Clothing for All!!

published 2 weeks ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

Adaptive clothing is clothing designed for people with physical disabilities, the elderly, and the infirm who may experience difficulty dressing themselves due to an inability to manipulate closures, such as buttons and zippers, or due to a lack of a full range of motion required for self-dressing. Adaptive clothing typically offers rear-closure designs so that an individual can be dressed more easily by a carer or even by themselves. For example, rather than buttons and zippers, hidden magnets or Velcro may be used for garment and footwear closures.  A common misconception of adaptive clothing is that it is only for wheelchair users or others that suffer from severe disabilities. Whilst these groups do benefit from the garments, adaptive clothing is for anyone that can be limited by traditional clothing.  Adaptive clothing not only benefit the wearer but also the carer or health care professional to be more efficient and helps prevent potential back and shoulder injuries.

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