Innovative mobility solutions available
A lack of mobility, either through injury or natural ageing, shouldn’t keep anyone from enjoying life. Terrace End’s Mobility Manawatu have a vast range of products that will enable you to get mobile again.
From wheelchairs and walking frames to scooters and golf carts, Mobility Manawatu has a great selection of innovative mobility aids and healthcare products that provide the opportunity for people with mobility problems to get out and enjoy life to the full.
A recent addition to their range is the ScoutCrawler. This is designed for the person who is confined to a wheelchair yet wants to remain active in the outdoors. The user simply drives up the loading ramp onto the mobile ScoutCrawler base and docks on. It is operated using a joystick and rather than running on wheels, the ScoutCrawler is driven by a track system. This enables the user to drive on almost any terrain including loose gravel, sand and mud and even up a 170-degree slope.
Mobility Manawatu were again exhibitors at the recent Central Districts Field Days.
‘‘We find that by going to the Field Days we meet a lot of people from rural communities who don’t realise the types of equipment that is now available to help with mobility,’’ says coowner Letitia Stick. ‘‘Many rural people with mobility issues were extremely active in the outdoors and when they see our range of products they soon realise that they can get back outdoors and carry on helping out on the farm.
‘‘We also had a bedroom set up that demonstrated some of our in-home products that could help make life easier for people who had previously led a very physical life.’’
Following that success, Mobility Manawatu will be continuing with their Field Days specials until the end of April or while stocks last. These include $500 off the Golf Cruiser (down from $3295) and $1500 off the popular CTM Rover HS 558 Mobility Scooter (down from $4400).
Another innovative product available form Mobility Manawatu is the UltraCane. This is an electronic mobility aid for use by visually impaired people. Similar in style to the traditional white cane, the UltraCane emits ultrasonic waves and, using echolocation, is able to detect objects as well as determining their distance and direction, allowing the user to virtually feel the environment around them. These are not available over the counter as each UltraCane needs to be specifically measured to match a person’s height.
For more information on the UltraCane and any other of Mobility Manawatu’s products and services; visit their website: www.mobilitymanawatu.co.nz, or simply call in and see Rob and Letitia at 222 Ruahine St, Terrace End.
Mobility Manawatu’s popular Golf Cruiser with the Field Days special price of $2795 but only until the end of April or while stocks last. The Golf Cruiser is available in a range of colours.