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 »

Getting outdoors is good for you

Getting outside matters! But it can feel overwhelming to embark upon an adventure, or trying a new sport, without skills, training and knowledge. We hear of many Magic Mobility powerchair users actively participating in all kinds of therapeutic recreation around the world. Our chairs provide no barrier to participation, access or performance. So, we’ve taken… Read more »

Travel is easy with your powerchair

Travel is one of life’s great joys and at Magic Mobility our powerchairs enable you to explore a world that’s not flat, get out onto the wide-open road, and experience true freedom. So when we received questions from our customers like “how can I manage my powerchair so that I can drive a car, load… 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 »

The V6 Frontier AT – For Ultimate Indoor Outdoor Freedom

Are you looking for a life-changing solution that gets you outside and takes on the challenge of off-road as well as the city? Well, we have it. The Frontier V6 is AT for all terrain, and it’s perfect for your terrain. Take a look at the machine that ex-US Navy Corpsman Brad Laux calls a… 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 »

MND Victoria Donation

Following up on our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we met with representatives from Motor Neurone Disease Victoria at the Magic Mobility factory to formally donate a Frontier X5. MND Victoria put together this short video detailing the day: It’s a great privilege to support the work of MND Victoria. We hope that this wheelchair will… Read more »

Custom Power Chair

All of our customers are different and our versatile range of wheelchairs cater to this. Sometimes though, our customers have such unique needs that we need to go above and beyond, building a truly custom wheelchair for them. The power chair pictured below is an example of what custom really means. We build something like… Read more »

Magic Mobility Photo Shoot

We at Magic Mobility have been busy working on some exciting new products. This is why we undertook a large-scale photo shoot in April to demonstrate all the benefits and improvements to our range of power wheelchairs and their seating systems. While we are not quite ready for the full launch, Nicole Smith, one of… Read more »

Electric Wheelchair Camera Mount

It’s the best feeling in the world, receiving great feedback from our customers about how our wheelchairs and services help make their lives that bit better. One recent comment came through our Facebook page, where Niamh wrote the following: “I would like to thank Ash (of Magic Mobility) for making a camera mount for my… Read more »

Stickman Communications – Hannah

Not long ago, a shiny new sign (pictured above) was installed at the Magic Mobility headquarters in Melbourne. A cartoon drawing of an Extreme X8 now has pride of place for all to see. We figured that the joyous expression of the cartoon is perfect, as the Extreme X8 opens up new experiences and brings… Read more »

My Frontier V6 All-Terrain – Carl

I’m Carl Thompson, I work for Magic Mobility and drive a Frontier V6 All-Terrain. It is our biggest and most outdoor capable mid-wheel drive wheelchair. I live in the Melbourne suburbs though, not the outback, so why did I choose a large chair with all-terrain capabilities? My spine can get quite painful due to my… Read more »