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Bed Mobility

Whether age related, due to disability, injury or pain sleep is incredibly important to us all. Everything is worse when we don’t get a good night’s sleep. Many things can affect this including, positioning, easy access to the bed, having to get up at night, and ability to roll just to name a few. There are a number of options to consider to help with sleeping. Options to consider can range from: Raising the bed, cushions/pillows, bed levers, hospital style beds and continence products. Rai...

February 16, 2019

Tips to help you conserve energy

Energy conservation is a series of techniques to help you learn how to not waste your energy, so that when you need some, you have the energy you need for the things you want to do. Techniques include: Prioritising This means choosing the activities that are important to you. Sometimes spending our energy on the basic tasks of life (cooking, cleaning and showering etc.) can drain us of limited energy resources. This often means the activities we really enjoy are often overlooked (meeting friends...

February 13, 2019

Advantages of using a lift out chair

Ageing, illness, injury or disability can have a huge impact on mobility. What we normally take for granted (getting on/off a chair) can become difficult.  Being comfortable whilst sitting can aide respiration, circulation and digestion, plus provide you with good pressure relief and postural support. Good seating can also improve your emotional wellbeing, improve social interaction, and ultimately make daily living more enjoyable! When getting in and out of your chair becomes too challengi...

February 12, 2019

Preventing falls in and around the home

Falls at home put you at serious risk of injury and can be fatal. It is a major cause of injury in older adults, and with an ever increasing life expectancy it brings challenges around lifestyle and health management. There are many reasons why falls can occur, from using some medications, medical conditions and muscle weakness. This can lead to fear of falling and overall reduced mobility, participation and independence. We can assess the person’s daily activities, as well as assess their hom...

February 5, 2019

Christmas Parade 2018

Disney was the theme of this year's Morrinsville Christmas Parade on Saturday. ...

December 18, 2018

Safety first on 'Hot Wheels' Scooter Club

A meeting of scooter owners saw many local riders enjoy a talk by Police Constable Alistair Ellesmere on the safety aspects of riding their scooters.Mobility scooters have come more visible on our footpaths in recent years and they can transform the lives of people with disabilities. There is a growing use of these vehicles, particularly among older New Zealanders who experience mobility difficulties. With the aim of educating members and so that they can get to know other people in the same sit...

October 26, 2018

Total Rehab Plus Scooter Club

At Total Rehab Plus we have just started to support a local Scooter Club. This is a social group that meet regularly and have a catch up over tea, coffee and food. There will be guest speakers and demonstrations. Group members use this time to share concerns and actively engage in the community....

September 12, 2018

How to choose and buy a mobility scooter.

The information below should help you choose the correct mobility scooter for your needs and budget. Types of mobility scooters, power chairs and electric wheel chairs.Scooters come in all sizes and shapes. From small travel scooters for the boot of your car, to large fully enclosed scooters. Some scooters are 3-wheeled some are 4-wheeled.   Electric wheel chairs, can be used instead of a mobility scooter depending on the needs of the user. Small power chairs are ideal for use ind...

September 12, 2018

Buying a New or Used Scooter

Buying a New or Used ScooterBuying a mobility scooter can be a significant purchase. Therefore making the best choice to ensure you make the most from your money is important. Prices for new scooters range from $3,000 to over $10,000. It can be tempting to purchase a used scooter at a much lower price. However there are some potential pit falls to this. Benefits of a new scooter.New scooters come with a full warranty (between 1-3yrs depending on brands) and service backup (if...

July 7, 2018

World Challenge Day

This year we have taken part in the first world challenge day where communities from around the world compete to motivate as many people as possible to be physically active for 15mins in a single day. This year Matamata-Piako District has been challenged by the city of kitikami in the Waga District of Japan. We had our Mountain Trikes set up for everyone to have a go on down at the Morrinsville Events Center, and a special visit from Mayor Jan Barnes, and Matthew Cooper and Lou Beer from Sports ...

May 30, 2018

Piako Triathlon

This year we were excited and proud to have taken part with our All Terrain Mountain Trike in the annual Piako Triathlon, along with nearly 350 people who took part of on Sunday 18th March. Matt Gordon of Te Aroha took on the swimming section and then the running sections of the Triathlon using our All Terrain Mountain Trike. Matt suffered a severe spinal injury several years ago. After much determination and hard work he is now able to walk short distances. Matt is a personal trainer and public...

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