Wheelchair powerpacks catch OTs’ eyes over other mobility aids at recent show

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TGA Mobility’s wheelchair powerpack range was well received by occupational therapists (OTs) at its recent product showcase in Birmingham’s NEC, the brand claims.

The company was showcasing the ergonomic moving and handling benefits of its wheelchair powerpack at The OT Show in addition to a range of other equipment.

TGA product specialists were busy throughout the show discussing individual requirements with OTs across its range of products.

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But the wheelchair powerpacks proved the most popular with professional visitors as the range delivers a solution to minimise the strain of pushing an attendant controlled wheelchair.

The four TGA powerpacks provide powered propulsion so pushing a wheelchair is strain-free. They consist of a motor, wheel(s), battery pack and handle grip controls that are operated by a carer.

They facilitate a better experience outdoors for both wheelchair user and carer with greater accessibility, flexibility and range.

At The OT Show, TGA also showcased the Strongback wheelchair, wheelchair powerpacks, WHILL Model C powerchair and transportable Zest Plus mobility scooter.

Eric Cooper, TGA’s wheelchair specialist, Said: “Back injury prevention and safer moving and handling of people are top priorities in the care sector.

“This why our powerpacks are deemed by many OTs as an essential solution for all carers, relatives and friends who are required to push a wheelchair.

“As a manual wheelchair attendant you can experience musculoskeletal injury especially when attempting to tackle slopes, kerbs and uneven ground.

“This can result in mobility difficulties and sickness for carers which in turn affects the wheelchair users.

“By fitting a motorised powerpack to the underside of a wheelchair, carers need only steer and control direction without the need to strain or bend excessively.

“Combined with the reliability of our designs, refined over a period of 20 years, the TGA powerpack commonly represents a healthcare professional’s first choice for powered wheelchair propulsion.”

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