Mobility Aids

Posted - November 2013 in Living with HSP - Management & Treatment News

Scooter, Cycle and in-home supports

 

Powered Scooter

Robyn posted the following about her scooter on the SPF’s chatline:

“I bought a scooter and I love it!!!  I was missing out on so much cause it was too hard to walk around with my cane.  I have 4 kids and a wonderful husband and I can’t miss out on stuff.  It has made my life awesome!!!  In fact my husband and I are in Vegas now and I am so thankful I have it.  I don’t have to miss out on anything!!!!!

Go Go Elite Scooter

Go Go Elite Scooter

 

I bought the Go Go Elite, I love it.  I can disassemble into 4 easy pieces and I can load and unload myself if I need to.  It has made life so much better.  I’m not afraid to go anywhere anymore, worrying about where to park, how far will I have to walk. The pressure is off!!  I don’t like that I have to use a scooter but that is reality and I don’t want to miss a thing!!  My kids are 21, 19,16, and 13 and they are thankful I have it and use it!!  We are on the go all the time with sports and life.  I now don’t worry when I travel away to baseball games because I have my scooter.

 

I know we need to walk and exercise which I do but life is so much better and easier with my scooter.  I’m over caring what people think, I need to do what is best for me and keeps me active and going with the rest of the world.  I rarely decline any opportunity now because I have no worries.  I hope this helps!”

 

Ed. Note: This model is available in Australia for $1750 + shipping.

 

GlideCycle

Glidecycle

Glidecycle

This cycle offers unweighted, low impact aerobic training. GlideCycle’s unweighting technology offers a new option in rehabilitation by allowing people to train without impact to sensitive bones and joints. Unweighted and low-impact training and rehabilitation are rapidly gaining momentum throughout the physical therapy, athletic rehabilitation, sports, baby boomer and general consumer segments. Available in Australia from this stockist.

 

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Lift System

Surehands is a lift system that allows even a quadraplegic to live in her own home. There is a line of motorized transfer devices to assist with lifting. Products include lifts appropriate for those with and without upper body strength. Here is a 10 minute video.

 

 

Superpole System

SuperPole

SuperPole

A very small and strong modular support system for people requiring a little assistance with standing, transferring or moving in bed. It consists of a vertical pole that fits by jackscrew expansion between a floor and ceiling.

 

Check it out on YouTube.

 

For more information go to these websites:

http://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/items/4867

http://www.acaciamedical.com.au/products/bedding/superpole-system.php

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