Whether it is through providing a complex powerchair so the user can be in paid employment or by helping to prescribe the right ankle brace to get someone back on the sports field, we just want to make it happen – and easily too! As a team, we are really proud to be able to support a number of very special organisations that make good things happen in the community.Meet Our Team
Powerchair football is a competitive team sport for people with physical disabilities who use powerchairs for their mobility. The rules are similar to outdoor football with a few modifications. Players include people with quadriplegia, neuromuscular conditions, cerebral palsy, head injury, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.
We are proud to be sponsors of New Zealand Powerchair Football Inc and enjoy following along on their journey and watching them play! How the players control their chairs is just awesome – it’s a fast-paced game that puts players through their paces. Allied Medical has been an avid supporter since 2012. Click here to learn more about the organisation.
The Pacific Health & Mobility Trust provides wheelchairs and mobility equipment to people in the Pacific Islands and New Zealand with a need but not the means or funding assistance to acquire it. Allied Medical donates equipment to the trust to help them with their work. Follow them on Facebook to see what their team is up to.
The Altus Resource Trust works with organisations in the Pacific Islands that provide services for children and adults with disabilities. They have physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, wheelchair technicians and nurses involved in training field workers and health professionals in these organisations when they don’t have the skill base required to work effectively. The Pacific Islands have low populations and specialist services such as therapists who work with people with disabilities are limited. Equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers are rarely available unless donated items have been provided. Allied Medical donates equipment to the Altus Resource Trust along with other assistive technology businesses from New Zealand and Australia. Click here to learn more about the organisation.
As any parent knows, getting young children moving is a critical part of their development. Due to a variety of reasons, some kids are slower to move independently than others and we aim to help these kids out. Go Baby Go provides them with little electric cars that let them race about.
The cars are provided at no cost and the kids are able to use them as long as they need them for. It’s a fantastic programme that is run completely by volunteers in New Zealand and Allied Medical just loves being part of it. The smile on the kids –and the parents’ faces – when they get in their car for the first time is just magic!
To find out more about Go Baby Go visit their website www.gobabygo.org.nz
Kiran is a mum of three and an Occupational Therapist. Kiran has been using Fidgetbum to help her son, Rishan sleep better at night. This is their story.
Mum, Thea and Son, Mackie, share their story, and Mackie's experience with Fidgetbum - and how it helped him to sleep through the night.