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The Power Mobility Glossary is a list of terms and definitions for our mobility solutions including power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers and more. Use this glossary to learn about the mobility products and services we offer – you will find everything listed in alphabetical order. If you have any questions, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.


This refers to a wheelchair or mobility device headrest that can be adjusted to different heights or angles to provide optimal support and comfort for the user.

This typically refers to lumbar support in a wheelchair or seat that can be adjusted to different positions or levels of firmness to support the lower back and promote good posture.

This indicates a mobility device where power is provided to all wheels simultaneously, which can improve traction and stability, especially in rough terrain or adverse weather conditions. 

These are controls designed to accommodate users who may have difficulty using traditional manual controls. Alternative power controls could include options such as voice control, eye gaze, joystick control, or switches that are easier to operate for individuals with limited mobility or dexterity.

Amylior Inc. is a company based in Canada that specialises in manufacturing mobility devices, including Amylior power wheelchairs. 

The Aspire mobility equipment range by Aidacare offers a comprehensive selection of high-quality aids designed to enhance mobility and independence for users with diverse needs. Featuring innovative designs and advanced technologies, the Aspire range includes a variety of products such as Aspire wheelchairs, Aspire walkers, Aspire rollators and Aspire mobility scooters.  

This encompasses a wide range of devices, equipment, and systems designed to improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities or limitations. This can include mobility aids, communication devices, sensory aids, and more. 

This refers to an electric mobility scooter that can be folded and unfolded, making it easier to transport and store when not in use, such as the Solax Charge Automatic Folding Scooter


In mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters and seating systems, backrests provide essential support to the user’s back, promoting comfort and proper posture. They are available in different designs, including adjustable heights, angles and materials, to accommodate individual preferences and support needs. 

A bariatric manual wheelchair is specifically designed to support individuals who require a higher weight capacity than standard wheelchairs can accommodate. These wheelchairs feature reinforced frames, wider seat widths, and sturdier construction to provide stability and support for heavier users. 

Similar to bariatric manual wheelchairs, bariatric powerchairs are electrically powered mobility devices designed for individuals with higher weight capacities. These powerchairs offer motorised propulsion and typically feature wider seat dimensions, reinforced frames and heavy-duty components to support larger users, while providing mobility and independence. 

Bathroom aids encompass a range of products designed to assist individuals with mobility limitations in performing tasks related to personal hygiene and toileting within the bathroom. This may include items such as shower chairs, raised toilet seats and commodes, all of which are intended to enhance safety, accessibility and independence in the bathroom environment. 

In the context of mobility equipment, batteries refer to the power source used to operate electrically powered devices such as mobility scooters and power wheelchairs. These batteries are typically rechargeable and come in various types and capacities to provide sufficient power for extended use. Regular maintenance and charging are essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of mobility equipment batteries. Power Mobility State Manager, Nigel McCord explains how to charge your powerchair batteries


The Clifton is a commercial grade lift recliner which represents excellent value for money. Dual motors allow for multiple positions. Individual, wrapped coil springs, sinuous No-Sag spring base and premium Cool Gel memory foam combine to provide a lift recliner that is both comfortable and durable. 

This involves specialised training provided to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and wheelchair users to ensure safe and effective use of wheelchairs. It covers topics such as proper positioning, transfers, maintenance, and adjustments to meet individual needs. Register for Power Mobility clinical wheelchair training

A cushion comparator is a tool or system used to evaluate and compare different types of seat cushions based on factors such as pressure distribution, support, comfort, and stability. It helps healthcare professionals and users select the most appropriate cushion for their specific needs.

Cushion contours refer to the shapes and designs incorporated into seat cushions to provide optimal support and alignment for the user’s posture. These contours are carefully designed to promote proper positioning and reduce the risk of pressure ulcers or discomfort. 

Cushion design principles involve the fundamental concepts and considerations guiding the development of seat cushions for mobility equipment. This includes factors such as pressure relief, stability, weight distribution, material selection, and customization options to address individual requirements.

Customisation involves tailoring mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, powerchairs, and accessories to meet the specific needs and preferences of individual users. This may include adjustments to seating, controls, positioning, and other features to optimize comfort, functionality, and independence. 

Customisation solutions encompass a range of products, services, and techniques aimed at personalising mobility equipment to suit the unique requirements of users. This may involve custom-built components, aftermarket accessories, or modifications made by certified professionals to enhance performance and user experience. 

These refer to personalised adaptations made to the headrests, backrests, and seat cushions of mobility equipment to address specific support needs, comfort preferences, and pressure management requirements of individual users. 

A customised power wheelchair is tailored to the user’s unique specifications, including seating dimensions, positioning features, control options, and accessory preferences. It is designed to maximise mobility, comfort, and independence for users with mobility impairments. 

These are accessories and add-on components specifically designed to enhance the functionality, comfort, and aesthetics of power wheelchairs. They may include items such as customised seating systems, adaptive controls, positioning supports and storage solutions tailored to individual user needs. 

Customised powerchair controls involve personalised adaptations or configurations of the wheelchair’s control system to accommodate the user’s physical abilities, preferences and functional limitations. This may include alternative joystick designs, switches or specialised control interfaces tailored to optimize user access and manoeuvrability. 


Days mobility equipment is a company that specialises in providing a wide range of mobility aids and equipment to assist individuals with disabilities or mobility challenges. Their products may include Days wheelchairs, walkers, mobility scooters and other assistive devices designed to enhance independence and improve quality of life. 

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is a government agency in various countries, such as the United States, Australia, and Canada, that provides support and services to military veterans and their families. These services may include healthcare, disability compensation, pensions, rehabilitation and other benefits aimed at honouring and assisting veterans for their service. 

Disability refers to a physical, cognitive, sensory or mental impairment that may substantially limit an individual’s ability to perform certain activities or participate fully in society. Disabilities can be temporary or permanent, and they vary widely in severity and impact. Assistive technology and support services are often utilised to help individuals with disabilities overcome barriers and achieve greater independence and inclusion. 


Electric beds, also known as adjustable beds or hospital beds, are beds equipped with electrically powered mechanisms that allow users to adjust the position of the bed for comfort and convenience. These beds typically feature remote-controlled settings to raise or lower the head, foot, or entire bed surface, providing support and positioning options tailored to the user’s needs.

Electrical and mechanical repairs refer to the maintenance and troubleshooting of mobility equipment to address issues related to its electrical components, such as motors, wiring, and control systems, as well as mechanical parts like gears, levers, and hinges. Qualified technicians perform these repairs to ensure the equipment functions safely and reliably. Power Mobility Service & Repairs offer a mobile service and onsite repair centre for power wheelchairs and other mobility aids. 

The elevating leg rest seating function is a feature commonly found in wheelchairs that allows users to elevate their legs for comfort, circulation, and pressure relief. This function typically involves a mechanism that raises and lowers the leg rests independently of the chair’s seat and backrest, providing customisable positioning options to accommodate individual preferences and therapeutic needs. 

Equipment servicing, maintenance, or repairs involve routine inspections, upkeep, and necessary repairs performed on mobility equipment to ensure optimal performance, safety, and longevity. This includes tasks such as cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, and replacing components as needed to keep the equipment in good working condition and prevent issues or malfunctions. Professional service providers or technicians typically conduct these services according to manufacturer recommendations and industry standards. Power Mobility services, maintains and repairs power wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. 


A Floorline bed is a type of adjustable bed designed to be lowered close to the floor, reducing the risk of injury from falls for users who may be at risk or prone to falling out of bed. These beds typically feature height-adjustable frames that can be lowered to near-ground level, making it easier for individuals with mobility challenges to safely enter and exit the bed.

A foldable manual wheelchair is a lightweight and portable mobility device that can be folded for easy transport and storage. These wheelchairs typically feature a collapsible frame design, allowing users or caregivers to fold the wheelchair into a more compact size for transportation in vehicles or storing in tight spaces when not in use. 

A folding power wheelchair is an electrically powered mobility device that offers the convenience of motorized propulsion while also being foldable for easier transport and storage. These wheelchairs combine the compactness and portability of foldable manual wheelchairs with the added functionality and assistance of electric motors for propulsion. 

Four-wheel drive power wheelchairs provide power to all four wheels simultaneously. This configuration enhances traction, stability, and manoeuvrability, particularly in challenging terrain or outdoor environments with uneven surfaces, slopes, or obstacles.

In the context of mobility equipment such as wheelchairs or mobility scooters, FWD refers to a propulsion system where the power is delivered to the front wheels of the device. In front-wheel drive configurations, the front wheels are responsible for both steering and driving the device forward. Overall, front-wheel drive power wheelchairs are popular choices for users who prioritize manoeuvrability, stability, and ease of control in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

In Australia, there are several mobility equipment funding options available to purchase mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other assistive devices. Some of the main funding sources include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), State and Territory government programs and charitable organisations and grants. It’s essential to explore all available funding options to determine eligibility criteria, application processes and any required documentation. Additionally, consulting with healthcare professionals, disability advocates or financial advisors can help navigate the funding landscape and identify the best options for your needs. 


A trusted and experienced service provider for over 40 years, GS Electronics (sister company of Power Mobility) offer a convenient mobile service and onsite repair centre. GS Electronics services, maintains and repairs a wide range of rehabilitation and mobility equipment, including power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, electric beds (selected brands), bathroom equipment, plus much more. GS Electronics’ experienced technicians are fully trained to conduct the most complex electrical and mechanical repairs, alterations and customisations, so you can stay mobile. 


Headrests are components commonly found on wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. They are designed to provide support and comfort for the user’s head and neck, promoting proper alignment and reducing the risk of strain or discomfort during extended periods of sitting. Headrests come in various shapes, sizes, and materials to accommodate different preferences and support needs. 

A hire fleet refers to a collection of equipment available for rent or hire from a company or organization. In the context of mobility equipment, a hire fleet may include wheelchairs and other assistive devices that individuals can rent on a short-term or long-term basis. This service allows individuals to access necessary equipment temporarily, without the need for a permanent purchase. Power Mobility has a range of power wheelchairs available for hire

Hoggi is a brand that specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality mobility aids and equipment, particularly focusing on paediatric mobility solutions. Hoggi offers a range of products including strollers, wheelchairs, seating systems and accessories designed to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities or mobility challenges. 

A home care package is a government-funded program available in Australia that provides older individuals with disabilities with a coordinated package of care and support services to help them live independently at home. These packages are tailored to meet individual needs and may include mobility equipment, domestic assistance, nursing, allied health and social support.  


A lift chair, also known as a lift recliner or power lift recliner, is a type of chair that is equipped with a motorised lifting mechanism. This mechanism allows the chair to tilt forward and upward, assisting the user in standing up from a seated position. Lift chairs are particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility issues, limited strength, or difficulty rising from a chair independently. They often come with various reclining positions and additional features for comfort, such as padded cushions, adjustable armrests, and remote controls.

A lift recliner is another term used to describe a lift chair, as mentioned above. These chairs provide both the functionality of a recliner for relaxation and the added feature of a lifting mechanism to assist with standing up from a seated position. 

A lightweight manual wheelchair is a wheelchair designed to be lighter in weight compared to traditional wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are constructed using lightweight materials such as aluminium or titanium, making them easier to manoeuvre, transport and propel manually. Lightweight manual wheelchairs are ideal for individuals who require mobility assistance, but prefer a wheelchair that is more portable and easier to handle. 

A lightweight powerchair is an electric wheelchair that is designed to be lightweight and compact for increased manoeuvrability and ease of transportation. These powerchairs typically feature a smaller frame, foldable design, and lightweight components, allowing users to navigate tight spaces and travel with greater convenience. Lightweight powerchairs offer the benefits of motorized propulsion while still being relatively easy to transport in vehicles or store when not in use. 


Magic Mobility is an Australian brand that specializes in the design and manufacture of off-road, all-terrain power wheelchairs. These rugged and versatile wheelchairs are designed to navigate challenging outdoor terrain, allowing users to maintain an active lifestyle and access remote or uneven environments with ease. 

Manual wheelchairs are mobility devices that are propelled by the user or a caregiver pushing the wheelchair’s wheels by hand. They come in various configurations, including self-propelled wheelchairs where the user propels themselves using hand rims on the wheels, and transit wheelchairs where a caregiver pushes the user from behind.

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme Standing Offer Arrangement (MASS SOA) is a procurement arrangement in Queensland, Australia, that provides a list of pre-approved suppliers for mobility aids, medical equipment, and related services. It streamlines the process for eligible individuals to access subsidised mobility equipment through approved suppliers. 

MAT Evaluation refers to a Mechanical Assessment Tool used in the evaluation process for mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs. It helps assess factors such as posture, mobility needs and comfort to determine the most suitable mobility solution for an individual. 

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) is a Queensland Government initiative that provides funding assistance to eligible Queensland residents for the purchase and repair of essential aids and equipment, including mobility aids, medical devices and home modifications. 

Mid-wheel drive refers to a configuration in power wheelchairs where the drive wheels are located in the middle of the wheelchair’s base. This design offers enhanced manoeuvrability and a smaller turning radius, making it suitable for navigating tight spaces indoors, while providing stability and traction.

Mobile service and repairs refer to the provision of maintenance, repair and servicing for mobility equipment conducted on-site at the user’s location. This service offers convenience for individuals who may have difficulty transporting their equipment or require assistance with repairs at their home or workplace. 

Mobility aids are devices or equipment designed to assist individuals with mobility impairments in moving around and performing daily activities, such as wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters. 

Mobility equipment funding encompasses financial assistance programs, subsidies, and grants aimed at helping individuals afford mobility aids and equipment. Funding sources may include government programs, private insurance, charitable organisations and other assistance programs. 

Mobility equipment suppliers are businesses or organisations that provide a range of mobility aids, equipment and accessories to meet the needs of individuals with mobility challenges. These suppliers offer products such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers and specialized seating systems. Power Mobility is a one-stop shop for all your mobility solutions. 

Mobility equipment refers to a broad category of devices and aids designed to improve mobility and accessibility for individuals with disabilities or mobility limitations. This includes wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walking aids, transfer aids and adaptive equipment for vehicles and homes. 

Mobility hoists are lifting devices used to assist individuals with mobility impairments in transferring between different surfaces, such as from a wheelchair to a bed or vehicle. These hoists can be installed in homes, vehicles and healthcare facilities to provide safe and efficient transfers for users and caregivers. 

Mobility products encompass a wide range of aids, devices and equipment designed to enhance mobility and independence for individuals with disabilities or mobility limitations. This includes wheelchairs, scooters, walking aids, transfer aids and adaptive equipment for various environments and activities. 

Mobility scooters are electrically powered vehicles designed to assist individuals with mobility impairments in traveling short to moderate distances. They typically feature a seat, handlebars or tiller for steering, and a platform for the feet. Mobility scooters are popular for outdoor use and provide an alternative to walking for individuals with mobility challenges.

Mobility solutions refer to customised strategies, products and services aimed at addressing the specific mobility needs of individuals with disabilities or mobility limitations. These solutions may include assistive devices, equipment modifications, home adaptations and mobility training to improve independence and quality of life. 

The Moving Star is a light, foldable transportable electric wheelchair brand which offers excellent value for money.


An NDIS Registered Provider is a business or organization that has met the necessary requirements and been approved by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver services and supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These providers offer a range of disability-related services, including accommodation support, personal care, therapy services, assistive technology, and more. Being registered with the NDIS ensures that providers meet certain quality and safety standards and allows participants to access their funded supports through approved service providers. Power Mobility is an NDIS Registered Provider with over 40 years’ experience. 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian government initiative that provides support and services to people with permanent and significant disabilities. The scheme aims to empower individuals with disabilities to participate in social and economic life by providing funding for disability-related supports and services. Participants in the NDIS receive individualized plans tailored to their specific needs and goals, which may include funding for things like therapy, equipment, home modifications, and community participation.

Neuromuscular disorders are a group of conditions that affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles and the muscles themselves. These disorders can result in muscle weakness, loss of muscle control and muscle wasting, leading to difficulties with movement, breathing, swallowing and other functions. Examples of neuromuscular disorders include muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and myasthenia gravis.

This refers to a wheelchair that is not specifically designed or modified for a particular user’s needs. A non-scripted wheelchair is a standard mobility device used for everyday purposes, rather than being customised or adapted to suit a user’s specific needs. A non-scripted wheelchair would typically be a standard, off-the-shelf wheelchair that is used for practical mobility purposes by individuals with disabilities. These wheelchairs are designed and manufactured for everyday use, providing mobility and independence to users without any specific modifications. 


Ottobock is a leading global company that specialises in mobility solutions, prosthetics and orthotics. They design, manufacture and distribute a wide range of products and services aimed at improving the mobility, independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Ottobock’s product line includes wheelchairs, seating systems, mobility aids and rehabilitation equipment. They are known for their innovative technologies, high-quality products and commitment to improving the lives of people with physical challenges. 

An over toilet aid, also known as a toilet frame or raised toilet seat, is a device used to assist individuals with mobility impairments in safely and comfortably using the toilet. It typically consists of a sturdy frame that sits over the toilet bowl and provides support for users when sitting down or standing up. Over toilet aids may feature armrests, adjustable height settings, and non-slip surfaces to enhance stability and accessibility. These aids are commonly used by elderly individuals, people with disabilities, or those recovering from surgery or injury who require assistance with toileting tasks. 


Paediatric power wheelchairs are motorised mobility devices designed specifically for children and adolescents with mobility impairments. These wheelchairs are customised to fit the individual needs of paediatric users, with features such as adjustable seating, specialised controls, and bright, child-friendly designs. Paediatric power wheelchairs offer independent mobility and enhanced access to daily activities for children with physical disabilities. 

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the medical care and treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics encompasses various specialties, including paediatric medicine, paediatric surgery, paediatric neurology, paediatric oncology and paediatric rehabilitation. 

PDG Mobility is a company that specialises in designing and manufacturing high-quality mobility devices, including manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs. PDG Mobility is known for its innovative designs, ergonomic features and customisable options that cater to the unique needs of individuals with mobility issues. Their product line includes both adult and paediatric mobility solutions, with a focus on providing comfort, functionality and independence for users. 

A portable electric hoist is a lifting device that is designed to assist with transferring individuals with mobility challenges from one location to another. These hoists are powered by electricity and typically feature a compact and lightweight design for easy transportation and setup. Portable electric hoists are commonly used in homes, hospitals and care facilities to safely lift and move individuals with limited mobility, helping to prevent injuries to both the user and caregiver. 

Postural challenges refer to difficulties or abnormalities in maintaining a proper posture while sitting, standing or moving. Individuals with postural challenges may experience issues such as slouching, leaning to one side, or difficulty maintaining balance. These challenges can arise from various factors, including muscle weakness, joint stiffness, neurological conditions or skeletal deformities. Proper seating and positioning, along with assistive devices such as wheelchairs or orthotic supports, can help address postural challenges and promote optimal posture and alignment. 

Postural programs for kids are structured interventions aimed at addressing postural challenges and promoting optimal posture and alignment in children and adolescents. These programs typically involve a combination of exercises, stretches, positioning techniques and adaptive equipment to support musculoskeletal development and maintain healthy posture. Postural programs may be tailored to individual needs and may be overseen by healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists. 

In the context of mobility devices such as wheelchairs, a power base refers to the underlying motorized platform that provides propulsion and control. It typically includes the motors, batteries, wheels and electronic components that enable the wheelchair to move. The power base may be combined with various seating systems and accessories to create a complete power wheelchair tailored to the user’s needs. 

Power chair accessories are additional components or attachments that can be added to a power wheelchair to enhance functionality, comfort and customisation. These accessories may include features such as specialised seating systems, positioning supports, joystick controllers, trays, cup holders, bags, lights and much more. Power chair accessories are designed to accommodate individual preferences and needs, allowing users to personalise their wheelchair to suit their lifestyle. 

An NDIS Registered Provider with over 40 years’ experience, Power Mobility provides the perfect combination of quality mobility products, personal service and expert advice. Specialising in assistive technology solutions designed to support your lifestyle, the Power Mobility team includes some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and understanding people in the industry. Located in Brisbane, Power Mobility is a one-stop shop for all your mobility solutions, with a huge showroom featuring the latest mobility products, as well as an experienced mobile team of sales consultants, covering many areas throughout Queensland. Power Mobility also offers convenient mobile service and repairs.  

Power wheelchair programming involves configuring and customising the control settings and driving parameters of a power wheelchair to meet the specific needs and preferences of the user. This may include adjusting speed, acceleration, braking, turning sensitivity, joystick response and other parameters to optimise performance, safety and comfort. 

Power wheelchairs are motorised mobility devices designed for individuals who require assistance with mobility. These wheelchairs are powered by electric motors and typically feature a joystick or other control mechanism for driving and manoeuvring. Power wheelchairs offer independent mobility and are available in various configurations, including rear-wheel drive, mid-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, to accommodate different needs and preferences. 

Prescribing, in the context of mobility equipment, refers to the process of assessing an individual’s mobility needs and prescribing appropriate assistive devices or equipment to address those needs. This may involve conducting evaluations, considering the individual’s functional abilities and goals, selecting the most suitable equipment, and providing recommendations for customisation or modifications as necessary. 

This refers to the practice of matching the features and specifications of a power wheelchair to the specific functional requirements and abilities of the user. This may involve selecting components such as seating systems, drive configurations, control mechanisms, and accessories that align with the user’s mobility goals, activities and physical capabilities. 

Pressure mapping is a technique used to assess pressure distribution and identify areas of high pressure on the surface of a seating system or mattress. It involves placing a pressure-sensitive mat or sensor array on the seating surface and measuring the pressure exerted by the user’s body. Pressure mapping helps healthcare professionals and equipment providers to optimise seating and positioning, reduce the risk of pressure injuries, and improve overall comfort and support for individuals who spend long periods seated or lying down. 

Pride Mobility is a manufacturer of mobility products, including power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, lift chairs and related accessories. They offer a range of mobility solutions designed to enhance independence and quality of life for individuals with mobility challenges. Pride Mobility products are known for their durability, reliability and user-friendly design. 

Private funding refers to financial assistance provided by private sources, such as individuals, organizations, charities, or foundations, to support the purchase of mobility equipment or services. Private funding may be used to supplement government-funded programs or insurance coverage or to cover costs not covered by other sources. It can help individuals access necessary mobility aids and equipment when other funding options are unavailable or insufficient. 

Professional development refers to activities and opportunities for individuals to enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies in their chosen profession or field of practice. In the context of healthcare professionals and providers of mobility equipment and services, professional development may include continuing education, training workshops, certification programs, conferences, seminar, and other learning opportunities to stay updated on best practices, new technologies and industry trends. Power Mobility offers regular clinical wheelchair training for prescribers and therapists. 

A programmable joystick is a control mechanism used in power wheelchairs that allows the user or clinician to customise and adjust the sensitivity, speed and other driving parameters of the wheelchair’s movement. Programmable joysticks may feature programmable buttons, switches or profiles that can be tailored to the individual preferences and functional abilities of the user. 


Quantum Rehab is a leading brand in the power wheelchair market, offering a wide range of innovative mobility solutions for individuals with disabilities. They are known for their advanced power wheelchair technologies, customisable seating options and high-performance designs. Quantum Rehab’s products often feature advanced electronics, such as specialty drive controls, tilt-in-space seating and sophisticated suspension systems, to enhance comfort, functionality and independence for users. Their range includes various models tailored to different needs, preferences and levels of mobility. 

Quickie is a well-established brand that specialises in manual and power wheelchairs, as well as other mobility aids and accessories. They offer a diverse range of products designed to meet the needs of users with varying levels of mobility and functionality. Quickie wheelchairs are known for their lightweight frames, ergonomic designs and customisable features, allowing users to achieve optimal comfort and performance. Quickie’s product selection includes both folding and rigid-frame manual wheelchairs, as well as Quickie power wheelchairs equipped with advanced drive systems, seating options and control technologies. 


Ramps are inclined surfaces that provide access for individuals using mobility devices, such as wheelchairs, scooters or walkers, to navigate changes in elevation, such as stairs or curbs. Ramps can be made from various materials including metal, timber, aluminium or rubber, and come in different designs, such as portable, modular, or permanent installations. Ramps are essential for ensuring accessibility in homes, public buildings and outdoor spaces, allowing individuals with mobility impairments to move freely and independently. 

In a rear-wheel drive wheelchair, the motor and drive wheels are positioned at the rear of the wheelchair frame. Rear-wheel drive wheelchairs typically offer better stability, especially at higher speeds or when traversing rough terrain. The weight distribution tends to be more balanced, resulting in a smoother ride for the user. While not as manoeuvrable as front-wheel drive wheelchairs, rear-wheel drive models still offer good manoeuvrability, particularly in outdoor environments. 

In Queensland, a motorised wheelchair or mobility scooter that is used outside the home (on footpaths, etc) must be registered with the Department of Transport. Registration is provided free of charge and includes Compulsory Third Party Insurance. Find out how to register your mobility device in Queensland. 

Rehabilitation equipment refers to a wide range of devices, tools and aids used in the process of rehabilitation to help individuals recover from injuries, surgeries, illnesses, or disabilities. This equipment is designed to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall functional abilities. Rehabilitation equipment may include exercise machines, therapy tools, assistive devices, braces, orthotics, prosthetics and adaptive equipment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual undergoing rehabilitation. 

A repair centre is a facility or service provider that specialises in the maintenance, servicing and repair of mobility devices, such as wheelchairs, scooters, and other assistive equipment. Repair centres employ skilled technicians and professionals who are trained to diagnose and troubleshoot issues, perform routine maintenance tasks, and repair or replace damaged components. Repair centres play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, reliability and longevity of mobility devices, helping users maintain their independence and mobility by keeping their equipment in optimal condition. Visit the Power Mobility Repair Centre. 


Scooter canopies are protective coverings that can be attached to mobility scooters to shield users from sun, rain, wind, and other elements while riding outdoors. They are typically made from waterproof and UV-resistant materials and feature transparent windows for visibility. Scooter canopies provide added comfort and protection for users, allowing them to travel more comfortably in various weather conditions. 

Scooter cup holders are accessories designed to securely hold cups, bottles, or beverage containers while riding a mobility scooter. They can attach to the scooter’s frame or armrests, providing a convenient and accessible place to store drinks while on the go.

Scooter flags are brightly coloured flags mounted on a flexible pole attached to the rear of a mobility scooter. They enhance visibility and alert other road users to the presence of the scooter, particularly in crowded or low-visibility environments. Scooter flags improve safety by reducing the risk of collisions and helping scooter users navigate safely in traffic. 

A scripted wheelchair is a wheelchair that is customised specifically for the user, to suit the most complex needs. Power Mobility offers an extensive range of scripted manual wheelchairs and scripted power wheelchairs



Seat elevation devices are mechanisms or systems incorporated into wheelchairs or mobility devices that allow the user to raise or lower the seat height. These devices provide increased accessibility and functionality, allowing users to adjust their seating position to reach objects, interact with others at different heights, or navigate various environments more effectively. 

A Seating and Mobility Evaluation is a comprehensive assessment conducted by healthcare professionals, such as occupational therapists or physiotherapists, to determine the most appropriate seating and mobility solutions for individuals with disabilities or mobility impairments. The evaluation considers factors such as posture, comfort, function, and environmental needs to recommend customized seating and mobility equipment tailored to the individual’s specific requirements. 

Seating solutions refer to a range of products, devices, and strategies designed to provide optimal seating support and comfort for individuals with disabilities or mobility impairments. These solutions may include specialized cushions, backrests, seat inserts, positioning belts, and adjustable seating systems tailored to address individual postural and functional needs. 

A seating system is a comprehensive configuration of seating components and accessories designed to support the user’s posture, alignment, and comfort in a wheelchair or other mobility device. Seating systems typically include a combination of seat cushions, backrests, lateral supports, headrests, and positioning accessories customized to meet the user’s specific requirements. 

A shower chair is a waterproof chair or bench designed for use in the shower or bathtub to provide seating support and stability for individuals with mobility limitations or those who have difficulty standing for long periods. Shower chairs come in various styles and configurations, including adjustable height, non-slip surfaces, and armrests, to accommodate different user needs and preferences. 

Shower commodes are multifunctional devices that combine the features of a shower chair with those of a commode chair. They allow individuals with mobility impairments to safely and comfortably perform toileting and showering activities in one convenient unit. Shower commodes typically feature a waterproof design, adjustable height, removable bucket or pan, and rust-resistant materials for use in wet environments. 

A shower stool is a compact and portable seating device designed for use in the shower or bathtub to provide temporary seating support for individuals who may have difficulty standing for extended periods. Shower stools typically feature a lightweight and corrosion-resistant frame, non-slip rubber feet, and a comfortable seat surface. 

Solax is a brand that specializes in the design and manufacturing of portable mobility solutions, including folding electric scooters, power wheelchairs, and lift chairs. Solax products are known for their lightweight, compact design, innovative features, and ease of transport, making them ideal for travel and everyday use. 

Specialised seating refers to customised seating solutions designed to meet the unique postural and functional needs of individuals with complex disabilities or medical conditions. Specialized seating may involve the use of custom-moulded seating systems, pressure-relieving cushions, dynamic seating components and advanced positioning accessories to optimise comfort, stability and function. 

Spex is a brand that specialises in the design and manufacturing of high-quality seating and positioning products for individuals with mobility impairments. Spex products include a range of customisable cushions, backrests, headrests, lateral supports and mounting hardware, designed to enhance postural support, pressure distribution and comfort for wheelchair users. 

The Spex Stroller is a specialised wheelchair seating system designed to provide optimal postural support and comfort for children with complex mobility needs. The Spex Stroller features adjustable components, customisable sizing options and dynamic seating features to accommodate the individual growth and development of the child, while promoting proper alignment and function. 


Technicians, in the context of mobility equipment, are professionals trained in the maintenance, repair and servicing of mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive technology. They possess specialised knowledge and skills to troubleshoot issues, perform adjustments, and ensure that mobility equipment functions safely and effectively. Technicians may work for manufacturers, dealerships, repair centres or healthcare facilities, providing support to individuals with mobility issues to maximise the reliability and performance of their devices. Power Mobility’s experienced technicians are trained to conduct the most complex electrical and mechanical repairs, alterations and customisations. 

Theorem is a premium brand of power lift recliners, offering the ultimate in style and performance. Theorem power lift recliners are designed to be a functional and fashionable addition to any living space, delivering comfort and luxury inclusions such as lay-flat positioning, power lumbar support, hidden cup holders and smart device charging. 

A therapist is a healthcare professional trained in providing therapeutic interventions to individuals with physical, mental or emotional challenges to improve their health, well-being, and functional abilities. Therapists may include occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language therapists and other specialised professionals who work with individuals with mobility impairments to promote independence, mobility and quality of life. They assess clients’ needs, develop treatment plans, and implement interventions aimed at enhancing mobility, strength, coordination and functional skills. 

A threshold ramp is a portable or permanent ramp designed to bridge small elevation changes, such as door thresholds or small steps, to facilitate smooth transitions for individuals using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers or scooters. Threshold ramps are typically made from lightweight and durable materials such as aluminium or rubber and are available in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different threshold heights and widths. They provide accessibility solutions for doorways, entrances, and transitions within homes, offices, or public buildings.

Tilt and recline seating function refers to a feature commonly found in customised wheelchairs and seating systems that allows users to adjust the angle of the seat and backrest for optimal comfort, pressure relief and positioning. Tilt function enables the entire seating system to tilt backward or forward, redistributing pressure and promoting postural stability and comfort. Recline function allows the backrest to recline backward independently of the seat, providing additional relaxation and pressure relief for users with postural or comfort needs. 

Tilt-in-space is a seating function available in some wheelchairs and seating systems that allows the entire seating surface to tilt backward or forward while maintaining a fixed seat-to-back angle. Tilt-in-space function redistributes pressure, promotes postural support and enhances comfort for individuals with mobility impairments, pressure ulcers or postural challenges. It enables users to change positions without altering their seated posture, facilitating pressure relief, comfort and positioning adjustments. 

Toilet seat raisers, also known as raised toilet seats or toilet seat risers, are assistive devices designed to increase the height of a standard toilet seat to make it easier for individuals with mobility limitations, arthritis, or difficulty rising from a seated position to use the toilet independently. Toilet seat raisers come in various heights and configurations, including non-slip surfaces, armrests and locking mechanisms, to accommodate different user needs and preferences. They provide added stability, support and accessibility for individuals with mobility challenges during toileting tasks. 

A travel powerchair is a lightweight and portable electric wheelchair designed for easy transportation and manoeuvrability during travel or outdoor activities. Travel powerchairs typically feature compact dimensions, foldable frames and detachable components to facilitate storage, transport and assembly in vehicles, planes or other modes of transportation. They offer convenience and independence for users with mobility impairments who desire mobility solutions that are compact, lightweight and easily transportable for use in various environments and situations. 


Walkers, also known as walking frames or Zimmer frames, are mobility aids used by individuals who need assistance with walking or maintaining balance. Walkers typically consist of a lightweight frame with four legs and handgrips, providing stability and support while walking. Some walkers may have wheels or glides on the legs to aid in manoeuvrability. Walkers are commonly used by elderly individuals or those with mobility issues to help them stay mobile and independent. 

A walking aid is any device or equipment used to assist individuals with walking or maintaining balance. This term encompasses a wide range of products, including canes, crutches, walkers and rollators. Walking aids are designed to provide stability, support and assistance to individuals who may have difficulty walking due to injury, disability, or age-related issues. They help improve mobility, reduce the risk of falls and enhance independence for users. 

Wheelchair angles refer to the various angles and measurements associated with the design and configuration of a wheelchair frame, seat and components. These angles include seat-to-floor height, seat-to-back angle, footrest angle and backrest angle, among others. Wheelchair angles play a crucial role in determining the user’s posture, comfort and functionality while seated in the wheelchair. Properly adjusting wheelchair angles can improve seating dynamics, pressure distribution and overall comfort for wheelchair users. 

A wheelchair assessment measuring guide is a tool used by healthcare professionals, therapists and wheelchair providers to assess and measure an individual’s physical dimensions and functional needs for selecting an appropriate wheelchair. This guide typically includes instructions and diagrams for taking measurements such as seat width, seat depth, seat-to-floor height, backrest height and armrest height. Wheelchair assessment measuring guides help ensure proper wheelchair fit and customization to meet the user’s specific requirements. 

The wheelchair backrest is the part of the wheelchair that provides support to the user’s back while seated. It typically consists of a cushioned or padded surface attached to the wheelchair frame or backrest canes. Wheelchair backrests come in various shapes, sizes and configurations to accommodate different user preferences and postural needs. They provide stability, comfort and postural support for wheelchair users. 

A wheelchair cushion is a supportive padding or cushioning system placed on the wheelchair seat to provide comfort, pressure relief and postural support for the user. Wheelchair cushions come in various materials, such as foam, gel, air or specialised pressure-relieving materials, and are designed to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, promote proper posture, and enhance overall comfort during prolonged sitting. Choosing the right wheelchair cushion is essential for maintaining skin integrity and preventing discomfort or pain for wheelchair users.

The wheelchair headrest is an accessory attached to the wheelchair backrest to provide support and stability to the user’s head and neck while seated. It typically consists of a cushioned or padded surface mounted on adjustable hardware, allowing for customised positioning and support. Wheelchair headrests help reduce neck strain, provide additional comfort during extended periods of sitting, and improve overall postural alignment for wheelchair users. 

A wheelchair service provision guide is a resource or document that outlines the process and best practices for providing wheelchair services to individuals with mobility issues. This guide may include information on assessment procedures, wheelchair prescription, fitting and customisation, training and education for users and caregivers, maintenance and repairs, and follow-up support. Wheelchair service provision guides help ensure that individuals receive appropriate and effective wheelchair solutions tailored to their needs and preferences. 

Wheelchair wheels are the components of a wheelchair that enable movement and mobility. Wheelchair wheels typically consist of two sets of wheels: larger rear wheels for propulsion and smaller front or caster wheels for steering and stability. The size, type and configuration of wheelchair wheels can vary depending on the user’s needs, preferences and intended use of the wheelchair. High-quality wheelchair wheels are essential for smooth and efficient mobility, durability and safety for wheelchair users. 

Whill is a brand of innovative and technologically advanced power wheelchair, designed for enhanced mobility and independence. Whill wheelchairs feature unique design elements, such as omni-directional wheels, compact dimensions, and advanced control systems, allowing users to navigate tight spaces, uneven terrain, and crowded environments with ease. Whill wheelchairs offer customisable seating options, ergonomic design, and intuitive controls for a comfortable and user-friendly mobility experience.