In­creas­ing in­de­pen­dence

The Tribune (NZ) - - TERRACE END -

Mo­bil­ity Manawatu on Ruahine St, in Ter­race End, has al­ways made a point of keep­ing up with the lat­est in­no­va­tions in mo­bil­ity and ear­lier this year they re­leased two ma­jor prod­ucts.

‘‘We are fo­cused on im­prov­ing the lives of peo­ple who have mo­bil­ity chal­lenges,’’ owner Rob Stick says.

‘‘The way they get around in their house and es­pe­cially help­ing them be­come more mo­bile out­side the home.

‘‘These two prod­ucts re­ally can make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s mo­bil­ity and al­low them to get more en­joy­ment out of life.’’

The Jazzy Air is an elec­tric pow­ered wheel­chair which also el­e­vates the user up to 25cm in height.

‘‘This means peo­ple can talk face to face with other peo­ple, they can eas­ily ac­cess shop coun­ters, get prod­ucts down from shelves, sit around with friends in a bar and, most im­por­tantly, it gives the own­ers a much greater sense of in­de­pen­dence,’’ says Rob.

The Jazzy Air will lift to its full height in 16 sec­onds and you can also drive at speeds of up to 6kph at full el­e­va­tion.

Mo­bil­ity Manawatu co-owner Leti­tia Stick and re­tail spe­cial­ist Lynda will be only too pleased to give any­one a test drive.

Their sec­ond new prod­uct is the range of e Zee elec­tric bikes. These come in a va­ri­ety of styles to suit var­i­ous re­quire­ments as well as the ca­pa­bil­ity of the user.

The range in­cludes an about-town model for shop­ping or work, a trail bike for off-road ad­ven­ture and there’s even a trike for in­creased sta­bil­ity.

‘‘These bikes al­low peo­ple who have lost some of their mo­bil­ity to en­joy the free­dom and in­de­pen­dence of rid­ing a bike,’’ Rob says.

The e Zee bikes are sim­ple to op­er­ate and you can switch from pedal power to elec­tric power just with a twist of the wrist.

The bikes can also help to im­prove peo­ple’s fit­ness sim­ply by hav­ing a bike that they know will have the power to get them home again, he says.

In­de­pen­dently owned and op­er­ated, Mo­bil­ity Manawatu stocks a com­plete range of mo­bil­ity aids and, with their pro­fes­sional and friendly ser­vices, can be re­lied on to pro­vide the very best ad­vice on mo­bil­ity needs.

Call in and see Rob, Leti­tia and the team at 222 Ruahine St, Ter­race End in Palmer­ston North or call

0800 882 884.

Mo­bil­ity Manawatu own­erRobStick, with re­tail spe­cial­ist Lynda, and the Jazzy Air.

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