Occupational Therapists visiting the OT Show have discovered the many ergonomic moving and handling benefits of the leading wheelchair Powerpack range from TGA. (Stand E34, 21-22 November, NEC).
For over 30 years, TGA has been a respected provider of specialist mobility equipment including mobility scooters, wheelchairs, powerchairs and wheelchair powerpacks. It cooperates closely with Occupational Therapists to ensure clients living with restricted mobility can enjoy better independence and well-being. At the recent OT Show, TGA showcased a selection of its award-winning range which included the ergonomic Strongback wheelchair, wheelchair Powerpacks, WHILL Model C Powerchair and transportable Zest Plus mobility scooter. The TGA product specialists were busy throughout the show discussing individual requirements with OTs and explaining why its client-centric, assessment-led services provide appropriate product provision every time. TGA wheelchair Powerpacks proved the most popular with professional visitors as the range delivers a proven solution to minimise the strain of pushing an attendant controlled wheelchair.
Endorsed by Occupational Therapists, 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. Each powerpack is compatible with most wheelchair designs, including specialist tilt-in-space models, through a vast range of fitting brackets. The Solo, Duo, HD and PLUS models provide a choice in terms of power and traction – all with utmost performance and reliability.
The PLUS is a proven bariatric solution that propels occupants weighing up to 32 stone. TGA Powerpacks are renowned for fitting further under a wheelchair so unhindered walking is possible for the carer and the controls are simple and responsive. By fitting a Powerpack to an attendant controlled wheelchair, the risk of back and muscle injury is minimised especially when negotiating uneven surfaces, slopes and kerbs. All the TGA Powerpacks are perfectly compatible with the lightweight and ergonomic TGA Strongback wheelchair.
Eric Cooper, TGA Wheelchair Specialist comments: "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 fitted 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.”