Author: Emma James

THIIS.- Precision Rehab’s powerchair display leads to OT Show success

After showcasing a range of mobility aids at the 2018 Occupational Therapy Show, including the UPnRIDE, Sunrise Q700 UP M and Paravan powerchairs, Precision Rehab has said that it received extremely positive feedback from OTs visiting the exhibition.

Precision displayed the UPnRIDE and Sunrise Q700 UP M standing powered wheelchairs alongside the Paravan PR50, Paravan PR30 Evo II and the Paravan Piccolino, which features a low to floor seat height of 38cm with an option of 36cm.

Matthew James, Co-Director at Precision Rehab, commented: “The OT Show has been great for us in the past, and this year’s event was no different.

“The two-day event was a fantastic platform for us to showcase and demonstrate our range of powered wheelchairs to OT’s from around the UK and discuss their client’s requirements and book assessments in a relaxed and friendly environment.”

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American University Dream comes true for Tilly

18-YEAR-OLD TILLY GRIFFITHS FROM STOKE, HAS JUST STARTED A FOUR-YEAR COURSE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

What makes it truly remarkable is that Tilly was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, a neuro muscular condition which means Tilly has the equivalent strength of a new born baby. Tilly requires a 24hr care package and she is the first student from her part of the country and possibly the first in the UK to have the cost of this covered by the NHS when studying overseas.
Something else that has helped Tilly is a new powered wheelchair, a Piccolino, supplied by Precision Rehab.
Tilly has used wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs from an extremely young age as she explains: “Throughout my life, the chairs I have had have been a huge part of my life and everything I have achieved – allowing me to be the person I want to be. When I received confirmation that I would be able to start university thanks to the NHS covering the cost of my care package I knew I would need a new chair as my previous one was starting to show its age.”
Once funding has been secured from the Newlife Charity, she got in touch with Matthew James of Precision Rehab, who she has known since she was at Primary School.
However, this wasn’t a straightforward order as Tilly required a chair with very bespoke adjustments and the deadline for leaving for America was very tight. Tilly’s chair is fitted with a K120 seat which can accommodate paediatrics and small adults as its flexible design allows for growth and support as the seat system will adjust to accommodate postural changes. Upper body supports including thoracic supports can also be fitted and alternative seating options are also available including Jay and moulded seat systems.
The design of the chair and its ability to go into a horizontal position means it can also convert into a changing table so Tilly and her carer do not have to worry about always being in close proximity to hoists or slings.
Due to Tilly’s lack of strength, her chair has to have a highly sensitive joystick and Precision Rehab addressed this by fitting a
Micro Glide mini joy stick, while the R-Net Omni display unit allows Tilly to monitor her speed and functions and control all parts of the chair independently including Bluetooth and infra-red devices.
“I love my new chair” says Tilly. “Matt has done an amazing job to incorporate all the features I wanted – right down to a phone charger and new mouldings on the base of the chair as I wanted them to look sleeker.”
One of the most important additions to the chair was the fitting of Neater arm supports which Tilly has been using since starting middle school as Tilly’s mother Jackie explains: “When Tilly started middle school, she was determined to be as independent as possible and this included being able to feed herself and the arms supports from Neater Solutions enable her to do this and so much more. Not only do the arm supports enable Tilly to feed herself, use her laptop and play the piano they have also had a positive effect on her respiratory function. The arm supports support her forearms and rotate her shoulders back and Tilly’s respiratory consultant has continually been impressed with her respiratory function and believes it is probably down to her using her shoulders and therefore improving her posture as without arm supports Tilly’s arms would sit in her lap 24/7.”
Tilly is a true inspiration to other teenagers living with a disability. To be accepted into Stanford, she needed to gain A and A stars, which she achieved and recorded results which placed her in the top 1% in the entrance exam worldwide. Jackie continued: “We are incredibly proud of Tilly and what she has achieved. She is now settled into university life at Stanford and I cannot thank everyone involved enough.”
Matt is delighted with the positive feedback about the chair. “Over the years I have known Tilly she has never failed to impress me with her determination to live life to the full despite her disability. We believe that every client is unique and so go the extra mile to find a bespoke solution to ensure every client receives a chair which meets all their individual
requirements.”

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OT Show – NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd November

Please feel free to join us on stand B42 to view our range of wheelchairs which will include:

For more information please visit Occupational Therapy Show

PRECISION REHAB TO SHOWCASE THE UPnRIDE and Q700 UP M POWERED WHEELCHAIRS AT THE OT SHOW

On stand B42 at The OT Show, Precision Rehab will be exhibiting the UPnRIDE and Sunrise Q700 UP M powered wheelchairs both of which have recently been added to the company’s product portfolio.  Complementing the UPnRIDE and Q700 UP M will be the Paravan PR50, Paravan PR30 Evo II and the Paravan Piccolino, which features a very low to floor seat height of 38cm with an option of 36cm.

“We are delighted to once again be exhibiting at the OT Show.  The two-day event is a fantastic platform for us to showcase and demonstrate our range of powered wheelchairs to OT’s from around the UK and discuss their client’s requirements and book assessments in a relaxed and friendly environment” commented Matthew James, Co-director, Precision Rehab Ltd.

The UPnRIDE is a life changing innovation in standing chair technology and is the first powered wheelchair of its kind in the UK to offer auto balancing and unchanged centre of gravity to ensure the user has continuous stability even when travelling up or down slopes. Additional feelings of stability and safety are provided by the jointed braces and harness straps.

The Q700 UP M is a standing powered wheelchair which allows the user to lie flat or stand due to its biomechanical standing seating system which enables the user to stand at up to 85˚ so they can interact with friends and family face to face.  With a narrow base of 620mm and a turning circle of just 1250mm, the Q700 UP M is highly manoeuvrable in confined spaces and easily fits under tables and into wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) due to its low seat height of just 445mm.

The Paravan PR50, PR30 Evo II and Piccolino will also be on show on stand B42.  The PR50 is equally at home in a domestic, working or care environment and is the only powered wheelchair to feature an integrated seat belt, have EU approval, been crash tested and TUV certified.  The PR50 is equipped to take respiration apparatus, including special headrests and extra power supply as standard and can be operated safely even by the severely disabled thanks to an adapted special control unit.  Whether the user is at home, shopping, socialising with friends or at work, the PR50 has been designed to meet all their requirements to ensure they can lead an independent life.  Being able to turn on itself, due to its width of just 64cm, the PR50 is highly manoeuvrable and can fit through most doorways and lifts and the user can even drive their WAV from it as it can also be used as a car seat with its integrated seatbelt.

The Paravan PR30 Evo II is a highly configurable joy stick controlled powered wheelchair.  Featuring a modular design, the PR 30 Evo II can be fitted with a comprehensive range of additional options to ensure it meets the exact requirements of the client. Options include a tilt function, seat lift up to a maximum height of 80cm and footrests with additional electric features. The Paravan contoured seat system offers the client nine different configurations which consists of back pads (52, 63, 71 cm) and seat pads (45 to 54cm) all of which are individually selectable to provide the ultimate level of comfort and support.  Additional standard features of the PR30 Evo II include: seat baseplate and cushion, manually folding backrest, integrated backplate with threaded inserts, adjustable headrest and multi adjustable arm rests.  The seat is covered in an easy-care fabric.

Completing the range on show will be the Piccolino which has been designed for young people from the age of 2.  With seat widths of 270 – 430 mm, a depth of 320 – 385 mm, and back height of 400 – 480 mm combined with side supports, head support and other seat accessories all of which are multi variable and individually adjustable the Piccolino is a truly versatile powered wheelchair.  The Piccolino is the ideal paediatric powered wheelchair which can grow with the client and to help make it as fun as possible, it is available is a wide choice of funky vibrant colours.

Over the last three years, Precision Rehab has grown steadily and the company became a true family business when Matthew’s wife Emma recently joined the team.  As part of this continued growth, the company recently announced that Motus Medical Limited will be its authorised distributor covering the Midlands and North of the UK, for the range of Paravan & UPnRIDE specialist powered wheelchairs.

Every client is unique and Precision Rehab believe in going the extra mile to find a bespoke solution to ensure every client receives a chair which meets all their individual requirements.  Over the years, many customers have become friends and comment on the team’s professional and friendly service.

For more information please call 01256 300111, email: info@precisionrehab.co.uk or visit www.precisionrehab.co.uk

London to Brighton Bike Ride 16th September 2018 for Caudwell Children because Caudwell Children do so much for so many children

Matt James is fundraising for Caudwell Children

Precision Rehab Ltd Co-Director Matthew James will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Caudwell Children’s Charity.

Matthew has worked in the disability industry for over 25 years, he says that Caudwell Children have always done so much to help young disabled people, from funding for a powered or manual wheelchair, to a dream holiday with specialist support, care support or even simple advice. Caudwell Children are always happy to listen and help, to find out more about Caudwell Children click the link Caudwell Children.

This will be the third time that Matthew will have done the London to Brighton bike ride, with the 1st time being some 25 years ago, following Matthew completing last years ride (2017), he has committed to making this an annual event for the Childrens charities within the disability sector.

Please help Matthew reach his target of £5,000.00 (or more) any donations no matter how large or small will help, so if you would like to donate please click the link to Matthew’s Just Giving Page.

London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride on 17th September 2017

Precision Rehab Ltd Co-Director Matthew James will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Caudwell Children’s Charity.

Matthew has worked in the disability industry for over 24 years, he says that Caudwell Children have always done so much to help young disabled people, from funding for a powered or manual wheelchair, to a dream holiday with specialist support, care support or even simple advice. Caudwell Children are always happy to listen and help, to find out more about Caudwell Children click the link Caudwell Children.

This will be the second time that Matthew will have done the London to Brighton bike ride, with the 1st time being some 25 years ago, Matthew has commented to say he would like to make this an annual event for the Charity.

Please help Matthew reach his target of £8,000, any donations no matter how large or small will help, so if you would like to donate please click the link to Matthew’s Just Giving Page.

Precision Rehab growth leads to full time role for Emma

Due to company growth Precision Rehab has announced that co-director Emma James has joined the company on a full time basis.
Emma will be mainly office based with focus on office management.
Matthew and Emma recently visited manufacturer Paravan GmbH to discuss future plans and meet the Paravan team.
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NEW range of Specialist Wheelchair Controls

Precision Rehab welcome a NEW range of Specialist Wheelchair Controls into the UK & Ireland.