Issue Contents - 2014 May/Jun


Rolling Kids - Support for Parents

While every person and family is different and there is ‘no one size fits all’ magic pill, here are some coping strategies that parents may find helpful

Rolling Sport - First-for-Africa wheelchair basketball coaches course actioned at Mandeville

Nineteen coaches from around South Africa spent the Easter weekend honing their coaching skills.

QASA News - Employment Project offers accurate databases

QASA is building an updated and comprehensive database of people with disabilities and their skills in order to give access to employers.

Rolling Sport - Van Dyk praised by SASCOC

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has congratulated Paralympian wheelchair racer and handcyclist, Ernst van Dyk

Rolling Sport - Nedbank Champs brings forth record-breaking titles

Gauteng was dominant in eight sporting events, across numerous disciplines.

To Push or to bike - Part Two

In the March/April issue of Rolling Inspiration, we explained the differences between wheelchair racing and hand cycling. In this issue, we investigate the different techniques.

QASA News - HWSETA Workplace Experience Grant Interns

It is our pleasure to introduce to you our first three interns: Anda Mthulu, Collen Rakumakoe and Mzamo Twani.

HotSpot News - OTASA Congress 2014 report back

A national OTASA Congress is held every two years and is the key scientific gathering of the profession.

Hotspot News - Wheelchair Wednesday turns 3!

Imagine what it is like spending everyday reliant on a device, like a wheelchair, that is completely central to one’s existence and the space and place challenges that come with it.

HotSpot News - Finding refuge in the Arc

The Arc makes use of the latest technology and walking examples of effective prosthesis.

HotSpot News - Travelling bears promote Cerebral Palsy awareness

Despite an estimated one in 4 000 people being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in South Africa, there is still a widespread lack of understanding of the condition.

Dear editor

Please write a story on the airlines and how they treat passengers with disabilities? After booking my flights

Reader Profile - The courage to carry on

The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund is a non-profit organisation that assists victims of catastrophic or serious head, neck and spinal rugby injuries.

Cover Story - West Rand School learners take the crown

The school’s annual pageant took place on rainy 16 April 2014


UpFront - Are there real benefits to alternative medicines?

Some of the complications of living with spinal cord injury include chronic pain and spasms.

Doctor's Corner - Menstrual problems in adolescents with mental and/or physical disabilities

Due to the lack of studies and evidence based guidelines, doctors often struggle to manage such cases.

Caring for our champions

Grace’s journey with our sporting teams started in 2007, with the wheelchair basketball team at the All Africa Games in Algeria

Road Test - Toyota Fortuner: reliability for the adventurer

Aye-Htun was born with spina bifida but they forgot to tell him that he had a disability!

Product Review - Feeling flat?

High-end wheelchairs, such as sports wheelchairs have “ultralight” and strong wheels that use specialized tyres.

Travel Tips - Moving around

So which transport services interlink? The various Intermodal hubs link rail and bus services, as well as minibus taxi ranks. This system offers transport options for passengers that ...

Sexuality - Am I still sexy?

Spinal cord injury presents as a series of traumatic events, in quick succession.

Amputee Corner - ISPO SA Congress 2014

The sub-theme of the congress is “Solutions for Africa” and the Scientific Committee has started with reviewing all the abstract submissions, which closed on 25th April.

Forever Young

I never explored the outdoors when I was younger but I participated in most extra mural activities during my school days. In high school,

Medically Speaking - Understanding Spasticity

Spasticity is common and should be managed by an experienced team. Treatment is not always required and spasticity can be beneficial.