Our client’s love for wheelchair hockey goes a long way back.
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) causes muscle weakness and for many people who have it, a wheelchair is eventually required. So for client’s like Ashely (not his real name) TADSA’s customisation services have been integral to empowering him in doing more, being more independent as an athlete and doing what he loves most!
He has been a client and advocate of TADSA for many years and recently wanted his power wheelchair fitted with a custom bull bar/footguard produced by our expert volunteers that would also have an attachable mount in front of the guard to carry his t-stick to play hockey.
Tech Volunteer Mike Coles of TADSA got things rolling; he came up with a brand-new design that totally complies with hockey rules while making this ‘cool’ sport attachment safe, solid, and sturdy. The simple modification has become a massive enabler of sport, and this shows that nothing should keep anyone from being competitive and excel in what they love most!