Someone recently asked me if Trekinetic wheelchairs really are ‘bespoke’, since the seats available are 16” or 19”.
This got me thinking, maybe they’re right and we can’t call them bespoke! So I looked up the definition of bespoke, and it said ‘made to order’ and ‘adapted for a specific user or purpose’. So I think it’s safe to say, Trekinetics really are bespoke as they are definitely made to order and can be adapted to suit a whole variety of users!
As a Trekinetic dealer for years, Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs has seen a considerable number of advancements with the off road chair. I have to say the latest one, the ‘New Low Profile Option’ is a considerable improvement. It reduces the height of the powered Trekinetic GTE by 12cm, meaning it will fold and fit into so many more cars with the wheels on. Well done indeed to our innovative designer Mike Spindle and his team!
So what else can we do to make the chair suitable for ‘a specific user‘?
One of the difficulties some people have experienced is getting out of the chair. They find the seat too low to push themselves out of. So we now suggest they opt for the Long Leg version which is 6cm higher and, if necessary, an additional footplate. Voila! One problem potentially solved.
With the introduction of the Hyperforma seat liner Trekinetic wheelchairs are now suitable for children. And of course the height of the footplate can be set to accommodate little legs. As the child grows, the Hyperforma can be adjusted and the risers reduced to suit the growing child. As a child my son who is now 6’3”, needed new shoes every three to four months when he had a growth spurt. So I know how important it is to be able to accommodate growth!
In addition, we are where necessary able to extend the base of the seat to provide extra support, lengthen the armrests, put the joystick on the handlebars, and use a cradle handle for the joystick to name but a few.
Perhaps one of the most rewarding advancements for the three-wheel wheelchair was when Mike was able to make a seat that followed the line of a customer’s body girdle. By increasing the padding around the back and shoulders he was able to ensure that the customer’s spine was protected, which meant she was able to access uneven terrain without ending up in searing pain.
We would be remiss if we didn’t include the most obvious of bespoke choices for the Trekinetic…. colour! A kaleidoscope of colour is available for those who wish to personalise their funky three-wheel wheelchair even further. Whatever favourite, from fuchsia pink to gunmetal grey; one can truly have a chair they’ll love. As the poet A.D. Posey once penned; “Life is a sea of vibrant colour. Jump in.”
Please see our new Trekinetic all terrain wheelchair price lists for an idea of the optional extras we’re able to add to a manual K2 or powered GTE. However if what you’re looking for isn’t there, be sure to call us and ask!
Wishing all our readers much health and happiness!
Michelle & Viv