Helpful BusinessesHere are some Kiwi Businesses and International Businesses with NZ Offices who provide goods and services for the SCI community
Permobil New Zealand
Permobil is a global leader in advanced medical technology, passionate about better understanding our users’ needs and improving their quality of life through state-of-the-art healthcare solutions. Today, those solutions include power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, power assist, and manual wheelchairs with market leading brands like Permobil Power Wheelchairs, ROHO Seating & Positioning, TiLite Manual Wheelchairs, ADI Backs, SmartDrive Power Assist, Talley Alternating Air Mattresses, Snooooooze 24 hour positioning plus much more. With sales and rental staff New Zealand wide contact us today to find out how we can meet your specific needswww.permobil.co.nz
A1 Wheelchair Services (2007) Ltd
A1 Wheelchair Services are the New Zealand agents of the Magic Mobility range of all-terrain capable power chairs. These chairs have unrivalled ability giving people increased freedom, inclusion, enjoyment & capability. They can be found on building sites, farms, stables, parks, in homes, towns & schools around NZ allowing people to continue to work, join in & live their lives.
For more information visit our website or call the team @ A1 Wheelchairs on 0800 22 22 84.www.a1wheelchairs.co.nz
Abecca Healthcare’s focus is on providing the medical market with the ultimate solution when it comes to the prevention of pressure injuries and reducing the risk of spreading bacteria and infection. We have grown to be a world class leader in the manufacturing of healthcare protection products. Abecca’s mission is to provide unparalleled satisfaction to our customers by engendering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement into the fibre of our organization.www.abeccahealthcare.com/
Ability Adventures are the specialists in accessible holidays throughout New Zealand for disabled travellers. With our expertise in accessible travel, intimate knowledge of New Zealand and our innovative ideas we create holidays to suit each traveller’s circumstances. We arrange accommodation, transport, entry to attractions, support – everything you need with style.
Holiday options include: tailored private guided tours, tailored self-drive holidays, scheduled accessible group tours and easy access Dunedin cruise ship excursions
AbilityDis Consulting – Putting Ability before Disability
AbilityDis Consulting is an accessibility awareness consulting company with a focus on promoting the abilities of disabled people through training and education. Offering tailor-made accessibility awareness programmes.
AbilityDis Consulting also offers Life & Job Coaching. One on one advise for people with disabilities who are wanting to get into the work force or wanting to return to work after an accident.www.facebook.com/AbilityDisConsulting
Our goal at Able Axcess is to make life a little easier for our customers. We manufacture rubber ramps for doors and small steps, made from recycled materials sourced in New Zealand. Available in a wide range of standard shapes and sizes to fit most applications, or custom made to any specifications. Buy from our online web shop and have the ramps delivered to your door.www.ableaxcess.co.nz
adaptdefy® is a media & product development company on a mission to increase freedom for wheelchair users.
They feature the Adaptdefiers™ of the world – people who have not only adapted, but have gone beyond and defied what they & others thought was possible.
Their first innovation The LapStacker™ is the worlds first retractable strap for wheelchairs. Never drop anything from your lap again.
Sign up for upcoming product updates on their website & join them on social for podcasts, videos and stories that adapt and defy!adaptdefy.com
Allied Medical Limited
For wheelchairs, power chairs, children’s and adult’s rehabilitation products and general aids to daily living – think Allied Medical! Our comprehensive product range offers many complementary products – all of the highest standards and specifically selected to meet the needs of New Zealanders.www.alliedmedical.co.nz
Bio Pro NZ Ltd – Urine Odour and Stain Remover
Bio Pro NZ is a New Zealand company that supplies a range of specialty cleaning products from the USA, including Urine Off. Urine Off is an enzyme based cleaner that is designed to break down the source of odours and stains caused by urine and other bodily fluids. Suitable for a wide range of applications including wheelchairs, bedding, mattresses, carpet and much more. Visit our online store to view our full range of natural cleaning solutions.www.biopronz.co.nz
bodyelectric (Wellington) sell and service the Segway PT (Personal Transporter). We also design and manufacture MAX – a cross-terrain powerchair based on the Segway platform.
MAX is not for everyone, but if you meet the criteria, we have a very rewarding and liberating mobility experience for you. Up to 35km per charge. 20kph top speed. Cross terrain ability. Demo machines in Auckland & Wellington 0800 600 155 for details, or visit our website
C1 South Ltd
C1 South is a New Zealand owned company that provides specific seating and wheelchair products and services to meet the needs of many people with a disability nationwide. C1 South is managed by an occupational therapist with over 30 years’ experience who is able to provide expert advice and a genuine understanding of client needs. C1 South provides the latest technology and solutions for improving the quality of life and overall wellbeing for the end user.www.c1south.co.nz
Coloplast Pty Ltd
Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. The more intimate the condition, the greater the requirement to come closer to customers.
Our Continence Care business provides a leading range of modern solutions including brands such as SpeediCath, Self-Cath, EasiCath, Releen, Conveen, Simpla and Peristeen. SpeediCath has been setting the standard of catheter design and performance for almost 15 years.www.coloplast.com.au/Bladder-and-Bowel/consumer/Spinal-Cord-Injury/
Cubro has been enhancing the quality of life for the elderly and disabled with our cost-effective, innovative healthcare equipment solutions for over 30 years. With our industry knowledge and extensive range of equipment, we can provide the latest treatment, rehabilitation and independence/mobility solutions for spinal patients. Our equipment range includes beds and sleep systems, pressure care, toilet, bath and shower equipment, rehabilitation chairs, wheelchairs, ramps, customised seating, patient transfer and handling and much more.www.cubro.co.nz
Euromedical Ltd offers cost competitive, quality European equipment for the rehabilitation and paediatric market, supplying Ministry of Health, ACC, and the aged care sectors.
Our sales representatives combine over 30 years of service in the industry and the experience and knowledge that they offer, when supplying our niche European products, has resulted in very satisfied customers and premium healthcare outcomes.www.euromedical.co.nz
Freedom Mobility is New Zealand’s largest mobility vehicle rental company offering an extensive range of disability modified cars and vans for disabled drivers and transporting disabled passengers. Large enough to have a car or van to suit the requirements of most people, and flexible enough to adapt a mobility vehicle to meet the needs of everyone else. Based in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.
Vehicles include Hand control, Wheelchair hoist, lift and ramp vehicles and Swing out Seats.www.freedommobility.co.nz
Exceptional Care in Your Home
Healthvision is a leading and accredited provider of in-home supports and nursing care in New Zealand, and specialise in supporting clients who have a serious injury or disability.We are committed, flexible and provide a personalised service that helps meet the needs of our clients. Our well-trained staff can offer 24-hour services as needed, and we also provide nursing backup.
Furthermore we can, support and manage the payments to family/whānau who choose to provide care for their loved one.
HealthCare New Zealand
Having a trustworthy support team that genuinely cares is essential to maintain your independence. HealthCare New Zealand has registered health professionals and specially trained support workers in local communities nationwide.
Our team is uniquely skilled in highly complex, serious brain injury and spinal injury support services, and will work with you to help achieve your personal goals, and to live as independently as possible.www.healthcarenz.co.nz/
Hydrate for Health
Hydrate for Health have, for over 10 years, been market leaders in providing solutions to the problem that vulnerable people often have with simply accessing drinks independently. The Hydrant, our multiple award-winning product (including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation) has helped thousands of people stay hydrated both in hospital and in the community.www.hydrateforhealth.co.nz
I Care Medical Group
Icare Medical Group is committed to taking the hospital out of your home.
We have a range of sleep systems that increase independence and client comfort allowing you to live your life better.
Our IC333 bed is the most recommended system for spinal clients in Australasia.www.icaremedicalgroup.co.nz
Luxury Golf and Mobility
At Luxury Golf & Mobility we strive to put you in places that you haven’t been before…
Our Mini Crosser Scooters are custom built in Denmark to suit each individual disability, or impairment.
Whether it be a farm, a beach, a riverbank, or just general off-road use… We can make it simple for you.
We have a joystick option, for a very stable wheelchair alternative, or 4 other throttle variations to suit your needs.
The best in the world…we think so!
Let us bring a scooter to your place for trial/demo…www.minicrossermobility.co.nz
Makingtrax, freedom through adventure. We are a unique company run by the disabled, for the disabled. We give infrastructure to the world of adventure, through information and adaptation. Working with some of Kiwis finest outdoor companies, Makingtrax provides opportunities to any adventures needs. Trax director Jezza himself a tetraplegic has over 20 years in the adventure industry can tailor a trip to any ability. Come make some trax of your own!www.makingtrax.co.nz
Medifab’s mission is ‘Shaping better lives’.
We are a leading New Zealand manufacturer, established in 1990, and in the top health sector of companies selected by the New Zealand government for export development.
- Spex modular wheelchair seating: Adaptable seating for all wheelchair users from basic needs to severely complex asymmetric body contours.
- An equipment range to assist those with postural and physical challenges; including standing frames, wheelchairs, sleep systems and more
Melrose Wheelchairs is a wheelchair manufacturing company that build wheelchairs for long term wheelchair users (ie paraplegics, amputees).
We design and fabricate wheelchairs and accessories from factories based in Christchurch, New Zealand and Fresno, California.
Our custom wheelchairs are made to measure, designed to fit you and to suit the way you move.www.melrosechairs.co.nz
Montec Mobility Limited
Montec Mobility Limited was established to provide and support a quality product specifically designed to improve the quality of life for people with a mobility disability. Montec Mobility provides an individual and personal experience for every client. Due to the Freedom Chair being so unique it is the only product that Montec Mobility supports, and this is because, unlike most other mobility aids, it requires a special focus.www.freedom-chair.nz
Morton and Perry Healthcare Equipment Solutions
Morton & Perry, founded 20 years ago, has representatives throughout NZ to assist you with healthcare equipment, knowledge and support.
Our key solutions include:
- TA – Power Wheelchairs – Safer, lower & faster
- Molift – Smart 150 Hoist – At 24 Kg the lightest portable lifter for home & travel.
- Vicair – Wheelchair seating & back systems – Air cushions, lighter, more comfortable with less maintenance.
- Seatara – Wheelable – Commode showerchair for travel, lighter, fold in seconds.
Natural Mechanics provide wheelchair and seating assessment services to ACC clients in the Auckland region.
Our priority is to work with clients to maximise function and independence. We recognise that no one person is the same and that everyone has a different set of needs. We do manual, power, outdoor and sports wheelchairs, wheelchair skills training, pressure mapping and complex seating assessments.
Introducing ogo, a new take on personal transportation.
Our mission is to revolutionize the area around personal transportation and mobility.
Our team has blended cutting edge electronics and battery technology with an innovative intuitive hands free control system, to introduce a new era in personal transportation and freedom of movement for maximum independence.www.ogotechnology.com
The LowaTowa provides people in wheelchairs with the comfort of a fully functioning, private, mobile bathroom facility.
It has been designed to:
- Temporarily replace in-home bathrooms of those with a permanent disability until their homes can be modified;
- enable those with a temporary disability to move back into their home sooner; and
- provide freedom and comfort to wheelchair users who wish to travel.
Contact us to find out how we can meet your specific needs.www.outbackbathrooms.co.nz
Oyster Accessible Travel New Zealand
Oyster is a comprehensive online booking site and travel guide for people travelling with extra mobility needs in New Zealand.
We provide access information on accommodation, activities, walks and transport. We also have an interactive blog and a review system to create good user feedback. We believe that it is important to be able to make informed decisions before we book. Oyster solves that ‘big unknown’ by asking and researching that needed access information for you.www.oysternz.co.nz
Safelet is a smart and sleek safety alert bracelet, featuring a one-touch ‘SOS’ button to alert friends and family instantly of your location. If you find yourself in need of a helping hand, one simple press of the ‘SOS’ button will alert your network of Guardians, and help will be on its way. A safety net is something we all need from time to time, so that we can do the everyday things without worry. For anyone who wants to remain active and independent, you are safe in the knowledge that your friends and family are always by your side.www.safelet.co.nz
Show Your Ability
New Zealand’s premier annual disability equipment show
On Display are All kinds of equipment for younger and older disabled people and older persons care equipment including:
Wheelchairs – Shower stools – Stairlifts
Powered wheelchairs – Portable ramps
Paediatric seating systems – Walking frames
Mobility Scooters – Hoists – Daily living equipment
Pressure mattresses – Specialised seating – hi/lo beds
Standing Frames – Disability information
Vehicle modifications – Lo rise lifts
Stiltz Home Lifts
The Stiltz Home Lift is ideal for users with spinal injuries who require a wheelchair or walking frame as it can help the individual move from floor to floor in their home independently.
All Stiltz home elevators are self-supporting, do not require hydraulics or supporting walls, and plug straight into a normal domestic power socket. The lifts are safe and easy to use.www.stiltzlifts.co.nz/
Te Arai BioFarma
Te Arai BioFarma is a New Zealand company committed to providing new medical products to improve health.
UroFem (1000mg d-mannose tablets) is a newly ACC funded natural product to maintain a healthy bladder and Urinary Tract (UT). Importantly a large proportion of people with SCI experience Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
UroFem has been clinically researched against common antibiotics. Use UroFem for a healthy bladder and UT while reducing the need for antibiotic use.
UroFem ACC Medical Consumable List code 7004495.
0800 TE ARAI (832 724)www.tearaibiofarma.co.nz
Thompson Lafferty Design Ltd
We design and build the ViMo, an all terrain, lightweight, collapsible, recreational wheelchair that provides increased mobility, access to the outdoors, a sense of independence, and improved quality of life. The ViMo can be attendant propelled or independently driven by electric hub motors. The ViMo is best suited for outdoor recreational use on most terrain, such as urban areas, parks, hiking tracks, rail trails, farms, rivers or beaches.www.vimowheelchair.com
Total Ability brings the latest high quality driving aids to the market through their close alliance with Fadiel Italiana. The range of equipment covers electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems that provide solutions for a broad range of users. Fatigue is reduced, driver competency is improved and safety behind the wheel is increased significantly. Fadiel’s philosophy and 35 years experience in the industry has earned a reputation appreciated on an international level with regards to reliability and quality.www.totalability.com.au
Total Care Mobility Transport
We provide mobility transport to the elderly, mobility impaired and wheelchair-bound residents in the Christchurch and Canterbury community.
With this goal in mind, Total Care Mobility pledges to provide caring, safe, and sensitive assistance to our clients while providing the highest quality and affordable transportation available.
We will have a qualified professional Caregiver on board every trip as part of our service.
Our company will strive to meet these needs by providing the best of training, the highest standards of client sensitivity, quality vehicles designed for the comfort of our passengers.www.totalcaremobility.co.nz
Vestner NZ Ltd
Vestner NZ Ltd specialises in access solutions in both residential and commercial settings and has a range of products including platform lifts, elevators and stair lifts. Designed and manufactured specifically for people with disabilities, Vestner’s lifts are funded by both the Ministry of Health and ACC throughout New Zealand. Lifts can also be found in many commercial situations both in NZ and Australia.
Stair lifts for either indoor or outdoor situations are also available from Vestner NZ Ltd.www.vestner.co.nz
Wheelie Active are adaptive ability personal training specialists. Contact paraplegic founder A.J. to design a personalised fitness program especially for you.
I work all over Auckland and also run classes in both the ASRU and Waitakere College Gym. For details check out the link belowwww.facebook.com/wheelieactive/
Wheelie Unique produces, creative and unique wheelchair fashion accessories aimed at the disabled community. Wheelie Unique aims to enhance the lives of individuals and enable individuals to express their personality through innovative and creative skins. We aim to increase confidence, empower and promote individuality. We offer motorised wheelchair users, the opportunity to personalise their chair and showcase their individuality and personality.www.wheelieunique.nz
WS Medical offer two arm supports developed to help people with limited use of their arms. They are for everyday personal use. They only support the arm, and users make their own movements using the strength they have got left – good for muscles and joints.
The arm supports are:
- Armon Edero– typically mounted on a desk, lightweight, fully mechanical which comes with manual adjustment of tension.
- Armon Elemento – mounted to the user’s wheelchair, electric driven, easily adjustable through controls.
Contact your local therapist to arrange a trial.www.wsmedical.co.nz
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