It’s important to recognise that your wheelchair is both a mobility system (where the chair interacts with the environment), and a seating system (where the chair interacts with the user). As a seating system, the main consideration is how the wheelchair interacts with your body.
Regular maintenance of your wheelchair keeps you mobile and ensures that your equipment is performing at the highest level of safety. Here, we look at some of the most common issues with wheelchair maintenance and how to keep your chair in tip top condition.
On 13 May, we hosted a very informative session for therapists at Power Mobility – Technological Advances in Complex Rehab Power Chairs. This course was conducted by Quantum Rehab’s Director of Clinical Education, Jay Doherty, who was visiting Australia from the US to present at ATSA.
Travelling overseas and immersing yourself in different cultures is a wonderful experience – especially in Europe. However, it can also present many challenges, from lost luggage and flight delays to inferior hotels. For people with disabilities, it can be even more of a challenge.
Power Mobility is proud to announce that we are now a local dealer for Magic Mobility power chairs in Townsville. Through our partnership with Wheelz Mobility, we will be supplying the superb range of Magic Mobility chairs to customers in the Townsville area and beyond.
Do you still want to live at home, but need a little help? A government-subsidised home care package offers support ranging from domestic assistance and clinical services to the purchase of mobility equipment, all with the goal of making living at home as easy and comfortable as possible.
Not sure what you can buy with funds provided by the NDIS? You’re not alone. Many of our clients are still not sure either, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help make it easier for you.
In most cases, you can use your mobility device on public transport such as buses, trains, ferries or taxis, but there are some guidelines you need to follow. Here’s some helpful information about which equipment is acceptable in Queensland.
The holiday season is fast approaching, but looking for a wheelchair-friendly destination can be a challenge. When you choose a holiday spot, look for somewhere that not only has accessible accommodation, but plenty of activities for people with limited mobility.
The process of choosing, trialling and deciding on your new power chair is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. And the trial itself is probably the most crucial step in the process of finding a power chair that meets all your needs and wants.