ULTIMATE ACTIVEWEAR

GTK Blog

GTK > Blog

GTK Blog

Tips for Introducing Powered Mobility to Children

By Ashleigh Haskins

Introducing powered mobility to children can be quite daunting and is usually a nervous time for both clinicians and families. Clinicians want any introduction to be successful to maximise a child’s...

Read More Read

Why are MAT Assessments so important when assessing for seating and mobility?

By Ashleigh Haskins

A MAT assessment, or MAT evaluation, is commonly used by seating clinicians as part of the seating and mobility assessment process. But for some clinicians, it can be tempting to skip the MAT...

Read More Read

Power Wheelchair Controller Systems – What’s the difference?

By GTK

One question that the GTK Assistive Technology Consultants are often asked is what the difference is between the controller systems that different power wheelchairs use?

Read More Read

Choosing Between a Power Assist Device and Power Wheelchair

By GTK

We’ve previously looked at the different types of power assist devices, as well as the clinical evidence regarding their use. We are often also asked how to choose between a manual wheelchair with a...

Read More Read

Power Seat Functions: Anterior Tilt

By GTK

Although the use of powered posterior tilt is very common in power wheelchair scripting, anterior tilt is not as widely prescribed. For clinicians, it can be difficult to determine which power seat...

Read More Read

Understanding Australian Car Seat Standards

By Ashleigh Haskins

Getting to grips with the regulations regarding child restraint systems in Australia can be difficult. We usually want to refer to the relevant Australian Standards, but the current Australian...

Read More Read

A Guide to Power Assist Devices

By Ashleigh Haskins

A power assist device is a motorised accessory that can be attached to a manual wheelchair. It allows a wheelchair user to propel with less energy expenditure. The motor in the power assist device...

Read More Read

Accessibility Friendly Things to Do in Sydney

By GTK

Sydney is Australia’s best-known city and one of its top tourist destinations. Well known for its amazing natural beauty, Sydney offers many attractions, including climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge,...

Read More Read

Dad Life (As A Wheely) Part 4

By Curtis Palmer

In the last of this series, we get technical and discuss how I have set up my everyday wheelchair to maximise my function and lifestyle requirements.

Read More Read

Dad Life (As A Wheely) Part 3

By Curtis Palmer

As positive an attitude, I have towards most things this lockdown is starting to eat away at me. One of the reasons I love my job is the one-on-one interactions I have with therapists, customers and...

Read More Read