Posted - November 2013 in Living with HSP - Management & Treatment News
Scooter, Cycle and in-home supports
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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: