The STRONGBACK Wheelchair–it ticks a lot of boxes!
The STRONGBACK Wheelchair – it ticks a lot of boxes!
Ergonomic, posture-support folding transport wheelchair!
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A transit or transport wheelchair is distinct because of its smaller back wheels, ie, it doesn’t have the two very large back wheels that self-propelling wheelchairs have. Family members who are caring for elderly people or those who are temporarily in a wheelchair, are often looking for a very light folding wheelchair to help in relocating the person they’re caring for, to enable outings such as going for a stroll or shopping or appointments.
Our Swiss design STRONGBACK Excursion wheelchair attracts a lot of attention, including from Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists, because it ticks a lot of boxes. It’s practical and comfortable for both users and attendants/carers. In fact it’s more than just comfortable for users - it has built in posture support (in the structural design), which supports the user’s lumbar area, encouraging improved posture and reducing pain and discomfort.
It’s easy to see the benefit of the ergonomic design, the light frame and easy folding. At the recent Independent Living Expo in Sydney, one visitor 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”
“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”
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 extra 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 10 kgs total, or 9 kgs if footrests are removed for lifting.
Independent users not forgotten
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 7.9 kg with wheels and footrests removed – for example for putting into a vehicle - however it has a user weight capacity of 135 kg. This means it suits a wide variety of users and can be easily lifted and placed in a car boot.
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
Contact us on 1300 907 280, Tues to Fri, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT
We deliver free anywhere in Australia.
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