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Mobility & Electric Scooters

 




Thursday, 17 August 2017

 

electric scooters

 

 



You can now test ride a Scooter Smart Mobility Scooter at your local Pharmore Pharmacy.

Melton Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 11-12 Woodgrove Shopping Centre
, Melton, VIC 3337
Phone: (03) 9743 6633

Hawthorn Pharmore Pharmacy

736-738 Glenferrie Road
, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Phone: (03) 9818 1313

East Bentleigh Pharmore Pharmacy

775 Centre Road, 
East Bentleigh, VIC 3165
Phone: (03) 9579 5066

Box Hill Pharmore Pharmacy
Shop 68/69 Box Hill Central
 Box Hill, VIC 3128
Phone: (03) 9890 6253

Blackburn North Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 33 North Blackburn Square, 
North Blackburn, VIC 3130
Phone: (03) 9878 8112

Arndale Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 20/21, Arndale Shopping Centre 
Croydon, VIC 3136
Phone: (03) 9723 6222

Bayswater Pharmore Pharmacy
2 High Street
 Bayswater, VIC 3153
Phone: (03) 9729 2786

Knox Pharmore Pharmacy
3 Little Burwood Highway
, Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Phone: (03) 9887 0220

Cardinia Pharmore Pharmacy
154 Main Street
, Pakenham, VIC 3810
Phone:  (03) 5941 1888

Cranbourne Pharmore Pharmacy

73 High Street
, Cranbourne, VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 5996 2455

Karingal Hub Pharmore Pharmacy
36-38 Karingal Hub Shopping Centre
, Frankston, VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 9776 6188


Mobility scooters

 

 

We know safety will be your number one priority & it is ours too. Scooter Smart® is dedicated to providing our customers with a service that focuses on safely getting where you need to go on your mobility scooter.

 
We like to get you moving without fuss...

As part of our safe motoring culture, when you purchase one of our outdoor mobility scooters, we will provide you with a FREE SAFETY STARTER KIT that will assist you to navigate your neighbourhood. 
 

 
CHOOSING A 3 OR 4 WHEEL MOBILITY SCOOTER
 
There are a few decisions you need to make when you look for an electric mobility scooter. Below are 4 important considerations to think of before you purchase your next mobility scooter. These are:
  • Stability
  • Manoeuvrability
  • Ease of Steering
  • Comfort
 
STABILITY
 
Are electric mobility scooters stable and what are the differences between 3 and 4 wheel scooters?
 
Some people suggest that mobility scooters are hard to tip over and generally they are. 4-wheelers are more stable due to having that additional wheel placed on the ground, but with a careful driver there should be no stability issues with 3-wheeler electric scooters either. It is worth noting that given uneven surfaces (like gutters, uneven pathways etc.), a 3 wheel mobility scooter will have a definite tendency to lean over more easily than a 4 wheel scooter especially at reasonable pace.
The vast majority of 3 wheel mobility scooter owners don’t tip them over, however everyone is different and display different motoring skills (just as on our roads). Just as car drivers have a feel for where they can take their car, how fast they can take that corner or whether they can fit their car in a car park, mobility scooter drivers soon get a feel for where they can take their electric scooter safely, whether it is 3 or 4 wheels.
 
 
MANOEUVRABILITY
 
Essentially three wheel electric mobility scooters are more manoeuvrable than 4 wheel scooters because they have a much smaller turning circle. This characteristic suits drivers that are confined to smaller areas like aged care facilities, retirement villages etc. where buildings, hallways, doorways & lifts require accurate steering. Similarly within shopping complexes, particularly throughout supermarket aisles, manoeuvrability is paramount to effective navigation.
The larger 4 wheel electric mobility scooters may not be suitable for indoor use (home, aged care facilities etc) except for the some of the smaller commonly noted ‘compact’ mobility scooters or perhaps some of the smaller mid-sized mobility scooters.
 
 
EASE OF STEERING
 
3 wheel mobility scooters are a little easier to steer because there is only one wheel to turn compared to two. When purchasing your electric scooter, it is always recommended that you trial one first to make sure you are capable of steering your mobility scooter easy enough. The larger and heavier the electric mobility scooter can generally mean that the device will require a little more effort to steer.
 
 
COMFORT
 
An important consideration: As a general rule, a 3 wheel mobility scooter will give you more leg room as the front wheel is positioned centrally giving enough space for you to place both legs either side of your front wheel. This positioning allows you to stretch your legs if necessary.
 
On 4 wheel mobility scooters the front mudguards extend right across the scooter front wheels generally giving you an option to place your feet on top of the mudguards. This is generally suitable for most users, however if you require your legs to be in a straighter position due to a condition, then the 3 wheel mobility scooters may suit your needs better.
Most electric scooters come with a fully adjustable seat. Take the time to make sure your seat is comfortable. Most seats adjust in the forward and reverse position, the back rest typically moves forward and back (similar to a car seat), your arm rests should be able to be adjusted to suit your needs and the seat should swivel to at least 180 degrees to help you get on or off the mobility scooter.
 
To see our full range of electric mobility scooter products, click here.


 

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Enjoy the ride and stay active on your new mobility scooter!

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There are many health and lifestyle benefits of physical activity for older adults.

People with an active lifestyle feel healthier and have an improved sense of wellbeing.

Besides feeling better, physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes (NSW Sport and Recreation, 2009). 

Social participation is recognised as particularly important for seniors’ quality of life.

Social participation helps to prevent the debilitating effects of isolation, and contributes to improvements in health and wellbeing. 



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