Author: Emma James

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

ATtoday – Innovative head control allows users to control their powerchairs through head, cheek or eye movement

Created by Now Technologies, the Gyro Glory provides powered wheelchair users with an easy to use, discreet headset from which they can control their chair and computer through head, cheek or eye movement.

Precision Rehab is one of the first UK powered wheelchair suppliers to sign up as an official UK supplier for the Gyro Glory head control. The headset is compatible with all powerchairs available from Precision Rehab.

The headset is user-friendly, easy to set up and connects with the user’s chair via Bluetooth; a cable can also be used if there is interference – such as at music events or exhibitions – and this charges the headset at the same time if required. read more

Kidz to Adultz South on 16th May at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Please join us on stand A1 to view our range of wheelchairs which will include:
  • Paravan GmbH powered wheelchairs, the Piccolino, PR30, PR40 & PR50
  • NEW HND Ultra LS300 wheelchair
  • Sunrise Q700-UP M standing chair

For more information please visit Kidz to Adultz South

PRECISION REHAB TO SHOWCASE THE NEW ULTRA LS300 POWERED WHEELCHAIRS AT KIDZ TO ADULTZ SOUTH – VERY LOW FLOOR TO SEAT HEIGHT!

With over 25 years experience in assessment, sales & servicing of specialist powered wheelchairs Precision Rehab will be launching the new LS300 multi-function model featuring an ultra-low floor to seat height of 300mm (30cm). Also on show is the Paravan range, along with the Q700 UP (M).

Precision Rehab have over 25 years experience in assessment, sales & servicing of specialist powered wheelchairs, we are an official supplier of Paravan powered wheelchairs in the UK & Ireland, we will be showing the Piccolino childrens powerchair, the PR40 Standing powered wheelchair, PR50 powered wheelchair with built in vehicle seat belt to improve drive from chair solutions, & the PR30 that has similar functions to the PR50 with comfort seating all our powered wheelchair offer the following functions, electric seat lift (very low seat to floor height, to eye to eye raised position), electric tilt in space -50/+22 degrees, electric recline backrest, electric seat slide (fore & aft), electric lower leg rest leg length and electric leg rest elevation, the complete range of Paravan chairs is factory built to meet the individuals requirement and can be customised to suit, we also have the Paravan vehicle docking system that will allow the user to lock into the driver or passenger position in their adapted vehicle quickly and safely to the ISO crash test pass standard, we also offer a system that will charge the chairs batteries whist you are docked in and driving. read more

Naidex 45 at the Birmingham NEC on the 26th & 27th March

Please join us on stand N1100 to view our range of wheelchairs which will include:
  • Paravan GmbH powered wheelchairs, the PR50, PR30 & PR Piccolino.
  • NEW Ultra LS300 wheelchair
  • Sunrise Q700-UP M standing chair

For more information please visit Naidex 45

PRECISION REHAB TO SHOWCASE THE NEW ULTRA LS300 POWERED WHEELCHAIRS AT NAIDEX 45 – VERY LOW FLOOR TO SEAT HEIGHT!

With over 25 years experience in assessment, sales & servicing of specialist powered wheelchairs Precision Rehab will be launching the new LS300 multi-function model featuring an ultra-low floor to seat height of 300mm (30cm). Also on show is the Paravan range, along with the Q700 UP (M).

Precision Rehab have over 25 years experience in assessment, sales & servicing of specialist powered wheelchairs, we are an official supplier of Paravan powered wheelchairs in the UK & Ireland, we will be showing the Biolution Standing powered wheelchair, PR50 powered wheelchair with built in vehicle seat belt to improve drive from chair solutions, PR30 that has similar functions to the PR50 with comfort seating & the Piccolino childrens powerchair, all our powered wheelchair offer the following functions, electric seat lift (very low seat to floor height, to eye to eye raised position), electric tilt in space -50/+22 degrees, electric recline backrest, electric seat slide (fore & aft), electric lower leg rest leg length and electric leg rest elevation, the complete range of Paravan chairs is factory built to meet the individuals requirement and can be customised to suit, we also have the Paravan vehicle docking system that will allow the user to lock into the driver or passenger position in their adapted vehicle quickly and safely to the ISO crash test pass standard, we also offer a system that will charge the chairs batteries whist you are docked in and driving. read more

THIIS. – POWERCHAIRS: THE TRADE’S NEED-TO-KNOW REPORT

In the world of mobility, powerchairs are big business for suppliers and dealers alike. With a global market estimated to reach close to £2billion by 2022 and a domestic private sector boosted the introduction of personal wheelchair budgets, powerchair manufacturers and retailers are working hard to secure their place in the sector and win over customers. Examining the powerchair segment in detail, THIIS investigates what is driving this competitive marketplace, what it takes to be a successful powerchair dealer, and what the future holds for those operating in the sector. 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.

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OT Show – NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd November

Please feel free to join us on stand B42 to view our range of wheelchairs which will include:

For more information please visit Occupational Therapy Show

PRECISION REHAB TO SHOWCASE THE UPnRIDE and Q700 UP M POWERED WHEELCHAIRS AT THE OT SHOW

On stand B42 at The OT Show, Precision Rehab will be exhibiting the UPnRIDE and Sunrise Q700 UP M powered wheelchairs both of which have recently been added to the company’s product portfolio.  Complementing the UPnRIDE and Q700 UP M will be the Paravan PR50, Paravan PR30 Evo II and the Paravan Piccolino, which features a very low to floor seat height of 38cm with an option of 36cm.

“We are delighted to once again be exhibiting at the OT Show.  The two-day event is 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” commented Matthew James, Co-director, Precision Rehab Ltd.

The UPnRIDE is a life changing innovation in standing chair technology and is the first powered wheelchair of its kind in the UK to offer auto balancing and unchanged centre of gravity to ensure the user has continuous stability even when travelling up or down slopes. Additional feelings of stability and safety are provided by the jointed braces and harness straps.

The Q700 UP M is a standing powered wheelchair which allows the user to lie flat or stand due to its biomechanical standing seating system which enables the user to stand at up to 85˚ so they can interact with friends and family face to face.  With a narrow base of 620mm and a turning circle of just 1250mm, the Q700 UP M is highly manoeuvrable in confined spaces and easily fits under tables and into wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) due to its low seat height of just 445mm.

The Paravan PR50, PR30 Evo II and Piccolino will also be on show on stand B42.  The PR50 is equally at home in a domestic, working or care environment and is the only powered wheelchair to feature an integrated seat belt, have EU approval, been crash tested and TUV certified.  The PR50 is equipped to take respiration apparatus, including special headrests and extra power supply as standard and can be operated safely even by the severely disabled thanks to an adapted special control unit.  Whether the user is at home, shopping, socialising with friends or at work, the PR50 has been designed to meet all their requirements to ensure they can lead an independent life.  Being able to turn on itself, due to its width of just 64cm, the PR50 is highly manoeuvrable and can fit through most doorways and lifts and the user can even drive their WAV from it as it can also be used as a car seat with its integrated seatbelt.

The Paravan PR30 Evo II is a highly configurable joy stick controlled powered wheelchair.  Featuring a modular design, the PR 30 Evo II can be fitted with a comprehensive range of additional options to ensure it meets the exact requirements of the client. Options include a tilt function, seat lift up to a maximum height of 80cm and footrests with additional electric features. The Paravan contoured seat system offers the client nine different configurations which consists of back pads (52, 63, 71 cm) and seat pads (45 to 54cm) all of which are individually selectable to provide the ultimate level of comfort and support.  Additional standard features of the PR30 Evo II include: seat baseplate and cushion, manually folding backrest, integrated backplate with threaded inserts, adjustable headrest and multi adjustable arm rests.  The seat is covered in an easy-care fabric.

Completing the range on show will be the Piccolino which has been designed for young people from the age of 2.  With seat widths of 270 – 430 mm, a depth of 320 – 385 mm, and back height of 400 – 480 mm combined with side supports, head support and other seat accessories all of which are multi variable and individually adjustable the Piccolino is a truly versatile powered wheelchair.  The Piccolino is the ideal paediatric powered wheelchair which can grow with the client and to help make it as fun as possible, it is available is a wide choice of funky vibrant colours.

Over the last three years, Precision Rehab has grown steadily and the company became a true family business when Matthew’s wife Emma recently joined the team.  As part of this continued growth, the company recently announced 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.

Every client is unique and Precision Rehab believe in going the extra mile to find a bespoke solution to ensure every client receives a chair which meets all their individual requirements.  Over the years, many customers have become friends and comment on the team’s professional and friendly service.

For more information please call 01256 300111, email: info@precisionrehab.co.uk or visit www.precisionrehab.co.uk read more