AT + Me - Sport and Recreation

Stories about how people use assistive technology to play their favourite sport and enjoy recreational activities. See the amazing Para-Golfer that allows people get out on the golf course, or hit the bush trails on handcycle with the guys from Break the Boundary. We also have the pleasure of catching up with some of Australia's finest athletes who have competed nationally and internationally. So time to get out the exercise clothes and get active with these outgoing stories.

Fleur Litster

Fleur shows us what it takes to be a Para-Equestrian dressage rider. From standard equestrian equipment like saddles, through to clever ideas like using elastic bands as Assistive Technology, Fleur shares what she knows about horse riding.

AT featured in Fleur's story

  • Bates Innova with Extended Contourbloc Saddle
  • Saddle Tack Trolley
  • Adaptive Reins (Rein-Bows Rein Loops)
  • Rascal Liteway Mobility Scooter (4 wheels)

 

Clint Morgan

Passionate AT user and golf enthusiast Clint tees off for a drive with the Paragolfer and chips in (pun intended) with an array of AT that he uses everyday to stay active.

AT featured in Clint's story

  • Paragolfer
  • Tilite ZRA wheelchair
  • SmartDrive MX2+
  • Apple Watch series 2

Break the Boundary

Get off road with Andrew and Chris, hand-cyclists from Break The Boundary. Andrew and Chris are on a mission to empower people with physical disabilities to go beyond flat surfaces, out of their comfort zone, and into off-road areas around Australia. They can also modify hand-cycles to suit almost anyone's needs, so if you have the will, they have a way!

AT featured in Break the Boundary's story

  • Handcycles

 

Nang Van Nguyen

Australian Commonwealth Games Powerlifter Nang Van Nguyen takes us for a workout on some adaptive exercise machines. He also shows us the unique custom AT he created for his clients at Adaptive Strongarm Academy.

AT featured in Nang's story

  • Adaptive exercise equipment
  • Active Hands Gripping Device
  • Custom equipment

 

Tracy Odiam

We hit the high seas with Tracy Odiam, who shows us some of the adaptations aboard the Hansa sailing dinghies at Sailability at the Royal Perth Yacht Club.

"...So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover" Mark Twain.

AT featured in Tracy's story 

  • Hansa Dinghy
  • Assisted Driver Controls - DADC 500 Push Pull Hand Controls
  • Sto'n'Go Wheelchair Hoist

Bek Millard

Bek shows us how a height adjustable desk paired with a specifically chosen office chair assist her with her work at the National Disability Services WA. She also takes us through the cleverly adapted assistive technology she uses to ride her handsome black pony Brian.

AT featured in Bek's story

  • Bates Saddle
  • Off road wheels
  • FreeWheel wheelchair attachment
  • Adjustable Height Desks

 

Profile shot of Bec riding her black pony in an outdoor arena.

Louise Mofflin

Louise sets the tempo as she steers us along her hand-cycling journey, shares her tips to make travel easier, and demonstrates how she uses a FreeWheel to get out in the garden.

AT featured in Louise's story 

  • Handcycle - Invacare Top End Force RX
  • Travel cushion - Stimulite Silver cushion
  • Wheelchair - Progeo Joker Evolution
  • Frog Legs Castors