With the extensive range of adaptive equipment available in Australia now there really shouldn’t be any excuses to staying indoors this summer.
Check out a few ways you can get some fresh air in your lungs!
Borrowing equipment is a great way to try a few different products to find a good fit for you or to borrow equipment for a one off event.
For a small hire fee, organise some adaptive equipment from Disability Sport and Recreation Vic. They have beach chairs, sports chairs, handcycles and more. You do need to be a member to use this service, but you can apply for a membership online, and its free to join.
Each state Disability Recreation and Sport or Wheelchair Sports Association may also have hire schemes you can tap into, so make sure you look them up in the local area.
The great work by our friends at Accessible Beaches means that you can finally dip your toes in the water! Many beaches now have beach mats and chairs so you can enjoy a beach near you. check out their directory for a list of accessible beaches and facilities available across Australia.
If you are in to bushwalking or getting off the beaten track, there are a number of locations that offer trailriders for use. You can find a list of trailriders available in Australia here.
If you are on the West Coast try the Dreamfit equipment library. Whether you are keen to trial some equipment or borrow something to participate in a new activity, they have a great resource with a diverse range of equipment available. Something to note for families, they have a Wike Bike (feature picture) available for hire, that can be shipped anywhere in Australia. According to Wike Bike “The trailer is the perfect solution for larger children anxious to join in on the family cycling fun. It is smooth, stable, and roomy. The canopy of the trailer is fully retractable to allow an easier transfer in and out and with many combinations of optional supports, you can customize to your child’s needs.” It can be used as an offroad stroller or bike trailer. Take note that some of the equipment at Dreamfit is just for trial on their business site.
If you are looking to purchase something, check out the range at over at Push Mobility. For those who have the ability to walk but do need assistance, you might be interested in the latest product in their beach range, the Push Beach Walker. This walker provides stability when walking on sandy beaches, rough terrain and even snow, that normal walkers cannot accommodate. Light weight, portable and ready to go when you are.
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