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Gardening with Multiple Sclerosis

The Difficulty

Veronica, who lives in a New York suburb, has MS and, as a keen gardener, was disheartened that digging in her garden and transplanting perennials had become too tiring for her to continue doing.

“Gardening would drain my energy within minutes of attempting to weed, dig, or do anything and the gardening tools that I had were too heavy and difficult to manoeuvre. I often googled “adaptive gardening”, but the only option I ever saw was to have raised garden beds….totally impractical for me to install, expensive and simply not the solution.”

The Solution

Finally, after a frustrated search, Veronica came across Easi-Grip® garden tools via a US distributor. Easi-Grip® tools have been designed ergonomically to take the stress and strain out of gardening. They have a right-angled handle which keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position which reduces joint stress. For people who have a favourite tool which they wish to continue using there is an Easi-Grip® Add-On Handle which can be added to straight handled tools to convert them to an ergonomic grip. All tools can be used with a plug in Easi-Grip® Arm Support Cuff so that the strength from the forearm can be used too.

The Results

“I am so grateful for these products and so thrilled with how they have helped me get back to the type of gardening that I love (and crave!). The difference in what I can accomplish in the garden is astounding…I can now garden for hours and do not suffer the muscle fatigue or general fatigue that I normally would. Am I tired afterwards? Of course I am! But it is the way I used to feel after a full day of gardening, and it is very satisfying!! Thank you so much Peta, you have given me back such an important part of my life!”

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