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 »

The Extreme X8, engineered for outdoor adventure

Kevin is a proud patriot, a disabled US Marine Corps veteran, and a keen adventurer. His Extreme X8 enables him to get out on the trails, the beach and his property in Florida. His favourite feature is the ultimate four-wheel drive performance, powered by motors on each wheel. These help him conquer off-road obstacles. Kevin… Read more »

Captaining your team

We had a chat to Magic Mobility users Ray and Mark about why it’s so important that they lead their team, and what being team leader means to them. For Ray, being surrounded by the right team is key to finding the right products and funding, to help you be the most able you can… Read more »

A team effort for NDIS success

Australian man Michael’s Frontier V6 Compact 40 has improved his ability to be a more active part of his community since he received it in May this year. He leads his own personal support team of health care professionals, therapists, wheelchair experts and families, all of whom give him the independence and advice he needs… Read more »

Tackling new challenges with your team

Rob knows all about being part of a team. Before his accident in 2013, he was a keen rugby player and active outdoorsman. Since he became a tetraplegic, the team that surrounds Rob has broadened to include family, friends and carers. With the help of his support crew, and his Magic Mobility Extreme X8, Rob… Read more »

For rural productivity, nothing beats the Extreme X8

Disabled war veteran Michael Trost was unable to work on or even get out to parts of his six-acre property for more than four years, until he received his Extreme X8. Now he’s able to access all areas of his farm, despite the uneven terrain. “Recently I had 17 guys that I served with in… Read more »

Making your power functions more accessible

Do you get frustrated toggling through power functions with your joystick? It’s now even easier to directly operate up to five actuator-based power functions with our new One Click Activator. You can tilt or raise your seat, raise your legrest and access your other power functions on-the-go. The One Click Activator can be mounted where… Read more »

Are self-driving wheelchairs the new frontier in automation?

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing self-driving technology for powerchairs to assist those who are confined in their motions. This will enable them to independently direct their wheelchair. The project was inspired by a visit to a retirement home, where MIT researcher Daniela Rus noticed there weren’t enough staff to take the… 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 »

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 »