Changing an appliance with one hand

Preparation is vital to success in changing your appliance one-handed, combined with practice and patience. Trial and error will produce the best procedure for each individual to adopt when changing his/her appliance. Obviously, the procedure adopted by each individual will depend on factors such as:

  • General mobility.
  • The extent to which you can use your affected arm.
  • Whether it is the dominant arm which is affected.
  • The type of appliance you are using.
  • The amount of help you can rely on from others.

To download a leaflet with some ideas to help the person who has, for whatever reason, the use of only one arm, please click here