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Powered Mobility

As a power chair user, you may have questions about how to best maintain your chair.

You may ask, “How do I make my wheelchair battery last longer?” Or you may wonder “Will the size or type of my power chair change my ability to navigate my environment?”

We have a variety of articles for people who use powered mobility to answer questions like:

  • How to maintain and change your battery
  • The difference between three-wheeled scooters versus power wheelchairs
  • Which power chairs are better for all-terrain and which are more suited for indoors
  • How to maximize the life and performance of your chair

You will find out tips such as:

  • It is really important to charge your battery for at least 18 hours before the first use. After that, 12-hour charging cycles are recommended where possible.
  • Where possible, avoid draining your battery by more than 80%.
  • Three wheeled mobility scooters are designed for greater maneuverability and they have a smaller turning circle than the 4 wheeled models.
  • Bariatric wheelchairs are designed specifically to accommodate the increased size of a user, and provide a comfortable experience for them.

Our YouTube Channel also provides great videos about the features of different chairs, as well as how to maintain them.

Mobile scooter

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wheelchair

Powered wheelchair assessments – meeting expectations

When taking part in or anticipating a powered wheelchair assessment what are your expectations? In my experience as a therapist there are a number of assessments I have read or witnessed which have focused on ensuring the wheelchair is the right size and that pressure care or postural needs are met.  This is a crucial […]

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mobility scooters

How to look after your mobility scooter

Rarely have I been asked a question about mobility scooters more regularly than “how do I maintain my mobility scooter?” or “what conditions can I use my scooter in?” The main areas of maintenance people enquire about are storage, battery and motor so I will cover these in some details whilst making it as realistic […]

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