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Wheelchair Skills Training

“The guys gently pushed you out of your comfort zone by showing you how to do things and trying different ways of doing the same thing. I would never have tried the things I can now do without the support of the group.”

Seating To Go offers wheelchair skills training in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Lakes areas.

Led by experienced wheelchair users, the sessions offer a fun and supportive environment to learn and develop new skills and techniques, supporting children and adults to become more confident and proficient using their manual and power wheelchairs.

Our mentors provide a fun and stimulating environment, and we have technicians and therapists on-hand to make any necessary adjustments.

Due to funding from the Ministry of Health (MOH), and ACC funding via the Gains@Geneva Training for Independence contract, this service is accessible to all MOH and ACC clients.

If you are interested in attending or you would like to find out more information, please complete the expression of interest form or email wheelchairskills@seatingtogo.co.nz.

These sessions are based on the Wheelchair Skills Programme developed by the Wheelchair Research team at Dalhousie University, Canada.


2020 Wheelchair Skills Training Schedule




Tauranga 10 & 17 Mar 10am - 12pm
Hamilton 6 & 13 Apr 10am - 12pm
Rotorua 12 & 19 May 10am - 12pm
Tauranga 4 & 11 Aug 10am - 12pm
Hamilton 7 & 14 Sep 10am - 12pm
Rotorua 27 Oct & 3 Nov 10am - 12pm

To ensure the well-being of everyone who attends our sessions in Alert Level 1, additional health & safety measures have been put in place. You can view these here.