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TGA Mobility will be showcasing its range of award-winning ergonomic products at the 2018 OT Show

Taking place from the 21st-22nd of November, TGA will be exhibiting a range of products at The OT Show to show occupational therapists how they deliver enhanced postural support and moving and handling advantages.

Specialising in mobility equipment, TGA works closely with occupational therapists to ensure positive client outcomes and provides thorough assessments to ensure users receive the most appropriate product, maximising support and independence.

On stand E34, senior Product Specialists will be demonstrating a selection of products from the TGA range including Strongback wheelchairs, powerpacks, WHILL Model C powerchair and Zest Plus mobility scooter. According to TGA, these products are designed to provide better ergonomics for both users and carers so that freedom and access outdoors is more positive.

Lightweight and foldable, Strongback wheelchairs incorporate a contoured backrest for effective lumbar support and mould around the natural curvature of the spine, resulting in better postural positioning for users and reduced slumping or slouching.

Additionally on display at the event, TGA will be showcasing four Powerpacks which provide powered propulsion so pushing a wheelchair is strain-free. They consist of a motor, wheel(s), battery pack and handle grip controls that are operated by a carer.

The Powerpacks facilitate a better experience outdoors for both wheelchair users and carers with greater accessibility, flexibility and range, says the company. Each Powerpack is compatible with most wheelchair designs, including specialist tilt-in-space models, through a vast range of fitting brackets.

The Solo, Duo, HD and PLUS models provide a choice in terms of power and traction, with the PLUS being a bariatric solution that propels occupants weighing up to 32 stone.

According to the company, TGA Powerpacks are renowned for fitting further under a wheelchair so unhindered walking is possible for the carer and the controls are simple and responsive. By fitting a Powerpack to an attendant controlled wheelchair, the risk of back and muscle injury is minimised especially when negotiating uneven surfaces, slopes and kerbs.

Alongside demonstrations of TGA wheelchairs and Powerpacks, stand E34 will also showcase the new WHILL Model C powerchair. The powered wheelchair can easily be dismantled into three parts and has been specifically developed for users with less complex seating requirements, delivering independence at work or in the home.

Its front Omni wheels offer power and traction so urban and rural environments are equally accessible, without the need for traditional castors, resulting in the smallest feasible turning circle. Remote control is possible with a smart phone via an Apple app, so positioning of the powerchair is flexible before and after a side transfer.

Finally, TGA will be demonstrating the Zest Plus, which is aimed at OTs seeking a scooter solution for clients. This mid-sized mobility scooter can be dismantled into five, easy-to-lift components for storage in a car boot. This minimises the risk of back injury for users or carers and strain-free assembly is enhanced by precise fitting parts and simple locking mechanisms.

The Zest Plus includes active suspension which provides added stability and support to users, particularly important to those with challenging musculoskeletal conditions.

TGA can be visited on Stand E34 at The OT Show, which takes place on the 21st-22nd of November at the NEC in Birmingham.

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