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Equipment Solutions

Wheelchair Build

Rehabilitation Technology Service

Cootharinga Rehabilitation Technology Service assists people with a disability who have a need for repairs or modifications to wheelchairs or other mobility equipment.

The goal of RTS is to enhance individual’s lives through the provision of appropriate and timely modifications to equipment, primarily wheelchairs, which have been funded by Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS), self funded or obtained from other parties.

This is a unique service. Mobile seating assessments are carried out by the team at RTS from Cairns to Mackay and regions in between.

Wheelchair Build - Step 1

Step 1

Fabricate the chair structure to suit the individual needs of the client.

Wheelchair Build - Step 2

Step 2

Apply foam of various densities to ensure proper support and maximum comfort.

Wheelchair Build - Step 3

Step 3

Upolster the chair for durability and attach accessories to suit the needs of its new owner.

"Helping people achieve their goals by modifying and customising an extensive range of mobility equipment is an extremely rewarding job”

Jeff Parsons

Tradesperson, Equipment Solutions Workshop