Whizz-Kidz has a diverse range of supporters in the health sector who praise our approach to wheelchair provision which gives freedom to disabled people. Mobility Therapist, Claire shares her insight into Whizz-Kidz.
'What Whizz-Kidz does is very powerful. It gives many more adults as well as children their independence.
Whizz-Kidz sees people in a timely fashion and provides a fast turnaround. We have a wide range of chairs and people are given the opportunity to help decide what is best for them. My role as a Whizz-Kidz Mobility Therapist is to assess and deliver wheelchairs to both adults and children. The first thing I do when I meet a client is to ask lots of questions –to assess their mobility, why they need the chair and how often they’ll use it. I look at their position, their hips, their backs, and then take measurements.
We normally have some chairs in stock, so if I think one might be right I’ll ask the person to sit in it and look at their comfort levels and any special requirements. I’ll speak to them and their families or carers about how to use the chair and then make any adjustments needed.
People are often given exactly the right chair on the day of their assessment. They leave with details of who to contact, should they have any questions, and this gives them peace of mind. The right chair changes everything. They’re really excited about the possibilities and really grateful. It makes an instant impact.
I’ve seen young adults who’ve been known to Whizz-Kidz since they were little. It’s really nice to have that continuity of care and consistency. It gives them some stability in life.'