So Yes adaptive clothing

Inspiration & tips

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How I regained my freedom after a complete spinal cord injury

I'm Ingrid, a lively 50-year-old woman. Enjoying life, going to work, travelling far away with the family, playing sports, being together with family/friends, that's what has always made me happy. Spinal cord injury I woke up after a back operation to remove a tumour and a bleed and had no feeling in my lower abdomen or legs.
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Living with Spina Bifida: Iris' Story

I'm Iris, a young woman of 30. I have spina bifida, also known as open back, and my husband has a left hemiplegia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We decided a few years ago to give up our desire to have a child. This is because the chance of having a child with a disability is quite high.
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How do I choose the right wheelchair trousers?

Are you unable to move around independently due to illness, disability or old age and do you have to use a wheelchair? Whether you have a spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease or a leg amputation, wheelchair trousers can make life easier for you as a wheelchair user.
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3 important rules for choosing clothing for people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable, chronic disease of the central nervous system where inflammation leads to damage to nerve bundles and their sheath. In the majority of people with Multiple Sclerosis, the severity of the symptoms depends on the temperature. That is why choosing the right clothes is very important.
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Occupational therapy students scrutinise the clothing from So Yes.

The care lab is, as it were, an adapted home where the latest technologies and gadgets can be tested. The upcoming occupational therapists can step into the skin of a wheelchair patient and experience how certain aids increase the independence of people with a physical disability.
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Living with a limitation doesn't have to limit your life!

With this slogan Lien D'Haeseleer starts her hemiplegia blog. Lien is an inspiring young lady with a hemiplegia and also a model for So Yes. She shares interesting tips and tricks for living one-handedly independently. Highly recommended for those who have to go through life with one hand. We'd like to give her the floor for a moment.
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How is clothing produced abroad? On a company visit to Tunisia part 2!

Stop 2: The laundry Our mouths literally fell open with surprise when we saw the mass of people at work there, the infinitely different techniques for processing jeans, the amount of trousers that are finished every day, the size of the machines, …
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How is clothing produced abroad? On a company visit to Tunisia part 1!

We had been very curious for a long time as to how our trousers were produced abroad. As laymen in the textile industry, we felt it was essential to check it all out for ourselves. Where are our clothes produced? What are the working conditions like there? Which machinery do they have at their disposal?
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Living after a stroke ... Marc's story

8 July 2014... what should have been an ordinary, normal day ended in despair. I had had a sleepless night and got up early thinking that a walk in the garden would bring some relief. Unfortunately, not. Then I went back to bed to get some sleep. Until I suddenly woke up and had a strange feeling in the right arm. It felt like it was no longer part of my body. Soon enough I knew what was going on: I was dealing with a CVA, also called stroke or cerebral infarction.
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Clothing tips for Parkinson's disease.

With Parkinson's disease there are various difficulties with regard to clothing. The most common are problems with balance, tremors and limited finger movement. It can often be frustrating to find that you can't stand still while you're putting on clothes, or have trouble handling buttons or other fastenings.
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Co-creation about wound care in To Walk Again Revalution Center.

On Friday 8 December we were invited to participate in a co-creation about wound care in the To Walk Again REVAlution center in Herentals. So Yes puts a lot of effort into the comfort of wheelchair users and therefore wants to work preventively around wound care.
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My life after an accident ... Marc testifies

April 24, 2016 ... a road accident with serious irreversible consequences: a nasty back injury resulting in paralysis of the lower limbs up to the nipple line: tetraplegia. My left hand and three fingers of the right hand were also paralysed. My world collapsed, but little by little I got back straight.
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Fashion show at the Spina Bifida Symposium

Half a year ago we were asked if we wanted to participate in a fashion show for and by people with Spina Bifida. The occasion was a symposium about Spina Bifida because of the 10th anniversary of the Spina Bifida reference centre of UZ Gent
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Reinforcement at the So Yes photo shoot

During the photo shoot of the So Yes winter collection we received reinforcements from an additional photographer: Flore Verbeke. Flore is a young hobby photographer who, despite her physical limitations, takes and edits magnificent photos.
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The 10 most useful aids for dressing and undressing

There are a huge number of aids that (should) facilitate dressing and undressing in people with a physical disability. Based on our expertise we're happy to list the most useful tools for you.
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Fashion show in Eindelijk day centre in Buggenhout

Eindelijk day centre is a day care centre for people with a non-congenital brain injury in Buggenhout. Occupational therapist Maryke asked us if we wanted to participate in a seasonal cafe to present adapted clothing in a fun way. We grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
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Chilling out at wheelchairity!

Today we had the opportunity to gain some name recognition with a stand at Wheelchairity, an inclusive music festival where the (valid) visitor is invited to reflect on the difficulties that people with a physical disability have to overcome on a daily basis. They do this by giving "the wheelchair" a pleasant and active place at the festival.
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So Yes at REVA 2017

October 2016 ... an email in our mailbox from Freddy, coordinator of the REVA fair in Ghent asking if we were interested in a stand at the REVA fair. ... We didn't have to think about this for a long time. As occupational therapists, we have been to the REVA fair several times to stay up to date on all innovative products and services. We thought it would be a must to reserve a place.
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Tips & Tricks for dressing and undressing for people with hemiplegia.

As occupational therapists in the rehabilitation centre, we often encountered problems during the dressing or undressing of people with hemiplegia (half-sided paralysis). Below are some important tips to make this daily activity run more smoothly.
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5 golden tips for catheterization

People who need to catheterise themselves can still lead an active life. A few useful tips will get you very far. 1. Drink plenty of water. A common pitfall is that people drink too little because they are afraid of having to do probe. However, drinking too little can cause infections.
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Interesting interview with home nurses from the White-Yellow Cross

We have already had a fascinating week, culminating in an interview with home nurses White-Yellow Cross West Flanders. We asked them a while ago if we could sit together so that we could introduce our products.
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Our first exhibition experience at Artevelde Hogeschool

We were invited to attend the occupational therapy seminar 'Kronkels' of Artevelde Hogeschool so we could present our brand of clothing at the inspiration fair. It was an offer that we could not refuse.
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The new collection is coming ...

The new collection has arrived and looks promising. Some new colours for the ZITA, ZOË, MILA and MO pants will be launched soon, as well as our exciting new jackets with magnetic zippers.