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Introduction

Some Persons with Mobility Impairments rely on Assistive Devices to do something that they are unable to do without assistance. Some of these Assistive Devices such as Wheelchairs, Hoists, Over Bed Tables, Shower Chairs, Adjustable Beds, Beach Wheelchairs, Pressure Care Mattresses, etc. are available to rent in various provinces in South Africa, from companies & organizations such as Mobility Aids, Pro Mobility, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Knee Scooter. This service that these companies & organizations supply, is very beneficial for persons with Mobility Impairments who's disability is only temporary, they therefore may not want to layout a lot of money to purchase equipment that they may only need for a short period of time. Persons with Mobility Impairments who travel and rely on these various Assistive Devices on a daily basis, also benefit from renting some of these products, as they cannot always transport all the equipment that they need with them. Some airlines such as SAA for example, only transport one Mobility Aid free of charge in addition to your standard baggage allowance. (Visit our Travel Page to find out more.) Transporting all of your Assistive Devices with you while travelling, can therefore work out very expensive and can also be an unnecessary hassle. Read the article below to find out more information about the equipment that is available to rent here in South Africa from companies and organizations such as Mobility Aids, Pro Mobility, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Knee Scooter, as well as companies that provide this service overseas.

Mobility Aids: specializes in providing a good quality service and a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Gauteng and South Africa. Mobility Aids have been serving persons with disabilities since 1995 and carry a wide range of products including Hospital Beds, Mobility Scooters, Pressure Care Mattresses, Walkers, Rollators,Mobility Aids Wheelchairs, Cushions, Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Bathroom Aids, Eating and Dressing Accessories and much more. "We offer a good After Sales Service, and can service and repair your Assistive Devices, we also rent out a variety of products including Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Commodes, Wheelchairs and More. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or are interested in a particular product. Mobility Aids is based in Benoni, at 7 Kei Road, Farrarmere, you can contact us on: 011 849 2810 or 011 425 1095 or email us on: info@mobilityaids.co.za. Alternatively you can visit our web site to view our products at: www.mobilityaids.co.za"

Pro Mobility: Discover a world of freedom and accessibility with Pro Mobility – Your Ultimate Destination for Assisted Living and Mobility Solutions! Our holistic approach is driven by a genuine passion to enhance the quality of life for individuals facing mobility and agility challenges. At Pro Mobility, we go beyond just providing products; we offer a personalized experience, understanding the unique needs of each client.

 Why Choose Pro Mobility? Pro Mobility

  • Leading-Edge Solutions: Experience the latest in mobility and accessibility solutions curated for your needs.
  • First-Class Service: Our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-notch service and unwavering support.
  • Authorized Agents: Proud partners with Autochair and Ardoo Products in South Africa, ensuring you get the best in the market.

Explore our extensive range of products and services: Pro mobility provides an extensive range of products and services, including Wheelchairs; Walking Aids; Hoists, Lifts, Ramps, and Transferring Aids; Bathroom and Mobility Aids; Pressure Care Products; Paediatric Equipment; Vehicle Adaptations and Equipment and much more!

 Services Offered includes: Seating Assessments, Servicing, and Repairs: Pro Mobility not only provides quality products but also ensures that they are prescribed, serviced, and repaired with expertise.

Visit Our Showroom: Discover a welcoming, wheelchair-friendly space at our showroom in Gillitts. Experience firsthand how our products seamlessly integrate into your home. With ample parking and easy accessibility, our showroom is designed with your convenience in mind.

Connect with Pro Mobility: Visit our website at www.pro-mobility.co.za for a virtual tour of our offerings. For inquiries, reach out to us at 031-266 6421 or email: mobility@pro-mobility.co.za. Better yet, visit us at 17 Hamilton Crescent, Gillitts, 3610, and witness the freedom we bring to your life.

Elevate your mobility, enhance your lifestyle – choose Pro Mobility!

Knee Scooter South Africa: was started by Linda Gawronsky in 2016 after her brother had extensive foot surgery and couldn’t use crutches so looked around for an alternative that was easy to use, that allowed for freedom of movement and was easy to transport.Knee Scooter Rental

After extensive research he found the knee scooter which changed his life. He could move about with ease post- operatively allowing his foot to be completely non-weight bearing which was crucial to his recovery.  This was by far the best walking aid on the market and gave him the ability to be hands free and mobile, giving him independence and the ability to get back to work.

Initially Linda brought in a few basic scooters and the uptake was immediate. “I have now extended the range to include the Classic, Go Hybrid and All Terrain kneerover scooters offering the most innovative Knee Scooters available to suit different lifestyles and budgets.” Knee Scooter also currently provides various other post-op products to help make your life easier, this includes Gutter Cushions and Waterproof Cast Covers.

“Coming from a nursing and dancing background, I am passionate about giving you the Freedom to Move during your recovery period and committed to providing innovative and affordable mobility solutions to get you moving as soon as possible after injury or surgery and for the duration of your recovery – free to go about your busy, active life – and have a little fun doing it! It’s all about leaving the painful crutches behind and giving you the Freedom to Move.”

Based in Cape Town with a depot in Johannesburg, we courier nationwide and will arrange door to door delivery / collection of your Knee Scooter. All courier fees will be for your own cost.

Please feel free to contact Linda for more information on cell 082 778 8857; email info@kneescooter.co.za, or Daniella in Johannesburg on Cell: 079 363 3330; email: jhb@kneescooter.co.za. You can also visit the website at:  www.kneescooter.co.za

Solutions Medical: Solutions Medical manufactures and distributes rehabilitation equipment to both the Industry and end user. We supply Solutions for caring for a patient at home, as well as a wide variety of other products, which are available to rent or to buy. These products include but are not limited to Motorized and Manual Wheelchairs; Bathroom Aids; Hoists and Slings;Solutions Medical Pediatric Equipment; Rehabilitation Equipment; Pressure Care and Seating Products; Scooters; Walking Aids; Ramps, etc.

We offer high-quality products and a great service, our mission is to exceed all of our customers' needs, which is one of the big reasons that almost all of our customers come back to us. We also do home visits to assess the client’s needs, including problems accessing the bathroom or advising what aged care products would suite the one you care for.

Please feel free to contact us on Tel: (021) 592 3370, WhatsApp: 065 277 6701; via Email: sales@wheelchairs.co.za, or visit our website or Facebook page: www.wheelchairs.co.za or www.facebook.com/www.wheelchairs.co.za. Alternatively you can come and visit us at our Head office and showroom to see for yourself what we have to offer. We are situated in Cape Town at 69 Stewart Street, Stewart Industrial Park, Townsend Estate, Goodwood, Western Cape, South Africa, 7460.

Be Able Solutions: At Be Able Solutions, we are dedicated to simplifying life for individuals facing mobility challenges by providing a comprehensive range of products and solutions that prioritize independence, dignity, and comfort. Our mission is to assist you in making informed decisions that suit your needs. Our team is committed to offering personalized consultations to streamline your decision-making process.be - Able Solutions

Located in Cape Town, Be Able Solutions offers nationwide delivery for your convenience, our Offerings include:

One-Stop Shopping Experience: Visit our store in Plumstead for a hassle-free shopping experience. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to assist you.

Assisted Living Products: Enhance your daily activities with our range of daily living aids, designed to improve convenience and enjoyment. Whether for home or garden, we offer a diverse selection of high-quality products. If you can't find what you're looking for, we'll endeavor to source it for you.

Mobility Products: Don't let mobility issues slow you down. From wheelchairs to walkers and crutches, Be Able Solutions has everything you need to maintain your mobility. Our commitment to providing impartial advice ensures that you find the perfect wheelchair to suit your requirements.

Product Rentals: For temporary needs or budget constraints, we provide a variety of equipment available for rent. Whether it's for recovery, a holiday, or simply to try out, we offer flexible rental options, including long-term and short-term arrangements. Product Rentals list and prices.

Home and Personal Care: Adapting to change is easier with the right products. Our extensive range caters to various needs, promoting independence and comfort. Whether it's beds, handles, hoists, standing frames, or rails, we specialize in finding the ideal solutions for you.

Pressure Care: For extended periods spent in bed or a wheelchair, we offer specialized solutions to prevent pressure sores and discomfort. Our selection includes leading brands such as Roho, Jay, and Matrix, along with customizable options like alternating air mattresses and medical sheepskin.

Maintenance/Repairs: Equipment malfunctions happen but Be Able Solutions has you covered. Our team can repair most equipment efficiently, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine.

Experience the Be Able Solutions difference – where your mobility and comfort are our top priorities. Contact be-Able Solutions on: Tel: +27 21 111 0980, Cell: +27 (0) 66 233 8871, or Email: info@beablesolutions.co.za, or visit our website at: www.beablesolutions.co.za, or visit our shop at: Shop 8, The Village Square, cor. Main & Southfield Road, Plumstead, 7800, Cape Town.

Tips On Travelling With Assistive Devices

Travellers with Mobility Impairments who use Wheelchairs or Scooters, may also need to travel with additional equipment that they require on a daily basis, such as Hoists, Commodes, Adjustable Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, etc. Some of these Assistive Devices are too big to lug around with you when travelling but are available to rent in South Africa from companies such as Mobility Aids, Knee Scooter, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions, Pro Mobility and QASA, alternatively there are also some foldable compact equipment that is ideal to use when travelling, (Contact Us for more information.) Persons with Mobility Impairments who don't regularly travel can benefit from various Blogs, Web Sites, Facebook Pages or Twitter Feeds, which we have been put together by experienced travellers to assist you when hiring equipment or travelling with equipment in South Africa or in other countries around the world. Click on the links below to find out more information about travelling with equipment and Assistive Devices:

International Equipment Hire Companies

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are going to be travelling outside of South Africa may also need to rent Assistive Devices in various countries around the world. Click on the links below to find various companies which are recommended, that supply this service in a country that you will be travelling to:

Equipment for Hire In South Africa

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are looking to rent equipment in South Africa such as Wheelchairs, Scooters, Hoists, Shower Chairs, Adjustable Beds, Beach Wheelchairs and Pressure Care Mattresses, can contact companies & organizations such as Mobility Aids, Knee Scooter, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility,to see what equipment is available to rent, or read the article below to find out more.

Accessories

Some persons with Mobility Impairments require Accessories to assist them on a daily basis. Some of these Accessories such as Overbed Tables, Cot Sides, Gutter Cushions and Bed Cradels are available to buy from Companies such as Pro Mobility, Knee Scooter, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Mobility Aids who can also rent them out.

Overbed Tables

Overbed Tables make many aspects of home and hospital care convenient for those who spend prolonged periods of time in bed, activities such as reading, eating or writing can become easier as the users can push the Overbed Table in front of them and can tilt it to multiple positions. Overbed Tables can also be used to place medications within easy reach. These products are available to rent from companies such as be-Able Solutions, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility who rents out the following Overbed Tables:Overbed Table

Overbed Table: Various types of Overbed Tables are available, including the Twin Top Overbed Table (pictured right), which has a multiple tilt mechanism which is easily adjusted. This Overbed Table also has an adjustable height setting and is made of durable wood-grain melamine laminate which is easy to wipe clean. It is also equipped with one movable surface and one static surface. The additional , non-movable, surface serves an ideal spot for medications and drinks and a raised edge keeps books and papers securely on the tabletop, it is a handy precaution for spillages and unwanted wastage’s whilst tilting the table.

These and other Overbed Tables are available to rent from Companies such as be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical you can contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Alternatively visit our "Accessories Page - Overbed Tables" to find out what types of Accessories and Overbed Tables are available to purchase in South Africa.

Cot Sides, Gutter Cushions & Bed Cradels

Bed Cradels

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Cot Sides, Gutter Cushions and Bed Cradels are three Accessories that are also used in the Bedroom which are available to rent here in South Africa. Cot Sides are designed to stop people from falling out of bed when unattended, while Gutter Cushions and Bed Cradle protect the leg post operation. The Bed Cradle is a frame placed over the body of a patient in bed for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming into contact with the blankets. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more of the limbs. While Gutter Cushions elevate the leg for the prevention and management of heel pressure ulcers, and post operative orthopaedic and venous surgery. Companies such as Knee Scooter, Solutions Medical and Mobility Aids stock the following types of these Accessories which they rent out:

Cot Sides: Cot Sides (pictured right) are available in aluminium frames which can be adjusted for height. These cot sides are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids in single and double bed versions. Contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Gutter Cushions

Image Courtesy of Knee Scooter

Knee Scooter - Gutter Cushions: Gutter Cushions from Knee Scooter, (pictured right) elevate the leg for the prevention and management of heel pressure ulcers, and post operative orthopaedic and venous surgery. The cushion supports the leg and suspends the ankle and heel to create a pressure free environment and optimize healing. The Scalloped and angled shape alleviates pressure to the calf area for optimal blood flow, while the U-shape heel cavity allows the heel to float while gently cushioning the Achilles. These Gutter Cushions pictured right are available to rent from companies such as Knee Scooters and are an ideal solution to elevate the leg post-operatively, while offering support and stability, please contact Knee Scooter to find out more or to receive a quote.

Bed Cradels: Bed Cradles keep the blanket off your limb after an operation & are available in 2 sizes (single and double bed) versions to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids and Solutions Medical, contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Bed & Bedroom Accessories" to find out what types of Bed and Bedroom Accessories are available to purchase in South Africa, or Contact Us if you have any questions.

Bathroom Aids

The Elderly and persons with Mobility Impairments who use equipment such as wheelchairs, often have difficulty completing daily tasks, such as bathing, showering or using the toilet. Bathroom Aids are purposefully designed to give extra assistance in the bathroom to those who need it, this includes the elderly who may be unsteady on their feet, or those who use wheelchairs and require a Bath Lift, Commode, Shower Chair, etc. There are a wide variety of different types of these Bathroom Aids which are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, this equipment includes both Shower and Toilet Aids and Bath Aids.

Showering & Toilet Aids

Showering & Toilet Aids include products such as Shower Benches, Seats & Chairs, as well as Toilet Seat Raisers and Commodes or Shower Chairs which are ideal for the elderly and those persons with Mobility Impairments. There are a variety of different types of this equipment which is available to rent from various companies in South Africa such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility whoToilet Seat Raisers offer different packages, options and products such as:

Toilet Seat Raisers: Toilet Seat Raisers (pictured right) are made of unbreakable polyethylene, it raises the toilet seat height by 5”  and fits standard size toilets. It is strong, portable and has adjustable brackets, so easily attaches to the toilet pan. No assembly is required & it is easy-to-clean, it has a weight capacity 112 kg. These and other products are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Basic and Folding Commodes: Commodes are generally made from high tensile, epoxy coated, mild steel and have a conventional toilet seat, removable armrests and pan with a waterproof polyurethane seat and an epoxy powder coating steel frame. These and other Commodes are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Taxi Commode: The Taxi Commode has 4 medium size castor wheels making it easy to push anywhere that it is required. It has a strong rigid framework with swing down or height adjustable armrests with swing away, removable & height adjustable footrests & a removable backrest for easy transport. It also includes a removable bucket with lid, 4 castor wheels & 2 castor wheels with locks/brakes & a quality PU seat - Chrome. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Shower and Toilet Aids are available to rent from be-Able SolutionsMobility Aids, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Bathroom Aids - Showering Aids" page to find out what types of Showering Aids are available to buy in South Africa.

Bathing Aids

The elderly or some persons with Mobility Impairments who prefer to bath may need some assistance or support to get into or out of the bath, they can benefit from a variety of equipment such as Bath Benches, Bath Boards, Bath Swivel Seats and Bath Chairs, to assist them to make the bath comfortable, keep you from slipping in the bath & to assist you to get out of the bath safely. These Bathing Aids are available to rent from various companies in South Africa and include various makes and styles of products such as:

Bath Chairs:

Using a Bath Chair helps to increase safety by decreasing the chance of you falling by providing a secure area in a slippery bath. Bath chairs are especially useful for those that are in wheelchairs, the elderly, or anyone who finds excessive movement painful or difficult. Bath Chairs are available to rent in South Africa & include products such as:

Swivel Bath Seat: The Bath Seat has the ability to fit a wide range of different bath tubs and is easily removable in seconds, it promotes a great sense of independence in the bathroom and offers great stability and comfort to its users. The Swivel Bath Chair Specifications include a Stainless steel frame and Plastic seat with Drainage holes and a 360 degree swivel chair with Locking mechanism. No fittings are required and it fits most bath tubs and has rubber ends which prevent slipping and Arm rests which provide stability and support. Contact be-Able Solutions to find out more about this product and rental price.

Bath Lifts:

Some persons with Mobility Impairments may require a Bath Lift to get in and out of the bath. There are a variety of different types of these Bath Lifts which are available to rent for persons with Mobility Impairments, these products include Bath Lifts such as:Bellavita Bath Lift

The Bellavita Powered Bath Chair Seat Lift: The Bellavita (pictured right) weighs only 20.5 pounds and is excellent for standard or deeper model bath tubs. The comfortable padded backrest can recline up to 50 degrees at the seat’s lowest position. The water tight hand control floats in water, making it easy to access the control buttons while bathing. The two-piece construction makes this lift easy to assemble and disassemble for transport, the back also folds for space-saving storage. The washable hygienic covers are available in white, blue or grey, and the hygienic cutaway and slim-line profile make handling a cinch. This product comes standard with four quick-release suction cups providing an anti-slip base for added safety and security. In addition to all the special features, the lift includes several additional options for your convenience. An option for two additional suction cups offers the potential for even further security and headrest for additional comfort. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical and be-Able Solutions, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Bath Aids are also available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other equipment, Options or Packages they can supply, or visit our "Bathroom Aids - Bathing Aids" page to find out what types of Bath Aids are available to purchase in South Africa.

Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids

Most persons with Mobility impairments who use wheelchairs may need the assistance of equipment such as Hoists to help them to complete transfers of different types, there are a wide variety of Assistive Devices, categorized under "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids", which can assist you with this, some of these products are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:

Patient Lifting Pole to Rent

The Patient Lifting Pole is sometimes referred to as a "Monkey Pole" & can assist patients in rising from a seated or lying position, it can also aid in re-positioning in bed for people with immobile lower limbs. Their are a variety of different types of this equipment which is available to rent in South Africa, including:

Patient Lifting Pole: The strong metal frame has a wide base section for stability and to provide a confident user experience. It is mounted on 2x 75mm Swivel Castors and 2x 75mm Locking Castors. The adjustable chain and handle made from mild Steel & is epoxy powder coated with round tubing which is ideal for easy moving to other beds. These Patient Lifting Poles are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Hoists to Rent

Hoists are available in various types, styles and sizes and are extremely useful to assist in transferring patients who need assistance to get from bed to Wheelchair, Commode, etc & visa versa. Some of these types of Hoists which are available to purchase in South Africa are also available to rent in South Africa, from companies such as Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:Samsoft 150 Patient Lifter Hire

CE Hydraulic Hoist: The CE Hydraulic Hoist from Mobility Aids offers an economical option for safe, reliable patient lifting and transferring. Supplied with a standard sling and spreader bar, the mechanism is operated with a hydraulic system designed to assist with heavy lifting. It safely lifts to a maximum user weight of 150kg & we also have wide variety of slings which allow maximum comfort for the user. The base on 4 wheels allows the hoist to be moved and used in different rooms, the brakes on 2 wheels are easy to apply and release. It has a removable mast and boom for disassembly and transport, the base spreading adjustment handle spreads the base legs for maximum stability, it has 5 settings. These Hoists are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Samsoft 150 Patient Lifter Hire: The Samsoft Mini’s compact design (pictured right) enables it to be manoeuvred easily in small spaces and through doorways. This folding hoist can be vertically stored away when not in use or taken with you on travels. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product and the packages and prices.

These and various other Hoists are available to rent from Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility contact them find out what other Equipment, Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" page to find out what types of "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" are available to purchase in South Africa.

Ramps

There are various types of Ramps that are available to rent in South Africa which are manufactured out of metal and can be used in the vehicle or home and can be removed when no longer necessary. They are available to rent from various companies in South Africa, including: Pro Mobility, Solutions Medical and be-Able Solutions and include products such as:

Telescopic Ramp: These folding telescopic ramps (pictured above right) are available in long lengths to enable use in a range of different environments. The ramp has a minimum length of 116cm and a maximum length of 202cm. They each weigh 5.6kg and can take a maximum Load of 150kg, with Int Width of 19cm and Rec. maximum height of 40cm. These Shower Stools are available to purchase from companies such as Pro Mobility and Shoprider, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

IRP200 IRP Ramps: The IRP is a portable ramp that folds length-wise. It provides a complete traction surface for electric wheelchairs, three-wheeled scooters, etc. This ramp is very lightweight and is made from very durable materials that can support heavy loads. It has a length of 200cm; Width of: 78cm; Internal Width of: 76cm and a Width/Thickness Folded of: 41.5cm/5.5cm. The Weight of these ramps is 14.7kg and it has a maximum load capacity of: 350kg and a Rec. Max Height of: 40cm. These Ramps are available to purchase from companies such as Shoprider and Pro Mobility, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Aluminium Ramp: (Pictured right), is designed to bridge the gap over steps, curbs and rise landing, the single fold makes it ideal for scooters and all wheelchair types, it folds in half to be carried like a suitcase, the compact size makes it ideal for easy storage. It has a high strength light weight aluminium construction and extruded non skid driving surface and will operate up to a 30 degree slope safely, with a weight carrying capacity of 250 Kg, a Length of 1,49 m, the Width opens to 73 cm and the Width folded is 37 cm. It has a weight of 12,5 kg and is available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Sheer Mobility and Pro Mobility, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other Wheelchair Ramps which are available for use in Vehicles and Homes and are available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell Technologies, Shoprider, ShonaquipSE, Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility. These Ramps come in a variety of different types, including:

Visit our Wheelchair Ramps for Vehicles section to find out more about these Ramps that can be used to get in and out of your vehicle or up and down steps in your home, or Contact Us if you require any further assistance.

Mobility Aids

A Mobility Aid is an Assistive Device which is designed to assist persons with Mobility Impairments to improve their mobility. There are a wide variety of different types of these products which are available to purchase in South Africa and includes products such as Crutches, Walkers, Strollers, Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs. Some of these Mobility Aids are also available to rent from companies, such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, these products include:

Crutches

CrutchesA Crutch or Crutches transmits loads to the ground through a shaft, but has contact with the arm, at the hand and either below the elbow or below the armpit. This allows significantly greater loads to be exerted through a Crutch in comparison with a Cane. Crutches can be made from wood or metal and are available to purchase in a variety of different types & styles in South Africa, including the Underarm or Axillary Crutches and the Forearm Crutch. Some of these types of Crutches are also available to rent here in South Africa including the following products:

Crutches: High quality, affordable Crutches which are manufactured entirely in South Africa are available to rent from various companies. These Crutches are fully adjustable & have 10 settings, an integrated soft grip handle and a new design adjustment clip. These Crutches are made of high tensile steel which is stronger and lighter than aluminium, they are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, Pro Mobility, be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

If you prefer to purchase Crutches, visit our "Walking Aids - Crutches" page to find out what types of Crutches are available to purchase in South Africa.

Children's Crutches: There are also various types of Pediatric Crutches which are manufactured for Children of different ages which are also available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids. These Crutches are fully adjustable & have various settings & are also available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

If you prefer to purchase Pediatric Crutches, visit our "Pediatric Equipment - Pediatric Crutches" page to find out what types of Crutches are available to purchase in South Africa.

Walkers and Rollators

A Walker is the most stable Walking Aid and consists of a freestanding metal framework with three or more points of contact which the user places in front of them and then grips during movement. The points of contact may be either fixed rubber ferrules or wheels, or a combination of both. Wheeled Walkers are also known as Rollators and may include three or four wheels and some may include a breaking system. A variety of these different types of Walkers and Rollators are available to purchase in South Africa & some of these products are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:

Four Wheeled Walkers and Rollators:

4 Wheel Rollator For Hire: This Rollator is ideal for providing support when you are out and about, it is one of the most versatile walkers around and is height adjustable to suit most individuals. The handles are height adjustable and the frame can be folded flat for storage or transportation. It has an Aluminium Frame which is liquid coated and includes a PVC padded seat with 8″ Solid castors and a weight capacity of 100 kg. Please contact Solutions Medical to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Three Wheeled Walkers and Rollators:3 Wheel Walker

3 Wheel Walker: This 3 Wheel Walker (pictured right) has 3 heavy-duty wheels, a Steel foldable frame, which is compact and is easy to manoeuvre with the crucial support needed while walking. It has a weight of 7.5 kg and is Height adjustable. The standard model comes with Cable brakes, a convenient front shopping basket and a tray, it has a weight capacity of 95 kg. These 3 Wheel Walkers are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Two Wheeled Walkers:

2 Legged Pulpit Walkers: This Lightweight, foldable, aluminium Pulpit Walker provides a stable support for walking when more security is required than crutches. These Walkers include a secure, easy to operate clip that prevents accidental folding while in use. The front wheels allow you to move the walker without lifting it & the solid feet at the rear prevent the walker from rolling once weight is applied to the walker. This Walker is Height adjustable: 79cm – 96cm, with a width of 45cm (inside handles) and a maximum user weight of 120kg. These products are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Walkers With No Wheels:Zimmer Frame Walker

4 Legged Pulpit Walker: This lightweight, foldable, Aluminium Walker provides a stable support for walking when more security is required than crutches. It's height is adjustable and it has a maximum user weight of 120kg. It is secure but easy to operate and has a clip that prevents it from accidental folding while in use. These 4 Legged Pulpit Walkers, (Pictured on the right) are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including  Mobility Aids and Solutions Medical, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Walkers & Rollators are available to rent from Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Walking Aids - Walkers & Rollaters" page to find out what Walkers and Rollators are available to purchase in South Africa.

Knee Walkers/ Knee Scooters

The Knee Scooter, also known as a Knee Walker, is a mobility device designed to maximize mobility during your recovery from foot injury, ankle injury or surgery, thereby allowing reduced assisted living whilst recovering. Knee Scooters provide mobility to people with sprained ankles, ankle, foot or heel fractures, broken bones, lower limb surgery, ruptured achilles tendons, bunions, gout, lower limb amputations and diabetes, providing strength and comfort to anyone who may have an injury below the knee. It allows even distribution of body weight by supporting half of the weight on the walker and the other half on the good leg. The scooter has a knee pad to support both the injured leg and ankle to make certain that no weight will be placed on the lower leg. It is designed for easy steering and manoeuvrability and folds for easy storage and transport. This allows for patients to return to work much sooner as they are more mobile.

The Knee Scooter is a much safer alternative to crutches providing a comfortable, highly portable and manoeuvrable mode of transportation with stability and energy efficiency over a small footprint. It greatly improves the quality of life by giving the patient more mobility, stability and comfort with less effort allowing the patient to get up and around and back to a near normal life-style. It therefore helps to keep you active when lower limb conditions prevent weight bearing. Unlike crutches and wheelchairs (which limit the use of your hands), Knee Scooters free up your hands and make it easier to get around with your good leg thereby minimizing the chances that you’ll re-injure your foot or ankle.KneeRover Quad

Various types of these Knee Scooters are available to rent from companies around South Africa such as Mobility Aids, Knee Scooter, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, who sell some of the following products:

Knee Scooter - The KneeRover®QUAD: The KneeRover®QUAD (pictured above right) is the Next Generation knee walker, providing the ultimate in comfort, stability and all terrain freedom. Equipped with an industry first – FOUR 12″ air filled tires, the KneeRover®QUAD is perfect for navigating any terrain with ease.

It includes a Basket and is ideal for individuals recovering from injury or surgery to the foot or lower leg as well as below the knee amputees. The KneeRover® QUAD is an excellent alternative to crutches and offers the most versatility among knee walkers. It provides maximum stability and control when maneuvering - this steerable knee walker offers an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism and a proven drum braking system. It has a fully adjustable knee platform and handle bars, the handle bars include a premium easy folding mechanism for simple transport and storage. The KneeRover®QUAD is a lightweight yet heavy duty frame which offers unprecedented strength and stability for a knee scooter, it offers a 150kg weight capacity and is recommended for individuals with heights 5′ – 6’4″. The KneeRover®QUAD is available to rent from companies such as Knee Scooter and is an ideal solution for persons recovering from leg operations or injuries requiring extra stability from a Scooter. Please contact Knee Scooter to find out more or to receive a quote.GO HYBRID

The All Terrain Go HYBRID: The All Terrain Go HYBRID knee walker (pictured above right) is designed for the person on the go that won't let an ankle or foot injury slow them down. It is perfect for commuters, travellers, or people that need a compact and portable mobility device to navigate their busy life. It includes a basket and all terrain front tires which enables this compact knee Walker to navigate a wide range of terrains. It folds in seconds for easy transport if you need to commute in a taxi or bus; are traveling by plane; have a small car or want to store your knee walker under your desk. The GO HYBRID is light weight and portable and only weighs 9 Kg while the front axle and center frame are designed to fold the knee walker into the most compact size possible. It also has fully adjustable handlebars and knee platform, this lightweight yet sturdy knee walker offers a robust 130kg weight capacity and is recommended for individuals with heights 5′ to 6’4″. Please contact Knee Scooter to find out more or to receive a quote.

Knee Walker: The Knee walker (pictured right) can be steered for increased manoeuvrability. It is ideal for persons recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputation, and ulcers of the foot. The new foldable steering column allows for easy storage, it has a deluxe dual-braking system & the sturdy dual frame adds stability and durability while the Leg Pad with "channel" provides added stability and comfort. The TillerKnee Walker can be easily folded for storage and transportation and the Tool-free height adjustment of the seat and handle makes it easy to fold, transport and store. The 8" casters are ideal for indoor or outdoor use and the silver vein finish is easy to maintain. The product weight is 8.8kg and the handle has a maximum height of 37.5" and a minimum handle height of 33". The overall product height is 33" with an overall product length is 32" and it has a width of 17". This product has a weight capacity of 136kg and is available in black and is made from Aluminium. It also has a Pad height of 17.5"-21.5"; Pad length of 14.25" and Pad of width of 7.25". These and other Knee Walkers are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

If you cannot find a Knee Scooter above that you are looking for, please contact the following companies who have a variety of models and size available to rent: Knee Scooter, Mobility Aids, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility.

Scooters

Spitfire ScoutA Mobility Scooter allows a user with normal balance and foot, knee or hip conditions to unload their lower extremities. Scooters substitute for walking by providing a wheeled device on which the user sits, they are electrically powered and are useful for persons without the stamina to walk longer distances but who are still able to stand & walk a few steps, sit upright without torso support, & have use of their arms & can control the steering. Scooters are available in a variety of models and sizes and are available to rent from companies, such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility, who rent Scooters such as:

Elite Travel Scooter

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i-GO Compact 4: The i-GO Compact 4 Scooter from Mobility Aids is a 4 wheeled Scooter that is very stable especially if you need to do some outdoor traveling, it is compact & transportable but has greater leg room than you would expect from a smaller Scooter. It has 5 cm ground clearance (centre deck) & 3.8 cm ground clearance (motor). It also has a 123.1 cm turning radius & an electronic speed control with electro mechanical brakes. It has 2 x 12volt 20 A/h deep cycle batteries with a length of 106.6 cm, width of 54.6 cm & height of 55.8 - 60.9 cm (seat height adjustable). This Scooter is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Elite travel scooter: The Elite travel scooter (pictured above right) is one of the most compact high quality scooters in the world today, it folds up and disassembles into 3 compact pieces that easily pack for easy storage into small spaces or transport into a small vehicle in one quick move or fits into the luggage space of most medium to compact sedan vehicles. This product is available to purchase and rent from companies such as Solutions Medical, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Scooters are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical and Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Scooters & Shopriders" page to find out what types of Scooters are available to purchase in South Africa.

Manual Wheelchairs

Cruiser Manual Wheelchair

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Persons with Mobility Impairments who are travelling or who's Mobility Impairment is only temporary can hire a variety of different types of equipment in South Africa as they need it, this includes various types of Manual Wheelchairs which are available to rent from various companies in South Africa, including Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility. Some of these companies offer different packages & types of Wheelchairs, with different Features & Specifications, this includes:

Cruiser Manual Wheelchair: This Cruiser Manual Wheelchair (pictured right) is available to rent in various sizes to rent from 16" to 20", it includes removable armrests & removable, height adjustable footrests. This Wheelchair is also foldable & has quick release Mag wheels & 8 x 1" or 8 x 2" solid front castors. The puncture proof tyres are standard with the padded, durable upholstery. These Manual Wheelchairs have a weight capacity of 120kg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the cost.

Invacare Action 1 Manual Wheelchair: The Action 1 is a steel Manual Wheelchair, which is simple & robust. It is available in sizes 16”-20”  (40cm – 50cm) & has Q/R solid rear spoke wheels, a folding frame, flip back arm rest & swing away footrest. It has a loading weight of 16.5kg (with wheels) & 10.5kg (without wheels) & also includes 8” castors & fold down brake levers. These Manual Wheelchairs have a weight capacity of 127kg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the price.

Standard Wheelchair: This Entry level Wheelchair for hire option, serves everyday basic needs with regards to a wheelchair. Specifications include a Black powder coated foldable frame & black nylon upholstery, with a seat width of 18” 45 cm and a weight capacity of 100 kg. The weight of the unit is 17.4 kg and it includes fixed foot rests, full length armrests, solid 200*25 front castors & Solid 24” grey rear wheels. These and other Manual Wheelchairs are available to rent from companies such as be-Able Solutions and Solutions Medical, contact them find out more about this option, including the price.

These and other Manual Wheelchairs are available to rent from companies such as Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Mobility Aids, contact them find out about these & other options, or contact Pro Mobility to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Manual Wheelchairs" page to find out what types of Manual Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa.

Motorized Wheelchairs

Karma KP 10

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Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs which are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, are sturdy enough to be used outdoors but light enough to be folded and transported in the boot a a car. These Wheelchairs are ideal for traveling & are available to rent in South Africa from various companies including Mobility Aids and Solutions Medical, who rent out some of the following Motorized  or Power Wheelchairs:

KP10.3 Traveler Power wheelchair: The KP10.3 has full power drive motors like a std power wheelchair, but is designed to fold up in a very special way. The powerful base also ensures great outdoor performance. The concept behind the design of the “ KP10 Traveler” was to make it is as light as possible and convenient to transport. The patent S-Ergo system promotes pressure redistribution, reduces downward sliding and helps maintain good posture. The ” Ergo Traveler” can be taken apart quickly and easy into three easy to handle components. The heaviest part weighs just 24kg. The quick release battery box has a convenient charging point built into it, which allows the batteries to be charged away from the power chair. The all Aluminium frame makes the chair light on power and easy to lift into a car. A very high quality wheelchair, made for traveling, this chair has full power motors, not scaled down motors as usually found in compact chairs. Disassembles in two easy moves, making the chair lighter and more compacts to transport. The Chair fits into most medium to even small sized sedans. These Motorized Wheelchairs have a user weight capacity of 1ookg & are available to rent from companies such as Solutions Medical, contact them to find out more, including the cost.

CE Power Wheelchair

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CE Power Wheelchair: The CE Power Wheelchair (pictured right) is manufactured with the latest and most reliable technology in their motors, control boxes, joysticks and batteries. Made to measure in a variety of sizes, specifications and colours, the CE Power Wheelchair comes standard with a tension adjustable backrest, adjustable and removable armrests and footrests & is foldable when dismantled. The CE Power Wheelchair has two 36 Amp/hour sealed lead acid batteries with a maximum gradient of 15 degrees & a maximum speed of 7.2 km/hour. These Motorized Wheelchairs have a user weight capacity of 1ookg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the cost.

These and other Motorized Wheelchairs are available to rent from Solutions Medical and Mobility Aids, contact them find out about their other options, or contact Pro Mobility to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Motorized Wheelchairs" page to find out what types of Motorized Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa.

Pressure Care Products

Pressure Care is an important area in all aspects of Health Care, especially for the elderly, bedridden or those persons with Mobility Impairments. Bed sores or pressure sores, are not only uncomfortable for patients, but can ultimately end up costing a great deal of money, time and effort to heal. There are a wide range of Pressure Care Products which are available that can prevent or reduce the risk of these pressure sores from occurring, this includes products such as: Adjustable Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, Cushions and Backrests. Some of these products such as Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds and Pressure Care Mattresses are available to rent in South Africa from companies, such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility.

Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds

Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds have a great deal to offer people who are frequently in and out of hospitals, have limited mobility, or require assistance with Bed Bathing, Turning, Pressure Relief and getting in and out of bed. These Beds offer3 Section Crank Bed adjustability for the head and feet as well as the ability to raise or lower the bed for easier transfers. Some of these Adjustable Beds are available to rent in South Africa from various companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be- Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, these companies  offer different types of Beds with different Features & Specifications, such as:

Manual or Hydraulic Hospital Beds:

Crank Hospital Bed: Has a 4 Split Lying Surface and 4 Lockable Castors, it is Hi-Low (Height Adjustable) & is Manually Adjustable for the backrest, legs & height, with Side Rails and optional Lifting Pole. These Beds are available to rent from companies such as be-Able Solution, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

A-6-1 Hydraulic Hospital Bed

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A-6-1 Hydraulic Hospital Bed: (Pictured right), has 3 adjustable functions with folding sides and removable parts. This bed includes a head & foot board, winding backrest, winding knee section, folding bed sides and removable head and foot ends. The Bed height with no mattress is 400 to 750 mm, with estimated dimensions of 2200 x 1100 x 510 mm. These Hospital Beds are available from various companies around South Africa including companies such as Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Electrical Hospital Bed:

Electric Bed FS3230W: This 3 function Electric Hospital Bed is ideal for Home care, Frail care & Clinics, it comes with a battery backup, Aluminum folding sides, Steel epoxy coated bed frame with rubber brake castors & an electric backrest and knee section. It also includes an Overbed Lifting pole and handle & has a maximum safe working load of 172 kg. These Hospital Beds are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Electric Medical Bed: This Adjustable Bed is easy handling and has a low weight, it is height adjustable  ± 40 to 80 cm and has a 4 Section Lying Surface with a homely feel and wooden finishes. It is German Quality at European Standards and has an Electrically adjustable Backrest, Legs  and Height. It meets all the standards of a Hospital Bed, the Executive Package has ideally met the need for superior care in the comfort of ones home. The endless value in acquiring this package not only means increase in quality of life and dignity, but also relieving the work load for those caring for the user. These and other Beds are available to rent from Solutions Medical, contact them to find out more about this option, including the cost.

These and other Adjustable Beds are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, Solutions Medical, be-Able Solutions and Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Adjustable Beds" page to find out what types of Adjustable Beds are available to buy in South Africa.

Pressure Care Mattresses

Some people who spend more time in bed recovering from an operation or persons with Mobility Impairments usually need a more advanced mattress to standard mattresses in order to prevent pressure sores. Companies such as Mobility Aids and be-Able Solutions rent out various types of Pressure Care Mattresses, including:

Advance Tube Mattress And Pump

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Mobility Aids: Ripple Mattress And Pump: which is designed to help in prevention, treatment and management of bedsores. This anti-decubiti’s mattress is recommended for short term use, is easy to install, maintain and use, it fits on top of any mattress, the patient achieves pressure relief by inflating and deflating the pockets of air that make up the mattress, in a regulating pattern. This offers pressure relief as well as improving air and blood circulation, however, you will still have to turn the patient every 2 hours. The Alternating Pressure Bubble Pad Mattress includes an ultra quiet pump in a compact design. These Mattresses are available to rent from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Mobility Aids: Advance Tube Mattress And Pump: Is designed to help with the prevention, treatment and management of bedsores. This mattress (pictured above right) achieves this by inflating and deflating the pockets of air that make up the mattress, in a regulating pattern which offers pressure relief as well as improving air circulation. The Anti-decubiti’s mattress is for higher risk users & alternates the weight bearing areas of the body while you sleep, you should however still turn the patient every 6 hours. This unit offers optimum pressure distribution and a simple, user-friendly pump. Both the cells and the base of the unit are fluid resistant in order to maximize hygiene factors. These Mattresses are available to rent from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids and be-Able Solutions, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Pressure Care Mattresses are also available to rent from companies such as be-Able Solutions and Mobility Aids, contact them find out what other options they have or contact Mobility Aids and Pro Mobility to find out what Products, Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Pressure Care Mattresses" page to find out what types of Pressure Care Mattresses are available to buy in South Africa.

Sports Equipment & Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs to Rent

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There are various Sports & All-terrain Wheelchairs which are available to rent in South Africa which allows users to access terrain otherwise completely inaccessible to a wheelchair user. This equipment includes Beach Wheelchairs (Beach-Going Wheelchair) which allow better mobility on beach sand & in the water or on uneven terrain, and even on snow. They have extra-wide balloon wheels or tires, to increase stability and decrease ground pressure on uneven or unsteady terrain. Different models of Beach Wheelchairs are available to hire or loan here in South Africa from companies such as Mobility Aids or from Organisations such as QASA:

Beach Wheelchair from Mobility Aids: Mobility Aids supply Beach Wheelchairs (pictured right) to rent, which are stable & can recline, they have floating armrest and tyres & allows persons with Mobility Impairments to easily transport over beach sand & down to the water’s edge, in calm conditions, with no shore break, you can float safely on the water. It can also float in a swimming pool & is suitable for anyone to use, no matter how severe the disability. Now everyone can enjoy sun, sand, beach & sea plus a swimming pool. No more being left at home whilst everyone else has fun, contact Mobility Aids to find out more.

Beach Wheelchair From QASA: The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), through the kind sponsorship from Approved Auto and the Rotary Club of Kloof has placed 2 ‘beach wheelchairs’ at Durban beachfront locations & another 2 ‘beach wheelchairs’ are placed at Granny’s Pool, Southbroom. With the floating armrest and tyres, the beach going wheelchairs allows persons with mobility impairment to easily transport over beach sand down to the water’s edge and in calm conditions, with no shore break, one can float safely on the water. The ‘beach wheelchair’ provides the user with long lasting comfort so they can relax and enjoy the outdoors & water with family and friends! Contact QASA to find out more.

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