How to choose a mobility aid

Think Mobility stocks a wide range of wheelchair and wheelie walker models, all designed to help improve your mobilty and independence.

There are a number of things to consider when purchasing or hiring a wheelchair or a wheelie walker for the first time, such as finding the right size, your long term or short term requirements and the environment in which the wheelchair or walker will be used.

How to choose a wheelchair

We can refer you to any number of supplier websites but we think this video from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) (a Not for Profit organisation in the USA) does a great job of raising key issues that you should consider when selecting a wheelchair.

View the video here. If you have questions please call us on 1300 881 968.

How to choose a wheelie walker

This supplier video is a good summary of the key considerations when choosing a wheelie walker. 

View the video here. If you have questions please call us on 1300 881 968. We are here to help.

 
 

How to choose a Mobility Scooter

6 POINTS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHEN CHOOSING A MOBILITY SCOOTER

1. Are you looking for a mobility scooter for indoor or outdoor use? TIP: There are different outdoor and indoor models are available.

2. Are you looking for a mobility scooter for long distances travel? TIP: For long distance travels choose a scooter with a higher distance range. NOTICE: The distance range may vary with the weight, terrain type, battery type, battery condition, tyre condition and battery AMP/hour

3. Would you use it on sand, dirt, grovel or grass? TIP: Uneven surfaces are not recommended for smaller wheels.

4. Do you have a small living space? TIP: Always good to compare the space against the dimensions of the scooter. NOTICE: Most of the small mobility scooter can be dismantled or folded.

5. Do you have weight constraints? TIP: Lifts, cars and pathway bridges might not be able to carry the combined weight of the mobility scooter and user.

6. Are you going to carry any extra weight? TIP: Dogs, shopping bags, walkers,.. can slow down any mobility scooter.

Resource: Pride Mobility - "Points to ask a scooter buyer."

  

RESOURCES FOR PRESCRIBERS

To download the equipment order and trail forms go to "Downloadable forms" on the home page or Click Here.

CLINICAL INFORMATION/SAFE WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Government of South Australia - Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

 

TRAVELLING WITH A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY SCOOTER

TRANSLink - Accessibility

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