NDIS – funding your future powerchair

Mark Brown needs a powerchair to have a balanced and successful life. From the time he gets up in the morning till the time he goes to bed, his powerchair is involved in everything he does. He’s been using this incredibly personal piece of equipment for over 8 years, and it is now time for… Read more »

A team effort for NDIS powerchair prescription success

Michael Archer knows all about having a team that supports him. Michael has a spinal injury, and he considers himself the leader of a team that consists of health care professionals, therapists, wheelchair experts and family. And when Michael needed a new powerchair, he called on his team to assist. Michael’s network of supporters contributed… Read more »

Putting Magic Mobility powerchairs to the test

Magic Mobility powerchairs are known for helping active users to go further, explore more and live fully. Magic Mobility encourages people to put their powerchairs to the test, to experiment and see how robust they are. Carl is a Melbourne-based user who knows the chairs well. Being an adventure seeker, Carl has always explored the… Read more »

Top 5 tips for finding the perfect powerchair

Finding the right powerchair is one of the most personal decisions you can make. The perfect powerchair should meet your needs right now, but also be adaptable to your changing needs into the future. For the past 23 years, Magic Mobility has been committed to ensuring that wheelchair users have access to the best and… Read more »

Tailoring a powerchair to your needs

Everyone’s lives and disabilities are different. At Magic Mobility, we know that it’s the tailoring of our powerchairs that can make all the difference to those who use them. That’s why we spend time investigating solutions that meet the needs of our users. Over time we can sometimes find that those solutions can apply to… Read more »

You Little Ripper – the next big thing in surf lifesaving

Little Ripper Surf Lifesaving in Port Macquarie, Australia, are trialing Magic Mobility Extreme X8 powerchairs so they can include those with limited mobility in their surf lifesaving program, as drone flyers. The recently launched drone academy is training drone flyers to locate swimmers in trouble. Some of their drones can even drop those in danger… Read more »

Adventure is necessary for wheelchair users

Getting outdoors is considered significantly important to our mental health and wellbeing, and for many of us in a wheelchair, it’s even more so. Angie Lupe lives in Troy, NY, is a veteran of the Iraq war and now restricted to her chair. But Angie is used to getting out and about, and being an… Read more »

Tackling the big problems and the small with your powerchair

Michael Trost lives on 6 acres of rural property, and until recently he was unable to even see all parts of it. As a disabled war veteran, he was restricted to a limited area of his own property because of the limitations of his wheelchair. Michael is not a man to be held back, and… Read more »

Travel the world in your powerchair

Ray is a busy man. He splits his year between Melbourne, Australia and the US. He runs a home-based business and runs a voluntary network of people interested in improving the accessibility of public transport. Ray is always on the move. So how does he do it? “I travel regularly, sometimes interstate but mostly overseas…. Read more »

OTs should Challenge Occupational Deprivation

Occupational Therapy Australia’s recent position paper spells out why OTs are professionally obliged to challenge policies, practices, and funding regimes that deny people meaningful occupations of their own choosing. For people stuck in the wrong wheelchair, the inability to get out and occupied with meaningful activities can have serious consequences. According to the OTA’s position… Read more »

Getting Outdoors is Therapeutic

Evidence is mounting that time spent outdoors, getting into nature, can have the same therapeutic benefits as expensive drugs or counselling. Lots of people tell Views from the Chair that their ability to enjoy nature in an indoor/outdoor wheelchair is important to their health and wellbeing. But wheelchair funders often dismiss outdoor recreation as an… Read more »

Taking life back

Tom, 51 from Washington USA, is an active lover of the outdoors who contracted ALS several years ago. Tom became depressed because he was stuck indoors, as his powerchair couldn’t take him where he wanted to go. It negatively impacted his mental health. Tom agreed to help Magic Mobility with a study into the connection… Read more »

Take on every terrain, all terrains in your powerchair

All terrain. Your terrain. At Magic Mobility we are all about empowering people to live life, push boundaries and take on any terrain. For some that may mean planning your next off road adventure, going camping or choosing to do a marathon. For others it might simply be spending more time with family or making… Read more »

Using a powerchair to take your life back

John’s story about his powerchair – “I’m getting out into the woods to fish like I always did.” John Dean’s favorite fishing pond is deep in the woods of his hometown of Hinesville, Georgia, USA. It’s a trek to get to it, and known only to the locals. John’s been a keen fisherman all his… Read more »

Meeting the Challenge in a Magic Mobility Wheelchair

Rob put himself and his wheelchair to the test Since his accident in 2013, Rob has had to come to terms with life as a tetraplegic. A former Rugby player and active outdoorsman, Rob is a driven young man with his life ahead of him. He lets nothing slow him down. That’s why the arrival… Read more »

Accessible adventures for wheelchair users – John Dillon Park

Global review of adventures for powerchair users Always wanted to see the wilds of the Adirondacks? The John Dillon Park makes the natural landscape of this beautiful countryside available to everyone. It’s especially accessible to people with disabilities and those in wheelchairs. Extreme X8 powerchair owner, Angie Lupe from Troy NY, USA counts it as… Read more »

Life Changed in an Instant- Magic Mobility supports Perry Cross

Magic Mobility is proud to be supporting the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation to help find a cure for paralysis. Every day at least one person has their life changed forever through paralysis. Australian-born Perry Cross’ life was unforeseeably and profoundly changed in an instant. A rugby tackle in 1994, at the age of 19,… Read more »