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 »

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 »

Views from the Chair Speaks out about Mental Health

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 »