Visitors try the Gemini hi-lo bath at Kidz to Adultz South

In this short video you will see visitors trying the specialist Gemini assistive bath from Abacus Healthcare at the Kidz to Adultz South exhibition.

It demonstrates the powered functionality of the Gemini which includes variable height and an integrated platform – designed to maximise safety and comfort for disabled bathers and their carers.

http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/

 

11-Year-Old Frame Footballer with Cerebral Palsy Surprised with R82 Crocodile Frame Donation

Toby Hawkridge, 11, who has Cerebral Palsy became the excited recipient of an R82 Crocodile Walking Frame, gifted to him recently by R82 whilst playing Frame Football at Basildon Soccability.

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R82 UK, specialist suppliers of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, are supporting UK Frame Football clubs by donating eight Crocodile Walkers to young players. Set up by amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, Frame Football is a new activity with teams forming across the UK. Many players use crutches on a daily basis but utilise a wheeled walking frame when they play. R82 UK hopes, by supporting the activity, it can raise the profile of this inclusive sport and encourage more children to get involved.

Toby, a passionate Tottenham Hotspur fan, began participating in Frame Football at Basildon Soccability nine months ago. Although he can walk unaided, he uses crutches to help him on a daily basis and is reliant on a frame to run, go backwards and for longer distances. Toby, from Hemel Hempstead, was born with Spastic Diplegia CP, which led to him walking on tiptoes in a scissoring pattern and requiring the use of a wheelchair. Read more…..

77-Year-Old Disabled Ex-Watersports Fan And Successful MD Continues To Coast Around Salcombe Thanks To New Folding TGA Mobility Scooter

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TGA Minimo Plus Folding Mobility Scooter

David Multon, 77, who lives in Salcombe and Dorking, has taken ownership of a new type of folding Minimo Plus mobility scooter so he can continue enjoying a rewarding lifestyle despite living with mobility difficulties.

Before retiring David spent most of his career working in the chemical additives industry. He was a successful UK Managing Director for both a German company and later his own business which both supplied stabilizing agents to the PVC manufacturing sector. Outside of work he was a keen sailor and over many years owned several boats moored in Salcombe harbour. He regularly took his son out water skiing and was also an enthusiastic tennis and badminton player.
However, David experienced a slipped disc in 1994 that started a sequence of back issues resulting in several operations. He was paralyzed for a period from the waist down and spent two years in a wheelchair. Nevertheless, with his go-getting and positive attitude, David managed to achieve some ability to walk again on crutches however with increasing breathlessness from pulmonary fibrosis and heart disease, tackling longer distances and hills is now impossible. This has all changed with his new lightweight Minimo Plus mobility scooter that folds and fits in a car boot.

Read David’s full story here: http://bit.ly/29TUcHo

Rotoflex bed from Theraposture delivers ‘future-proof’ independence to Natasha who lives with Familial Dysautonomia

Natasha Lawrence, aged 25 from Mill Hill, north London, is a sociable and positive lady who lives with a challenging disability and is dependent on carers 24/7.

To assist her carers and to gain greater independence Natasha has recently taken ownership of a specialist Rotoflex turning bed system from Theraposture. This dual combination bed provides powered adjustment on one half for Natasha and a variable height and profiling platform for her husband who requires less assistance when getting in and out of bed.

Diagnosed at 14 months old, Natasha has Familial Dysautonomia – a rare genetic disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary actions such as digestion, breathing and the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature. Natasha also has Scoliosis and a complication following unsuccessful spinal surgery – hence she uses a wheelchair to remain mobile. Before owning a Rotoflex transferring in and out of bed and repositioning independently at night was very challenging for Natasha. However, now her Double Combination Rotoflex Bed provides electronic profiling, variable height and rotation – empowering Natasha to reposition herself and assisting her carers. It provides a safe working height and allows Natasha to get in and out of bed on her own terms. Transferring to and from bed into her wheelchair is now a much safer daily task and easier for all. Read more…..

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Interactive Showcase Of Children’s Disability Equipment At New Kidz To Adultz Wales

Etac R82 Provides Well-Received Interactive Showcase At New Kidz To Adultz Wales Event

Etac R82, specialist supplier of adaptive solutions for disabled children and adults, welcomed many visitors to their stand and delivered a series of well-received educational seminars at the first-ever Kidz to Adultz Wales.  (07.05.16, House of Sport, Cardiff)

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Etac R82 supplies the highly regarded Etac, R82, Molift, Immedia and now Convaid brands. Their product range includes assistive standing and walking products, transfer and bathing aids as well as adapted wheelchairs and buggies.

A larger stand at this exhibition enabled an impressive showcase of Etac R82 paediatric and rehabilitation products. The new Convaid range of assisted buggies and R82’s new Flamingo High Low and Heron toilet and shower chair generated high levels of interest.

R82’s child rehabilitation products including the Gazelle and Rabbit standing frames and Mustang and Crocodile walking aids were available for hands-on comparisons. The paediatric Kudo wheelchair, Wombat functional activity chair and Stingray High Low, buggy and car seat were also exhibited. Read more…..

An introduction to TGA Mobility – Mobility Scooters and Mobility Products

Daniel Stone, Managing Director of TGA Mobility, introduces this short video about the history and ethos of TGA Mobility, discusses why customer service is so important to all TGA employees and what the future holds for the company and its customers.

TGA is a family business that prides itself on its quality products and high standards of customer service. They have been in the mobility business for more than 30 years and have an established reputation for providing mobility scooters that encompass innovation and durability.

For further information please call 01787 882244 or email sales@tgamobility.co.uk or visit http://www.tgamobility.co.uk

Folding car boot mobility scooter – The Maximo from TGA Mobility

In this video, Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager demonstrates the new features that can be found on the latest Maximo folding mobility scooter.

Offering a larger design based on the best-selling Minimo, the new folding Maximo includes a new fully adjustable ergonomic tiller and seat

For more details please visit: http://www.tgamobility.co.uk/product/maximo