Friendly

Summer Paralympics, are you ready?

This quadrennial event is ready to take place in Tokyo this year. It will commence on Tuesday the 24th of August and conclude on Sunday the 5th of September. Via NBCSN., you can watch, be inspired, and admire the talents of the Paralympians who are taking part.

In this blog, we are rounding up our favorite facts and exploring ways to make sports accessible for those with disabilities.

Some Interesting Facts about the Paralympics

Wheelchair Athelete Running - Wheelchair Racing on Paralympic Track next to Elderly ManSince 1960, the Paralympic Games have brought the best-disabled athletes to internationally recognized sporting arenas. Although, before the Paralympics' creation, disabled people did and still can compete in the Olympics. The criteria is and always will be to qualify to gain entry.

Paralympians stand up against adversity and have accepted the challenge to overcome their disability and make the most of it. The games and athletes are awe-inspiring, which often leads to a vast uptake in sports globally.

One hundred seventy countries and over four thousand Paralympians will participate in the Tokyo Paralympics 2021.

There are Six Terms to Segment the Athletes:

The classification system within the Paralympics helps keep the competition fair and safe. The six segments are as follows:

  1. Amputee
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Intellectual Disability
  4. Wheelchair
  5. Vision Impaired
  6. Les Autres/Others

There are 22 Summer Paralympic Sports

There are 22 summer paralympic games for athletes, with the two newest sports debuting at the Tokyo games, badminton, and taekwondo.

  • Archery
  • Rowing
  • Athletics
  • Shooting Para Sport
  • Badminton
  • Sitting volleyball
  • Boccia
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Table Tennis
  • Cycling
  • Taekwondo
  • Equestrian
  • Triathlon
  • Football 5-a-side
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Goalball
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Judo
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Powerlifting
  • Wheelchair Tennis

 

Paralympic Only Sporting Events

Above are two Paralympic sports that have no Olympic counterpart, so let's explore them:

Boccia Paralympic Sport like the game to be played at theTokyo Paralympics 2021

Boccia

Boccia is a mixed-gender turn-taking sport.

Initially, this game was curated with cerebral palsy players in mind. However, now many different disabled people compete, often those with reduced motor skills.

There are many variants of this game worldwide. For example, we have Bowls in the US, the UK have Lawn Bowling, the French have Pétanque, and the Italians have Bocce. They all fall under the umbrella term Boules. You throw/roll your balls as close to the target as possible, and your competitors try to beat your attempt.

One team is red, the other blue, and their target is a white ball. 

Goalball Paralympic Sport Being Played-long image

Goalball

Goalball is intended to be played by the visually impaired/blind. This game sees three participants per team use their hands to throw or roll the ball into the opponent's net, relying on senses other than sight, mainly hearing. Ear-hand coordination is imperative to compete as the ball contains bells inside that players rely on to understand its velocity. Non-disabled players should wear eyepatches and eyeshades to prevent sight. A Goalball game lasts for 12 minutes a half, 24 minutes in total. 

Adapted Technology for Sports

Blade Runner - Man Blade Running at Rio 2016 ParalympicsAs a disabled person, finding a way into sports of any kind can be tricky, as they aren't always accessible. An example of this is an amputee taking up running. Running is defined as "the activity of going somewhere quickly on foot, as a sport or for pleasure:" - Cambridge Dictionary.

To make this sport accessible to amputees, a universally designed running shoe is not going to help. However, ergonomic adaptive equipment such as running blades can allow an amputee to participate in running events.

How to Make Sports More Accessible with Tenura Products

Let's look at ways Tenura products can help disabled people participate in sports and adapt their equipment further for better results and comfort.

T-B-3-Yellow-Bottle-Opener-Appletiser-2Open Drinks with a Bottle Opener

When you are working out and training, you don't want your bottle lid to get between you and that fresh sip of water, so take a Tenura bottle opener to the gym. Tenura bottle openers are made of silicone that's grip-enhancing.

For people with arthritis, twisting and exerting strength through their wrists and hands is tricky and limited, so having this aid is beneficial.

Non-Slip Floor Mats for Mobility

When participating in events as a wheelchair user or someone who uses a walking aid, you may need an extra bit of grip to help you move from one mobility aid to another. For example, in Wheelchair Basketball, there are specially designed wheelchairs for the sport, but getting into one can be a struggle.

By having a Tenura non-slip floor mat under your feet, you can feel secure knowing you have a good foothold and have reduced the risk of slipping when moving between mobility aids.

Non-Slip Strips under Handle Wraps

Disabled Person Playing Tennis with grip strips on badminton racketYou can wrap Tenura grip strips around the handle of your golf club, badminton racket, or baseball bat and then add your handle wraps. This additional layer adds comfort to the handle as Tenura silicone is soft and cushioning.

For a permanent solution, use Tenura adhesive-backed grip roll, cut it to size and wrap it around the sports equipment handle.

We can only recommend Tenura grip strips in this application to increase handle surface area and comfort, not grip. Tenura grip strips, like the rest of our silicone range, lose their properties when wet. Use a recommended and approved handle wrap for this application once Tenura grip strips are applied.

Grip Roll for Indoor Cycling & Wheelchair Sports

Wheelchair Athelete Running - Wheelchair Racing on Paralympic Track in Aerodynamic PositionWhen practicing your cycling indoors on an exercise bike, cut down Tenura grip roll and attach it to the bike's pedals, which will give you an excellent foothold and prevent your feet from sliding off the pedals. This adaptive method can also be applied to cross trainers and other indoor gym equipment.

Note, grip roll and our other silicone products, when wet, lose their non-slip properties.

Experience the same benefits of non-slip pedals by attaching the gripping roll to your wheelchair's footrest for indoor games of Wheelchair Basketball.

Non-Slip Fabric to Stop Saddles and Exercise Mats Sliding

Person with special needs-disability horse riding inspired by ParalympiansYou can use Tenura non-slip fabric to prevent saddles from moving, cut the non-slip material to a suitable size and place it between the saddle pad and saddle. Now, as a rider, you can feel secure in the knowledge that Tenura grip fabric is doing its job and stopping any unwanted movement of the saddle. 

Tenura non-slip fabric is also beneficial when placed under yoga mats or other exercise mats to prevent them from moving while you're completing your exercise. Unwanted movement from your mat during exercise could lead to injury. 

 

Tenura silicone is antimicrobial, perfect for use in areas where you will be around heavily used equipment that is likely carrying many germs and bacteria.

Adapting your equipment to be more disability-friendly can help when participating and taking up hobbies in sports. If you have any more ideas you would like to share. We would love to hear your thoughts via our socials (Facebook and Twitter).

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How Pets Can Benefit the Disabled

How Pets Benefit Disabled - Elderly man with his pet cat smilingThis blog post will explore the mental and physical advantages that owning a pet can have on someone with a disability such as arthritis.

Having a disability can affect your everyday life, harming your heart rate, communication and causing depression. However, a furry companion like a cat or dog can help to reverse the negative impact.

Owning a pet positively influences two main aspects of life: mood and health, which means pets affect the body by decreasing rates of depression, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Let's explore these benefits in more detail…

Pets and Their Effect on Blood Pressure and Arthritis

How Pets Benefit Disabled - Elderly lady taking her blood pressure with pet catWith arthritis, inflammation can occur in joints, constricting arteries and reducing the rate blood flows through the body to supply muscles with oxygen. The restricted flow leads to increased blood pressure, which is troubling for arthritis patients as they are at a 50% higher risk of heart attacks.

So, it's essential to reduce blood pressure, and pets can help. Pets have therapeutic calming auras. When a pet is in your lap, you talk, stroke, and nestle into its warmth, forgetting your worries, which decreases your heart rate. When you are tired or nervous, it's nice to have a companion.

Pets can make a person feel safe in their home or when out and about; animals can be a security blanket, guard the person or their belongings, and be a protective barrier or conversation starter. Feeling safe and secure can also lower levels of anxiety and stress that heighten blood pressure.

 

Pets and Their Effect on Cholesterol Levels and Arthritis

How Pets Benefit Disabled - Disabled blind lady walking with her pet dog in the parkThose with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of heart disease, 50% to 70% higher, and cholesterol is a contributing factor. Having elevated cholesterol levels in the body increases pain within joints and other tendon complications.

You may have high cholesterol levels due to long periods of stress, a lack of exercise, or a poor diet containing too many saturated fats. Studies have shown that pets decrease the triglycerides present in the body. Triglycerides are the three fatty acids that contribute to high cholesterol levels.

Reducing cholesterol in the body can help keep heart disease at bay. To lower cholesterol levels, you should exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, and having a pet is an excellent excuse to go for a walk and is undoubtedly a great benefit. Having a pet with you can reduce the stress or anxiety you may feel when out walking.

 

Pets and Their Effect on Cognitive Behaviour/­Depression

How Pets Benefit Disabled - Disabled woman in wheelchair with her pet dogIt's estimated that up to 41% of disabled adults have depression, which is staggeringly high, and there is no one cure to suit all. Many factors cause depression in a person's life, and it can be a struggle to help change a person's mindset.

The companionship of a pet, a being they need to care for, can give a disabled person the necessary motivation and responsibility for a positive change. Caring for others can come more naturally than caring for yourself when struggling with depression, so an animal's natural temperament to play and exercise can have promising long-lasting effects on their mental state. How Pets Benefit Disabled - Elderly lady with her pet dog smiling

 

Pets Effect on the Elderly

Pet owners over 65 visit their doctor 30% fewer times than non-pet owners. There's no clear-cut reason, but the benefits of reduced stress, increased exercise, and companionship all help play their role.

 

Some Tenura Products that Make Pet Ownership Easier for the Disabled:

Tenura products can help those with weak grip strength or conditions like arthritis care for their pets.

 

Tenura Extreme Grip Mats

When it comes to feeding your pet, they tend to be pretty eager, diving headfirst into their food bowl, knocking it around the floor, with no worry about the mess they create. You can prevent this previously inevitable mess by placing the pet's food bowl onto a Tenura Extreme mat. Tenura Extreme mats stop the food bowl from sliding across the floor or getting tipped over.

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Nothing is sacred when you have a pet, they wonder where they please, and cats especially seem to find themselves upon the cabinets displaying your favorite ornaments. Instead of watching their next steps with fright, place your vases and such on a Tenura Extreme mat. The objects stick to Tenura mats, so the next time your cat is up there, you won't need to worry nor tidy up anything broken. 

Tenura Grip Roll

How Pets Benefit Disabled - Cat on scratching post with silicone roll stopping pet accessory from movingYou can line underneath pet products such as litter trays, scratching posts, and other large products that unwantedly move. Just cut Tenura silicone grip roll to size and place it between the floor and pet accessory.

Tenura Grip Strips

During walks, you may find the lead tricky to keep a hold of, and it's uncomfortable. You can instantly improve these issues by twisting Tenura grip strips around the lead's handle. Grip strips add a layer of cushioning silicone comfort with grip-enhancing properties that stops the lead from sliding out of your hand.

Similarly, you may wrap Tenura grip strips around the brush handle when grooming your pet, which aids your grip, giving you more control. Brush handles can be thin and difficult to grasp, so build up a few layers of Tenura grip strips to increase the handle's width, which is a helpful idea for those with arthritis or other conditions that limit hand mobility or strength of grip.

 

Extensive research into the animal should be completed before being housed, as not all animals/breeds will be appropriate. It's very much dependent on the person's specific disability needs.

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Physical Therapy Uses for Tenura Products

Physical Therapists assist and encourage the development of someone who has a disability, is injured, or requires assistance to complete activities of daily living. They do this via physical therapy sessions, education, and therapy. They support people with neurological conditions like strokes and Parkinson's, neuro­mus­cu­los­ke­letal problems such as back pain and arthritis. They also deal with a person's cardiovascular and respiratory complications.

 

So how can Tenura's daily living aids assist the lives of Physical Therapists and their Patients?

 

Grip-Enhancing Silicone Rolls for Physical Therapists

T-S-2 Blue Grip Strip Crutch in Physical Therapy ClinicYou can wrap Tenura silicone roll around grab rails at the practice. This aids with mobility as the silicone roll is grip-enhancing, making it perfect for people with weak grip strength. It also provides a layer of comfort for the user to hold. Use Tenura grip roll to adapt equipment making it more accessible for your patient, such as their pre-existing mobility aids.

 

You can make all sorts of grip aids from Tenura silicone rolls. You cut the roll down to the desired shape and wrap it around objects, including handles.

 

Tenura grip roll can help with equipment application by keeping splints and other apparatus in a still position during physical therapy rehabilitation sessions.

 

Physical Therapist using silicone grip roll to massage scars on patientSome physical therapists use silicone rolls for massage therapy on scar tissue. They say it softens tendons following surgery when used with massage methods.

 

Tenura's non-slip roll can help with stabilization when positioning a patient during respiratory physical therapy. Positioning is the term used to promote optimal recovery and reduce the risk of pain and swelling.

 

Colour Contrast/Visual Aid Methods in Physical Therapy

When conducting forms of therapy with a partially sighted person, the contrast between objects is vital. For example, the phrase "it's black and white" means it's clear because there's a stark difference between them tonally, which helps individuals distinguish them. Most Tenura products come in vivid red, blue, or yellow, making them excellent visual aids.

 

There are trip hazards everywhere you go, and in a clinic, you must reduce risks such as this. You can add strips of bright red or blue silicone roll to hazardous items, such as doorstops that are often grey and camouflage into their surroundings.

 

Red silicone roll works exceptionally well at highlighting danger, as it's customary to signify hazards and heat in this way. For instance, stop signs are red, and the gauge dips into the red when you're running out of petrol. In your physical therapy clinic, you can effortlessly highlight steps, hot surfaces, and other dangers.

 

An example of using a blue grip roll within the clinic could be to make light switches more prominent. Make table corners and other sharp edges that could cause harm to stand out by using strips of blue grip roll.

 

Red and blue silicone rolls come in two variants non-adhesive and adhesive-backed, the latter being a more permanent non-slip­/grip-enhancing solution. There are also pre-cut grip strips available from the Tenura website.

 

Non-Slip Floor Mat Uses in Physical Therapy

T-FLOOR-60-1 Red Floor Mat Wheelchair for Physical Therapy UseWhen aiding a wheelchair user in and out of a wheelchair, a non-slip floor mat can give them a foothold, stopping them from slipping. It can also provide confidence to the user and make them more surefooted.

When standing up from a chair, the chair can jolt backward on slippery clinic floors. By placing a non-slip floor mat underneath, you can add a layer of safety, which is essential when evaluating the person's fall risk.

 

During weight-bearing procedures in your practice, where you move a person from one surface to another, Tenura non-slip mats can be a real benefit. Use non-slip mats as a preventative measure for slipping/­falling during this procedure. With both your feet and your client's feet safely positioned on a non-slip mat, the risks involved reduce as you both have a secure foothold, which would not be the case on smooth slippy clinic floors.

 

Non-Slip Table Mat at Physical Therapy clinic for self eating-feedingNon-Slip Table Mats for Self-Feeding­/Eating

Having a non-slip table mat under your patient's plate during self-feeding allows the user to exert more force, and if required, they can eat with one hand because the non-slip mat and plate remain in place. This real-world example is an executable daily exercise they can use at home or in the clinic to increase their eating competency.

 

Cutlery Grips for Physical therapy Sessions

T-CG-1 Cutlery Grips Pen for Crossword-11 for Physical Therapy UseWith age, dexterity decreases, so developing fine motor skills in your patient is vital. We utilize our fine motor skills in everyday life, such as buttoning up a shirt, which can be difficult, especially if the movement of your hands is limited.

 

As a physical therapist for seniors, handwriting practice is encouraged to progress a client's fine motor skills. To make this task more accessible, you can slide a Tenura cutlery grip onto a pen, improving grip and comfort due to the handle's increased surface area and the grip-enhancing properties of the silicone cutlery grip.

 

Eating involves a few steps that develop fine motor skills, such as using cutlery correctly, transferring food from fork to mouth, and using a knife for cutting. Sliding Tenura cutlery grips onto a fork or knife improves the person's capacity to hold and use their utensils, adding comfort and control.

Pediatric physical therapists will know that children have to learn fine motor skills, and following the above examples can push them to excel. We have Children's cutlery grips available designed for small hands.

 

Non-Slip Fabric for Hippotherapy Sessions

In hippotherapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy (physical and occupational therapy utilizing the temperament and mobility of horses), you can place a piece of non-slip fabric between the rider and the saddle to ensure they don't slide off. It can also add additional grip to the reins making Tenura non-slip fabric advantageous during hippotherapy. Alternatively, silicone grip rolls would also provide similar results.

 

T-B-3 Yellow Bottle Opener Appletiser-1 in Physical Therapy ClinicBottle Openers in Physical therapy Sessions

Recovery and re-establishment of independence are the primary goals of physical therapy. Things such as opening bottles may be a big feat for your patient, and a daily living aid can be of help. For pill bottles, a grip-enhancing bottle opener can aid your patient, helping them to reach their goals quickly and encouraging them to venture beyond their perceived limited ability.

 

 

At Tenura, we want to thank all physical therapists for their dedicated work improving the quality of life of their patients. If you have any further uses you would like to share with the physical therapy community, get in touch, and we will add it to the blog.

 

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Disability Advice Post Lockdown - Staying Happy After COVID19

This Tenura blog will look into ways you can stay positive and safe post-UK-lockdown both mentally and physically. Things as simple as speaking about your worries can be a big help, so let’s explore some great ways you can deal with post-lockdown life.

How can you Feel Happy Post Lockdown?

Disability Lockdown Advice - Woman calling a helpline for coronavirus supportCall Helplines for Support

There are many to choose from, so find one that suits your needs. Your first call may be a little awkward, or it may not have been quite what you were looking for, but there is an abundance of helplines to choose from, so don’t be disheartened and try another.

Try Local Services through your GP or Council

Contact your local GP or Council to provide you with localized advice such as support groups and other information, including benefits and housing.

Walking and Exercise to Clear the Mind

Disability Lockdown Advice - Blind man going for a walk with cane and guide dogGo for walks in areas that aren’t popular to avoid large crowds. Coronavirus is airborne, which means that it’s primarily spread when in close contact with an infected person.

If you struggle with mobility in terms of walking, perhaps do some research into walking aids. Tenura silicone grip roll can be a neat addition as it adds grip-enhancing qualities once you’ve wrapped the roll around the handles of walking aids.

You may be a wheelchair user and want to venture outside, but to avoid frustration, search for destinations that are wheelchair accessible. A Tenura non-slip floor mat can help transfer maneuvers for wheelchair users. Tenura floor mats provide a foothold, reducing the risk of slips and falls.

Follow Government Guidelines

Disability Lockdown Advice - Disabled people at a bar with friends-2The US government has the money, power, and statistics to understand the extent of the virus. Therefore you should follow their advice to a T.

If you are apprehensive about going out in public through the worry of members of the public complaining that you aren’t wearing a mask, use a lanyard to carry your face covering exemption card. It’s then easy for people to recognize you’re exempt.

Discuss your Worries with Friends & Family

Talk to your friends and family. They can help you and follow your requests, such as remaining outside when you meet them. Talking things through can help, and they may have advice or ideas that you hadn’t thought of, so take time to speak to them.

Returning to Work - Discuss Worries with Colleagues

Disability Lockdown Advice - Wheelchair user at  work-2If you are going back to work and aren’t sure of the Coronavirus procedures in place at your workplace, ask. It’s important that you as an individual feel safe and those who work with you.

If somebody isn’t looking themselves, make sure you ask if they are okay, this one goes for friends and family too, it’s been a hard time for us all, and this simple question can make a person’s day, it can also help you both relieve built-up stress or anxiety.

To remain safe at work, follow their guideline and use disinfectants such as hand sanitizer. It would be best if you also tried to stay 6ft apart from your colleagues.

Look Online for Help

Disability Lockdown Advice - Autistic woman using the computerAs socializing is difficult at this time, and you may feel this is not the best thing to do for your health, online forums and social media platforms can help alleviate the loneliness you may be feeling. On Facebook, you can join groups full of like-minded people with similar hobbies and interests.

There’s a social media platform called The Mighty, and this platform is developed especially for those with disabilities.

Get a Hobby – Find a New Passion

Disability Lockdown Advice - Amputee Disabled Person SurfingSome hobbies may be tricky to pick up with a disability. However, at Tenura, we have many products to enhance adaptive equipment to make hobbies more accessible. Tenura silicone grip rolls are both grip-enhancing and non-slip. You can wrap it around handles to give you more control of objects such as tennis rackets, golf clubs, or walking sticks.

If you want to explore the realm of cooking, the Tenura kitchen pack could be a great fit. It has a grip-enhancing bottle opener and jar opener as well as a non-slip coaster, which you can use to gain purchase on surfaces when twisting off lids of bottles or jars.

See all the Tenura products that could aid your new hobby and get you back to a sense of normality via the website.

 

We hope this post gives you a few things to consider if you feel down. But don’t forget to reach out and seek the help of others.

You can follow us on our socials for more advice and ideas (Facebook, and Twitter).

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New Tenura Video: Adult Utensil Grips – Adapted Grips

Make everyday objects and daily living activities more accessible with Tenura utensil grips.

Utsenil grips are an excellent adaptable aid as they are multifunctional and help complete daily tasks such as brushing your teeth or hair. Insert silverware, or your combs handle into the versatile grip to increase handle width and your control of the object, making tasks less of a struggle.

Through this video, you can explore new ways to use Tenura utensil grips to improve your life and learn how you can adapt everyday objects into accessible ones:

We hope you have found our video helpful, and it has given you some alternative utensil grip uses to help improve other aspects of your daily life.

T-CG-1-Cutlery-Grips as Adpative Gripson a Toothbrush, Peb, Hairbrush, Razor etcNow it's time to take a closer look at what makes Tenura utensil grips the best on the market:

In our later years, we start to lose our hand mobility. Our joints don't move as they once did, and therefore, adult utensil grips can aid in these areas of life once again. Utensil grips add comfort and aid in control, making knives safer and easier to hold.

We have two sizes available (adult utensil grips & children's utensil grips), which are designed to increase handle size, improve grip, control and comfort.

These adaptable grips are antimicrobial, which means bacteria cannot harbour on the surface of Tenura utensil grips, making them hygienic and safe to use in areas that require high-level sanitation.

Tenura silicone utensil grips are non-toxic as they do not contain any cost-saving chemical fillers such as plasticizers, making Tenura utensil grips some of the safest, most popular grips on the market.

As a child, you acquire hand mobility through repetition and practice, and this is where children's utensil grips come in handy. Slip these adaptive grips onto silverware, pens, and other thin handles to increase their surface area, making handles easier for small hands to grasp and control.

In our later years, we start to lose our dexterity. Our joints don't move as they once did, and therefore, adult utensil grips can aid in these areas of life once again. Utensil grips add comfort and aid in control, making knives safer and easier to hold.

We explore dexterity and fine motor skills, which are vital life lessons in our blog "New Tenura Video: Children's Assistive Devices".

As seen in the Tenura video, these are some seriously adaptable grips. By sliding Tenura utensil grips onto objects, you enlarge their surface area for comfort and better control. Some great examples include:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Hairbrushes
  • Razors
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Paintbrushes

If you can think of any more innovative ideas for Tenura utensil grips, please let us know via our socials (Facebook and Twitter). We love to hear from our customers.

Please fill out the contact form if you would like to contact us regarding Tenura utensil grips for adults or children.

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Watch Tenura Extreme Mats in Action – Make Everyday Tasks Accessible

Tenura Extreme mats are a valuable tool at home and on the go, especially if you are traveling via boat or motorhome. These super grippy mats can help during everyday tasks, including those requiring organization.

Tenura Extreme mats offer a non-slip solution that prevents spillages and breakages wherever you go. So, let's have a look at some worthy examples…

Using an Extreme mat in the Car as a Phone or Drinks Holder

In cars, boats, and motorhomes, objects inside experience much movement during travel; some will slide off surfaces and may break, causing a distraction, but it is preventable. To avoid this eventuality, place your belongings upon a Tenura Extreme mat, which secures the items ready for transit, and gives you a sense of relief.

The comparison clips between using a Tenura grip mat and not, which shows how effective Tenura Extreme mats are at keeping objects adhered to it. This is further demonstrated by a larger object, a drinking glass, complete with a Tenura CupCap to avoid spillages.

Keep Things Safe with Tenura Extreme mats - Car Keys, Toothbrushes & Utensils

We see grippy mats used to hold up car keys because I don't know about you, but I tend to lose my keys, and by having a grip mat by the door, my keys have a secure home.

You can use Tenura Extreme mats to grip things such as toothbrushes and kitchen utensils, which prevents them from coming into contact with surfaces that may have contaminants present. You must make sure that the items you wish to stick to the Tenura Extreme mat are dry. Otherwise, they will not grip and remain stuck to the mat.

Instead of putting your utensils back on worktops, you can stick them to an Extreme mat in a more convenient and accessible part of the kitchen.

Grip mats can make belongings easy to locate as they are stuck to the wall in front of you or highlighted if you use the green Extreme mat as a visual aid.

Using Tenura Extreme mats as a Tray Liner

In the video, we see Tenura Extreme grip mats as tray liners. They keep crockery adhered to the mat's tacky surface. You can use them on dinner trays or under dog food bowls to keep things in place and avoid a mucky pup.

Cleaning your Tenura Extreme mat

For your Tenura extreme mat to perform effectively, it needs to be clean and free from dirt and dust.

Due to Tenura Extremes high-tack properties, it requires a bit more effort to remove from a surface than the standard Tenura range. You can either pull back one corner and slowly peel it back on itself or use a little water where the mat meets the surface will help release the adhesive tack from the surface, making Tenura Extreme easier to remove. While many Tenura products have adhesive properties, no residue will be left on the surface. If you have used water to remove Tenura Extreme, then, of course, wipe the surface with a clean cloth.

To clean Tenura Extreme, submerge in warm, soapy water and gently wipe with your hands if necessary until dirt and dust is removed. Rinse with clean water and Let the mat fully dry before use, as the high-tack properties of the mat are only restored once dry.

 

These 7.8" x 7.8" mats come in two colors, clear and green. You can use clear mats for discrete help around the home, and green mats are perfect for those who need an additional visual aid to improve organization.

 

Wherever you need a grippy mat that keeps your belongings safe, Tenura Extreme mats can be of great help. The tacky surface to which things stick helps you avoid germs and breakages and keeps you organized.

If you want further information or to place an order, visit the Tenura Extreme Mat product page.

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New Tenura Video: Kid's Assistive Devices

Tenura creates and manufactures helpful assistive devices for kids to make life a little simpler. Tenura's ergonomically designed Kid’s products are beneficial during play and mealtimes. The three gadgets on show in the video are Tenura Kid’s utensil grips, CupCaps and anti-slip mats. You can use these products to promote the development of fine motor skills like handwriting.

Skills such as handwriting and properly using cutlery, may not seem necessary. However, they are the foundation to key life skills, and by using and practising with cutlery, the child's brain develops fine motor skills.

Fine motor skills are the movements we make using our smaller muscles for intricate tasks, a task in our everyday lives that requires such skill is fastening the buttons on your top, tying shoelaces, writing and correctly using cutlery.

Kids who do not practice fine motor skills often have low self-esteem because they are unable to complete the same tasks as their peers. So, let's make sure your child is happy and prepared for life by encouraging their development using Tenura Kid’s products.

Explore the benefits of our Kid’s Range:

Kid’s Utensil grips

Kids can struggle to hold items with thin handles as it requires fine motor skills and coordination. Typically, kids can feed themselves by age seven, having acquired these skills through years of practice. You may not give it much thought but grasping smaller objects requires a more extensive range of movement, which is why some kids struggle to hold cutlery. To help your child, slide Tenura Kid’s utensil grips onto handles, enlarging their surface area and making them more comfortable to hold. Some great examples include:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Hairbrushes

Kid’s utensil grips come in a pack of two and are available in three colours, red, blue and grey.

For larger hands, we have ergonomically designed adult utensil grips.

Tenura CupCaps – Silicone Drink Lids

We are all prone to knocking over drinks, especially kids, whose bodies are growing and don't have the best spatial awareness. With that in mind, CupCaps can be an ideal help. CupCaps are stretchy silicone drink lids that create a seal over the top of containers to keep the liquid inside and avoid spillages. Stretch the drinks cap over your cup, insert a straw through the eyelet and away you go, mess-free.

Kid’s Table Mats

Arts and crafts are a treasured pastime for all kids, often consisting of paint, pens and glue, all of which can leave horrifying marks on your furniture. However, by using a Tenura Kid’s mat as a barrier between the table and their art, you can protect your surfaces and keep the mess contained. Tenura mats are easy to wash/wipe down and are dishwasher safe.

The mat's silicone anti-slip properties prevent spillages, as paint pots and other mess-making supplies are securely held in place by the Kid’s mat.

There are two funky shaped Kid’s mats available, an orange cat and a green frog.

Benefits of Tenura Kid’s Assistive Devices

Tenura’s three assistive devices for kids are made from silicone, which means that have fantastic qualities, which include:

  • Non-Toxic

An essential feature as kids tend to put things in their mouth, so the last thing you want is the object to be toxic

  • Antimicrobial

Bacteria can't harbour on the mat's surface. Your child has a developing immune system, so it is crucial to reduce the risk of infection/­illness

  • Latex-Fre

Your child could be allergic to latex, and you may not be aware

  • Easy to hand wash and dishwasher safe

Tenura Kid’s products can withstand hgh temperature.

 

If you would like any further information on the products showcased in this blog and video, check out their product pages: Kid’s Utensil grips | CupCaps | Kid’s Table Mats

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Prepare your Bathtub with IPA for Non-Slip Bathroom Stickers

Cleaning a surface with IPA cleaner before applying Tenura bathroom stickers is the correct procedure to ensure long-lasting performance. Using our experience and knowledge gained from working within the industry since 1997, we have invaluable information to pass down to our loyal customer base, yes, that's right, you! In this blog post, we explain why IPA cleaner is essential when applying Tenura bath stickers.

What is IPA cleaner?

IPA cleaning solution for anti slip bath preparationIPA cleaner, also known as Isopropyl Alcohol, is a disinfectant cleaner often used in medical environments. In our industry, we use it to remove grease and dirt from a surface before a application. There are two variants, 70% and 99% IPA. Both are suitable for the application of Tenura non-slip bath stickers.

Cleaning a surface with IPA cleaner before applying Tenura bathroom stickers is the correct procedure to ensure long-lasting performance. Using our experience and knowledge gained from working within the industry since 1997, we have invaluable information to pass down to our loyal customer base, yes, that's right, you! In this blog post, we explain why IPA cleaner is essential when applying Tenura bath stickers.

What is IPA cleaner?

IPA cleaner, also known as Isopropyl Alcohol, is a disinfectant cleaner often used in medical environments. In our industry, we use it to remove grease and dirt from a surface before application. There are two main variants, 70% and 99% IPA. Both are suitable for the application of Tenura non-slip bath stickers.

Each has its uses; for instance, 99% IPA is fantastic for cleansing electronics due to its higher volume of alcohol, which evaporates quickly, avoiding damage to water sensitive components. 70% IPA cleaner contains 30% water. Research suggests that it is a better disinfectant, which is based upon the fact that water is a catalyst (accelerator) in this equation, the additional 29% water means the solution evaporates at a slower rate. Due to this, the solution remains in contact with the surface for longer, destroying the growth of microorganisms.

How does IPA cleaner work?

IPA cleaner dissolves acids from the surface and with usual cleaning methods can remove contaminants such as dirt, grease and oil. These contaminants prevent non-slip bathroom stickers adhering to surfaces, in this case, bathtubs or shower trays.

Why use IPA cleaner?

Applying anti slip bath stickerMany people use cream-based cleaners to clean their bathtubs or shower trays. The main reason for non-slip bathroom stickers failing is the use of cream-based cleaners before application. Cream-based cleaners often leave a powdery residue, which prevents the bathroom stickers adhesive from effectively bonding to the surface, causing them to fail. Using IPA cleaner correctly removes all contaminants from surfaces, allowing the adhesive to achieve a strong bond. This is why IPA cleaner is the perfect choice for use in the application of non-slip bathtub stickers.

Where can I buy IPA cleaner for bathtub sticker application?

There are many online shops where you can order IPA cleaner. We have rounded up top retailers selling IPA cleaner under $15!

Retailer Price Composition Volume Medium
Wallgreens $2.99 70% N/A Wipes (40)
Amazon $11.90 70% 475ml Spray Bottle
Walmart $11.99 70% N/A Prep Pads (200)

As you can see above, there are many forms of IPA cleaner, choose one that you are comfortable using. There are a few quantities to choose from as IPA cleaner has many uses, so this purchase is not solely for Tenura non-slip bathtub stickers. For instance, you can disinfect many surfaces in your home as it is safe to use on plastics and glass, which is crucial during this current pandemic.

How can I use IPA cleaner safely?

You must make sure the room is well ventilated. It is essential as IPA cleaner contains alcohol, which gives off fumes that can be toxic. Ensure the room is ventilated, by opening windows and doors, allowing fresh air to enter.

Please also note it is incredibly flammable due to the concentration of alcohol, so keep well away from flames, e.g. lit candles in your bathroom.

What are bath stickers?

Peeling anti slip bath sticker off backingNon-slip bath stickers are small pre-cut shapes that you can apply to your bathtub or shower to add non-slip properties. Tenura bath stickers are an essential daily living aid in any bathroom and can help everyone gain confidence by having a sure-footing when bathing. Tenura bath stickers come in two shapes (circles and strips) and two colors (transparent and white).

How do I apply non-slip bathroom stickers?

Wash the surface you wish to apply non-slip bath stickers to and once dry, wipe the surface down with IPA cleaner, again, leave to dry. Finally start placing your bath stickers in your desired pattern, to create a non-slip surface.

IPA cleaner produces the best result, ensuring Tenura bathtub stickers adhere optimally. Now you know all about Tenura's top tip regarding the application of Tenura bathtub stickers! You can explore more innovative Tenura daily living aids via our products page and broaden your knowledge via the Tenura blog, so please subscribe.

All prices in the IPA cleaner table are correct at the time of publication.