Theraposture’s adjustable cots and beds impress parents and children living with disability at Kidz Scotland

Designed to assist adults and children with disabilities, we showcased our popular and affordable adjustable care cots and beds at ‘Kidz to Adultz Scotland‘. (Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh).

The in-built precision German engineering in every Theraposture cot and bed provides quiet and smooth variable height adjustment, profiling, or variable height and profiling. This helps both parents and carers attend to a disabled child at a safe working height and therefore reduces the risk of muscle or back injury. Safe and strong cot and bed sides, high quality safety padding and innovative locking devices all ensure children with challenging behavior can be protected from injury and enjoy greater comfort and reassurance.

Picture courtesy of event organisers Disabled Living.

To demonstrate the vast range of solutions available from Theraposture, this highly regarded specialist demonstrated a variety of product examples at Kidz Scotland including a bespoke wide Hannah cot with padding, a ‘future proof’ 90cm high Mascot cot and a Theracare Low 3-bar adjustable bed.

The Theraposture Trusted Assessors were busy throughout the show discussing individual bed needs on a one-to- one basis. They spoke to a variety of visitors including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and families who were all able to discover how Theraposture can offer high quality products with the best service, all at an affordable price.

Theracare Low Bed

One particular family spent a considerable amount of time on the stand as the mother was a wheelchair user and was very impressed with the Theracare Low bed. Not only does this variable height bed suit disabled children, it is the ideal solution for disabled parents. As it has space underneath and can be positioned higher than a standard bed, a wheelchair user can position themselves comfortably and benefit from full access to their child….. read more

TGA safe mobility scooter driving awareness day is a hit with scooter users

TGA, the UK’s favourite mobility scooter specialist based in Suffolk, has successfully hosted a Safe Mobility Scooter Driving Awareness Day at its Sudbury headquarters – attended by high numbers of locals and local radio.

This video includes a collection of pictorial highlights from the day along with videos and recordings made by local radio who attended the event.

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY GROUP MEMBERS DEMONSTRATE THE BEST IN VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND ADAPTATIONS AT REHACARE 2016

The European Mobility Group (EMG) will be strongly represented at the upcoming Rehacare International Exhibition (Messe Düsseldorf, 28 Sept – 1 Oct). Around 30 EMG Members will be exhibiting the very latest in innovative vehicle conversions and adaptations at the annual show for rehabilitation, inclusion and care.

Personal mobility is always a strong theme of the Rehacare events, and EMG Members at the show will have their individual company stands in Hall 6 to demonstrate new technology in this sector.

Highlights on some of the members’ stands include:

· ACA France: the new Skoda Yeti Mobility conversion, made in France (Stand 6D69)

· Activa Automobil-Service GmbH: a range of conversions, including the new Caddy Active FlexiRamp and the brand new Citroen Space Tourer, plus the loading aid R11 Robot demonstrated in a Citroen C4 (Stand 6C56)

· Autoadapt AB: first public showing of the all-new Carony system with the Turny Manual (Stand 6D84)

· Autochair Ltd: Autochair will be bringing 30 years’ experience in lifts, hoists, and vehicle adaptations to Rehacare 2016 (Stand B78)

· Bever Car Products shows the new EVAL-wheel and demonstrates the SmartSteer and SmartGas/SmartBrake 2 (Stand 6D73)

· B-style & Flex-i-Trans: demonstrating a variety of products from the company’s range, including foldable seat, front low entry and rear low floor access vehicles (Stand 6D60)

· Elbee Mobility s.r.o: Elbee will be presenting its brand-new model, plus offering demonstration drives too (Stand 6D65)

· Focaccia Group: new low-floor conversion kit for VW Caddy F-Style 3 (Stand 6D70)

· Handytech: the latest in adaptations and driving systems (Stand 6B51)

· Kivi: partnering with Fiat Autonomy, see the Fiat 500L equipped with hand controls and other driving aids (Stand 6D69)

· Mobility Networks: The new ‘Flexi’ range from Mobility Networks will be making its debut at Rehacare and will include ramp, step, winch, rail, seat, and lowered floor WAV kit from this range (Stand 6D64)

· Mobilcenter Zawatzky GmbH: brand-new CenterVan VW T6 with lowered floor and electronic controls (Stand 6C81)

· Paravan: a wide range of technological innovations, including touch systems for secondary functions; Space Drive 11 (wheelchair operates vehicle); plus several types of conversions, a range of power wheelchairs and exercise therapy equipment (Stand 6C51)

· Q’Straint: launch of innovative new product, inQline (patent pending), integrating both winch and retractor systems, removing the need for two separate systems in vehicles (Stand 6A81)

· REHA Group Automotive GmbH (Kirchhoff Mobility): adapted vehicles old and new – view the latest lowered floor Volkswagen T6 Multivan Colorado, Ford Torneo Connect, and a 1960s Ford Mustang! (Stand 6C71)

· Tripod Mobility: introducing the EasyPull, combined winch and front restraint system (Stand 6B55)

 Full details can be viewed on the EMG website at www.mobilitygroup.eu/news

EMG Members can easily be identified at Rehacare – look out for the posters displayed on their stands.

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Notes for editors: The European Mobility Group (EMG) 

EMG was established almost 30 years ago by a group of prominent European conversion companies, and now has almost 50 member companies operating right across Europe. EMG is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a hub for European companies in this sector to explore new technological solutions, share knowledge, develop networking opportunities, and to promote higher quality standards.

Its aim is to provide information on companies that all work to the same standards of quality and service, so that anyone looking for specialists in our sector can be reassured that any company bearing the EMG logo can be trusted to deliver a the highest standard of service.

EMG is always interested to hear from prospective new members. If you would like to know more about membership, please do get in touch with us at www.mobilitygroup.eu, e-mail info@mobilitygroup.eu

EMG – setting the standards in vehicle adaptations.

EMG Secretariat

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An Outline Article on Assisted Bathing for Occupational Therapists Involved with Housing Adaptations

If you are a Housing Occupational Therapist, most of your career is spent thinking about bathing in terms of how essential it is for a person to bathe. Shaping our clinical reasoning has been the rhetoric of health and social care legislation, where we have to judge the needs upon the merits of a person’s “medical” requirement to bathe. All too often, this line of clinical reasoning leads to those conversations where we hear yourselves murmuring those fateful words “that’s a want, not a need.”

disabled woman in assisted bath

We even comfort ourselves with the nonsensical belief that a person’s want or desire to have a bath is, somehow, comparable with most people’s aspiration to have the latest luxury gadget!  Thank goodness then for the Care Act (2014), which places well-being and a person’s aspirations at the centre of the assessment process.  Because of the new rhetoric of the Care Act, we want to explore how occupation-focused practice can help us to explain the well-being benefits of bathing.

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Explore the NEW R82 Stingray Buggy!

Designed to help you live an active outdoor family life the new, super stylish Stingray focusses on easy adjustment, comfort and lightness of steering. The excellent postural control helps your child feel secure and enables them to learn new motor skills.

Stingray is a superbly stylish buggy with tool free adjustment of postural support and unique swivel action for forward/rearward facing options.

The carbon frame with its trendsetting design encourages any family to go out together. The Stingray is in a league of its own.

Adjustments, comfort and lightness of steering are keywords for this buggy. The Stingray makes it possible to change from forward to rearward facing with its 180° turnable seat when a child is seated. The child is always comfortably seated, whilst the various angle adjustments makes it easy to find exactly the position they need. The Stingray has supreme driving properties, fantastic suspension and with the safe and stable brakes, security always has pride of place.

The Stingray is available in 2 sizes.

Discover more at http://www.r82.co.uk or call 0121 561 2222 to speak to our friendly team.