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AMP – Precision Rehab to launch new chair next month

Equipment specialist, Precision Rehab, is set to debut a new chair at Naidex next month where it will be showcasing its existing range to end-users.

The dealer will also be pushing its Piccolino chair, which it says has enjoyed success with the company’s clients.

One of its clients, eight-year-old George Lockley, needed his powerchair replacing last year with one that was larger and had more features.

The family attended several exhibitions to see what was available and George tried four or five different models. read more

Why I wish I had known about Naidex sooner!

It’s been eight weeks since the order for my dream electric wheelchair was placed. I have had many appointments with Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, suppliers and my local Wheelchair Services throughout the years. Many of these appointments just ended in tears. I became reluctant to try any new equipment as I knew finding a chair which would allow me to be comfortable and independent, was incredibly challenging and emotionally draining for me.

I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. SMA is a rare, degenerative, genetically inherited neuromuscular condition. As a result of a delay in diagnosis of scoliosis on top of this, I have alway had quite complex postural and positional needs.  read more

THIIS.- Precision Rehab’s powerchair display leads to OT Show success

After showcasing a range of mobility aids at the 2018 Occupational Therapy Show, including the UPnRIDE, Sunrise Q700 UP M and Paravan powerchairs, Precision Rehab has said that it received extremely positive feedback from OTs visiting the exhibition.

Precision displayed the UPnRIDE and Sunrise Q700 UP M standing powered wheelchairs alongside the Paravan PR50, Paravan PR30 Evo II and the Paravan Piccolino, which features a low to floor seat height of 38cm with an option of 36cm.

Matthew James, Co-Director at Precision Rehab, commented: “The OT Show has been great for us in the past, and this year’s event was no different.

“The two-day event was a fantastic platform for us to showcase and demonstrate our range of powered wheelchairs to OT’s from around the UK and discuss their client’s requirements and book assessments in a relaxed and friendly environment.”

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American University Dream comes true for Tilly

18-YEAR-OLD TILLY GRIFFITHS FROM STOKE, HAS JUST STARTED A FOUR-YEAR COURSE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

What makes it truly remarkable is that Tilly was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, a neuro muscular condition which means Tilly has the equivalent strength of a new born baby. Tilly requires a 24hr care package and she is the first student from her part of the country and possibly the first in the UK to have the cost of this covered by the NHS when studying overseas.
Something else that has helped Tilly is a new powered wheelchair, a Piccolino, supplied by Precision Rehab.
Tilly has used wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs from an extremely young age as she explains: “Throughout my life, the chairs I have had have been a huge part of my life and everything I have achieved – allowing me to be the person I want to be. When I received confirmation that I would be able to start university thanks to the NHS covering the cost of my care package I knew I would need a new chair as my previous one was starting to show its age.”
Once funding has been secured from the Newlife Charity, she got in touch with Matthew James of Precision Rehab, who she has known since she was at Primary School.
However, this wasn’t a straightforward order as Tilly required a chair with very bespoke adjustments and the deadline for leaving for America was very tight. Tilly’s chair is fitted with a K120 seat which can accommodate paediatrics and small adults as its flexible design allows for growth and support as the seat system will adjust to accommodate postural changes. Upper body supports including thoracic supports can also be fitted and alternative seating options are also available including Jay and moulded seat systems.
The design of the chair and its ability to go into a horizontal position means it can also convert into a changing table so Tilly and her carer do not have to worry about always being in close proximity to hoists or slings.
Due to Tilly’s lack of strength, her chair has to have a highly sensitive joystick and Precision Rehab addressed this by fitting a
Micro Glide mini joy stick, while the R-Net Omni display unit allows Tilly to monitor her speed and functions and control all parts of the chair independently including Bluetooth and infra-red devices.
“I love my new chair” says Tilly. “Matt has done an amazing job to incorporate all the features I wanted – right down to a phone charger and new mouldings on the base of the chair as I wanted them to look sleeker.”
One of the most important additions to the chair was the fitting of Neater arm supports which Tilly has been using since starting middle school as Tilly’s mother Jackie explains: “When Tilly started middle school, she was determined to be as independent as possible and this included being able to feed herself and the arms supports from Neater Solutions enable her to do this and so much more. Not only do the arm supports enable Tilly to feed herself, use her laptop and play the piano they have also had a positive effect on her respiratory function. The arm supports support her forearms and rotate her shoulders back and Tilly’s respiratory consultant has continually been impressed with her respiratory function and believes it is probably down to her using her shoulders and therefore improving her posture as without arm supports Tilly’s arms would sit in her lap 24/7.”
Tilly is a true inspiration to other teenagers living with a disability. To be accepted into Stanford, she needed to gain A and A stars, which she achieved and recorded results which placed her in the top 1% in the entrance exam worldwide. Jackie continued: “We are incredibly proud of Tilly and what she has achieved. She is now settled into university life at Stanford and I cannot thank everyone involved enough.”
Matt is delighted with the positive feedback about the chair. “Over the years I have known Tilly she has never failed to impress me with her determination to live life to the full despite her disability. We believe that every client is unique and so go the extra mile to find a bespoke solution to ensure every client receives a chair which meets all their individual
requirements.”

 Read the full Article here – Page 32-33

Precision Rehab announce Motus Medical as a dealer of Paravan & UPnRIDE

Precision Rehab is delighted to announce that Motus Medical Limited will be its authorised distributor covering the Midlands and North of the UK, for the range of Paravan & UPnRIDE specialist powered wheelchairs.

 

“This agreement will enable more clients in the Midlands and north of the UK to benefit from the range of Paravan powerchairs and ensure the high standard of assessment, sales process, after sales care including seating reviews, annual service and fast repair coverage for which Precision Rehab is renowned will continue. From our conversations with the team at Motus Medical we know they all share the same ethos as us and set the same high standards across all areas of their business and we look forward to working with them” commented Matthew James, Director, Precision Rehab.

 

“The team of engineers and technicians at Motus Medical have a combined experience of over 60 years in the mobility industry with extensive knowledge of assessments, design and development.  Being a UK nationwide dealer, we have close ties with all the major wheelchair and powerchair manufacturers and are delighted to add Paravan and UPnRIDE to our portfolio.  Working with so many leading names ensures we have an in-depth knowledge of current markets as well as a unique insight into any new developments and I believe this will only enhance our relationship with Matthew and the rest of team at Precision Rehab and benefit existing and new clients” commented Nathan Bevan, co-founder, Motus Medical.

 

Founded by Matthew James in 2015, Precision Rehab Limited have over 25 years’ experience in specialist powered wheelchairs and is an official distributor of the Paravan range of powered wheelchairs and Exclusive supplier of UPnRIDE standing wheelchair for the UK and Ireland.  The company supplies the Paravan & UPnRIDE wheelchairs on a direct sales basis throughout the UK and Ireland on an authorised dealer basis to ensure a high standard of assessment, sales process, after sales care including service and repair coverage is available at all times.

For more information or to arrange an assessment call 01256 300111,                                       email: info@precisionrehab.co.uk or visit www.precisionrehab.co.uk

 

For more information about Motus Medical visit www.motusmedical.co.uk

London to Brighton Bike Ride 16th September 2018 for Caudwell Children because Caudwell Children do so much for so many children

// Matt James is fundraising for Caudwell Children

Precision Rehab Ltd Co-Director Matthew James will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Caudwell Children’s Charity.

Matthew has worked in the disability industry for over 25 years, he says that Caudwell Children have always done so much to help young disabled people, from funding for a powered or manual wheelchair, to a dream holiday with specialist support, care support or even simple advice. Caudwell Children are always happy to listen and help, to find out more about Caudwell Children click the link Caudwell Children.

This will be the third time that Matthew will have done the London to Brighton bike ride, with the 1st time being some 25 years ago, following Matthew completing last years ride (2017), he has committed to making this an annual event for the Childrens charities within the disability sector.

Please help Matthew reach his target of £5,000.00 (or more) any donations no matter how large or small will help, so if you would like to donate please click the link to Matthew’s Just Giving Page.

UPnRIDE Press Release

Precision Rehab Limited agree to be the official suppliers for UPnRIDE standing wheelchair in the UK & Ireland

By Precision Rehab Limited – Matthew James Director

06th February 2018

Precision Rehab Limited – A company with staff that have over 25 years experience in specialist powered wheelchairs are pleased to announce that they have agreed to be the exclusive supplier of UPnRIDE powered standing-wheelchairs for the UK and Ireland.

Precision Rehab Limited will supply the UPnRIDE wheelchairs on a direct sales basis and throughout the UK and Ireland, we will be looking to appoint a very limited number of authorised dealers, this will ensure a high standard of assessment, sales process, after sales care including service and repair coverage.

Matthew James the founder of Precision Rehab Limited started the company due to the lack of specialist powered wheelchairs in the market place. Matthew has worked with both the Balder and Etac range of powered wheelchairs for 22 years and following the announcement that this range of chairs would no longer be manufactured started to research the worldwide market for specialist powered wheelchairs. Precision Rehab Limited have been supplying Paravan powered wheelchairs for over 2 years in the UK & Ireland a German based manufacture. Matthew added as a company we are always looking at innovations and specialist products that will complement our existing products and benefit our clients. We have been following the progress and developments of the UPnRIDE, we are very impressed by the unique capabilities of the product especially the stability over outdoor terrain in a standing position, following productive meetings with UPnRIDE we are pleased to announce that we will be working together.

We are also pleased to announce that the UPnRIDE will be launched in the UK at Naidex on the 25th & 26th April 2018 at the NEC Birmingham.

For more information, please visit www.precisionrehab.co.uk 

About UPnRIDE Robotics Limited:

UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd. is a developer of innovative life-changing assistive and mobility technologies intended for disabled and elderly people. Holding a patented technology and unique proprietary know-how, the company has spurred a significant leap forward in this field.

The first product of the company is the UPnRIDE, which allows wheelchair users to be fully mobile in both standing and sitting positions, in practically any urban environment (outdoors, indoors and even on slopes).

The team’s vast experience in developing, manufacturing and marketing medical and rehabilitation devices is demonstrated through its previous achievement –  the ReWalk™ exoskeleton.

For more information, please visit www.upnride.com

Contact

To learn more about Precision Rehab Limited & UPnRIDE, please contact

Matthew James, Precision Rehab Limited

6 Hill Square, Basingstoke,

Hampshire, RG24 8YY

Tel: 01256 300111

info@precisionrehab.co.uk

www.precisionrehab.co.uk

London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride on 17th September 2017

Precision Rehab Ltd Co-Director Matthew James will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Caudwell Children’s Charity.

Matthew has worked in the disability industry for over 24 years, he says that Caudwell Children have always done so much to help young disabled people, from funding for a powered or manual wheelchair, to a dream holiday with specialist support, care support or even simple advice. Caudwell Children are always happy to listen and help, to find out more about Caudwell Children click the link Caudwell Children.

This will be the second time that Matthew will have done the London to Brighton bike ride, with the 1st time being some 25 years ago, Matthew has commented to say he would like to make this an annual event for the Charity.

Please help Matthew reach his target of £8,000, any donations no matter how large or small will help, so if you would like to donate please click the link to Matthew’s Just Giving Page.

Precision Rehab growth leads to full time role for Emma

Due to company growth Precision Rehab has announced that co-director Emma James has joined the company on a full time basis.

Emma will be mainly office based with focus on office management.

Matthew and Emma recently visited manufacturer Paravan GmbH to discuss future plans and meet the Paravan team.

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