Thinking of purchasing a power wheelchair? With so many models, configurations, colours, sizes and brands available on the market, you might be wondering which wheelchair is right for you.
Using a manual wheelchair for daily mobility can be a real challenge -- especially if you live in a hilly area or suffer from muscle pain, joint pain or weakened upper limbs. Each and every day, you rely on your arms to propel the wheelchair forward and travel from point A to B -- it’s a massive workout and sometimes, travelling can even be unachievable.
Motorised wheelchairs are mobility aids with two or more wheels and have a top speed of 10km/h on level ground. Mobility scooters or 'gophers' are classified as motorised wheelchairs. A motorised wheelchair does not include a wheeled recreational device such as a motor scooter, pram, stroller, trolley or any other motor-assisted machine.
Not all wheelchairs are the high-tech ones that you often see people using. Sometimes the old, manual wheelchair does the job just fine and that’s what people prefer. It might not have the fancy gadgets that the newer, electric wheelchairs have, but its simplicity makes it useful for both hospital and aged care settings.
Active Mobility Systems offers a wide range of powered wheelchairs. Starting from basic standard chairs to more complex custom built chairs (mid-wheel, rear-wheel, front-wheel) which are made to the order. When it comes to prescribing power equipment, our approach to each client is personal. We have numerous wheelchair brands and models which we can customise to meet any client’s specific needs and criteria.
Are you wondering how to pick the best electric scooter for travelling? Most people, including myself, do not need to worry about such things; but what about people who are not able to walk, or elderly people?
This week Active Mobility hosted the first of many training days in the new premises. Training was conducted by Amy Bjornson from Sunrise Medical. Amy explained how to ‘Build Confidence Through Practice’ and the importance of comprehensive assessments and trials with power wheelchairs and their seating.
Choosing the right wheelchair options can significantly make life easier for wheelchair users and their carers, therapists or nurses. When choosing the accessories, we recommend you to keep these helpful guidelines in mind.
From standard mobility to correct wheelchair seating and positioning right through power wheelchairs, Active Mobility Systems together with Amy Bjornson (Sunrise Medical) are holding a workshop “Building Confidence through Practice.”
Here, at Active Mobility Systems, we are aware that sourcing the correct information for people with physical disabilities is always a challenge and it may be difficult to get the correct information required for a specific situation.