Arthritis Tools and Aids

What Are Arthritis Tools, Aids and Assistive Devices?

Arthritis Tools and Aids are assistive devices, gadgets or products that maintain or improve a person’s ability to function and perform tasks independently, enhancing overall wellbeing and preserving mana and independence.

People with Arthritis may have difficulty and/or pain when performing some everyday tasks and can move through life more easily with the assistance of specifically designed devices and technologies.

Arthritis New Zealand has curated some online stores from which people with Arthritis can order tools and aids to make life easier and keep people mobile in their everyday living.

We sell arthritis tools and aids from time to time, so keep an eye on this page to see when items become available. Sometimes we charge a competitive price for items, and other times we only charge the postage cost. It will always depend on how the items were sourced.

An Arthritis tool or aid that suits one person may not suit another, but when you find something that works for you, it can positively impact your and your whānau health and wellbeing.

Definition of an assistive product: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines assistive products as any product, primarily produced or generally available, that is used by or for persons with disability: for participation; to protect, support, train, measure or substitute for body functions/structures and activities; or to prevent impairments, activity limitations or participation restrictions.

A few videos on what tools, aids and assistive devices you could find:

Products available from Arthritis NZ:

Arthritis Tools and Aids from St John

Arthritis Tools and Aids from Mobility Centre

Arthritis Tools and Aids from Allied Medical Limited

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