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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, with technicians and therapists on-hand to make any necessary adjustments as well.

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.


2019 Wheelchair Skills Training Schedule





Hamilton Adults 3rd & 10th May 12.30-2.30pm
Hamilton Kids 27th June 12.30-2.30pm
Hamilton Kids 4th July 10.30am-12.30pm
Tauranga Adults 19th & 26th March 12.30-2.30pm
Tauranga Kids 11th June 12.30-2.30pm
Tauranga Kids 18th June 10.30am-12.30pm
Rotorua Adults 6th & 13th August 12.30-2.30pm
Rotorua Kids 22nd May 12.30-2.30pm
Rotorua Kids 29th May 10.30am-12.30pm