The STRONGBACK Wheelchair-a big hit at EXPO!

STRONGBACK Wheelchairs - Gong Life Care Solutions

The STRONGBACK Wheelchair 

Ergonomic, posture-support folding wheelchair - a big hit at EXPO! | Buy online now, Australia wide

At the recent Independent Living Expo in Sydney, Gong Life Care Solutions had an exhibitor stand, and we demonstrated many of our quality European-made products.

Our Swiss design STRONGBACK wheelchair attracted a lot of attention, particularly from Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists, because it’s an award-winning lightweight, folding, manual wheelchair (The SRONGBACK24 Wheelchair won a German design award in its class, last year!). It’s practical and comfortable for both users and attendants/carers.

We were demonstrating two models, our STRONGBACK24, which can be propelled by the user or by an attendant, and the STRONGBACK Excursion transit wheelchair. Both chairs are known as posture support ergonomic wheelchairs, due to the inbuilt structural design, which supports the lumbar area, encouraging improved posture and reducing pain and discomfort.  All the OTs at the Expo just had to sit in the chairs, and commented favourably on their comfort and great support. One OT actually said - “It’s so comfortable! I want this for my office!”

All our visitors could see the benefit of the design and the light frame and easy folding.  One person browsing for new ideas for a family member stated:  

“the design is really impressive! It would really increase the comfort and tolerance for my mum, even though she wouldn’t be sitting in it all the time” and another “It’s much lighter than the chair we’ve got. It’s so easy to slip the big wheels off and lock the footrests for getting it into the car. I really have to watch my back”

Back care

We consider that the most important feature of the STRONGBACK wheelchair is that it encourages healthier sitting for the wheelchair user, with natural spinal positioning so that constant readjustment is not required to remain comfortable, and chronic discomfort and pain can be minimized.  The integrated lumbar support can be adjusted to suit individual need with regard to placement and firmness.

The STRONGBACK has also been designed with carers and attendants in mind. The push handles are ergonomically designed, and are spaced wide apart to maximise control when pushing. The wheelchair folds up in a matter of seconds and requires minimal storage space. The backrest folds completely flat against the frame as do the footrests, which easily fold and lock to the side, no need to remove them. The Excursion attendant model weighs 10kgs total, or 9.00kgs if footrests are removed for lifting.

Independent users

Independent wheelchair users can also enjoy the benefits of an ultralight folding chair, with our new STRONGBACK 24 manual self-propel wheelchair, which has 61cm/24” quick-release wheels. This model won the German Design Award in its category, in 2018.  It weighs just 7.9kg with wheels and foot rests removed – for example for putting into a vehicle - however it has a user weight capacity of 135kg.  This means it suits a wide variety of users and can be easily lifted and placed in a car boot.

Buy Wheelchair

Gong Life Care Solutions is an Australian owned and operated business located in Wollongong, south of Sydney. Our team is dedicated to assisting you with your enquiries. You can order directly online, or contact us for other options.  We deliver free, anywhere in Australia. https://gonglcs.com.au 

We invite you to look at the models on our website: https://gonglcs.com.au/products/3-strongback-24-wheelchair-18-inch-seat-width

For more information, contact us on 1300 907 280, Tues to Fri, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT or email info@gonglcs.com.au

We deliver free anywhere in Australia.

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