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Nicola’s Journey to Freedom and Independence

Posted on 22nd Mar 2023

Meet Nicola, a vibrant 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie Tooth in her mid-40s. This progressive genetic disorder affects the nerves and muscles in her legs and hands, making mobility a challenge. Despite her condition, Nicola is a testament to resilience and determination, finding a renewed sense of freedom and independence through the Electric-assist […]

Adapted Bicycle Riding for Children with Disabilities: A Systematic Review

Posted on 14th Mar 2023

Physical activity is important for all children’s health and well-being, but it can be especially challenging for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities often face environmental barriers that affect their participation in community settings, leading to social exclusion and lower rates of participation in leisure activities than their typically developing peers. Read the full systematic […]

Freedom Wheels Volunteer Spotlight – Michael

Posted on 7th Mar 2023

At Solve-TAD, our volunteers play a crucial role in helping us achieve our mission of designing and developing assistive technology solutions for people living with disabilities. With over 200 volunteers across regional and metro NSW and VIC, our team of dedicated and passionate individuals are making a significant impact on people’s lives. One of our […]

Mohamed’s Newfound Freedom

Posted on 6th Mar 2023

For individuals with disabilities, participating in recreational activities can be a significant challenge. One of the barriers to participation is the lack of accessible equipment, such as bicycles. For Mohamed, an 18-year-old with Autism and Developmental Delay, this was a major hurdle. He had never been able to ride a bike before, which made him […]

Practical Tips for Bike Riding in Summer

Posted on 16th Feb 2023

The summer months are a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, especially if you’re a cyclist. However, it is important to be aware of the dangers of riding your bike in hot weather. As cyclists, we need to take precautions to stay cool, hydrated, and protected while biking during the summertime. In […]

Power to the Pedal: Electrifying your Freedom Wheels with Electric Assist

Posted on 3rd Feb 2023

Cycling is a beloved pastime for many, but for those living with disabilities, it can feel like an impossible dream. That’s why we’re excited to announce that our Electric Assist add-on is now available for both children and adults! This revolutionary 250w hub motor kit will transform any Gomier or Recumbent Trike into an easy-to-use […]

Funding Options for your Freedom Wheels

Posted on 2nd Feb 2023

Having a Freedom Wheels Bike can make a huge difference in the life of someone living with disability. But with any big purchase, it’s important to consider your funding options. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the three main funding options for your Freedom Wheels Bike. Funding through NDIS The National Disability […]

Frame Running: How to get started

Posted on 18th Jan 2023

Frame running is a growing sport that is becoming increasingly popular among individuals with disabilities. It is a form of adaptive running that uses a frame to provide support and stability for those who are unable to run on their own. In this article, we will discuss how to get started in the sport of […]

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Frame Running

Posted on 8th Dec 2022

Occupational therapy has an important role in frame running, as it can help individuals with disabilities improve their physical abilities and participate in this high-energy, exciting sport. Frame running, also known as running wheelchair racing or race running, is a form of competitive wheelchair racing that is open to individuals with various disabilities, including cerebral […]

History of Frame Running in Australia

Posted on 6th Dec 2022

Frame Running is a growing and exciting form of adapted sports that allows individuals with disabilities to participate in running events. The activity originated in Denmark, where it was developed as a way to provide individuals with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions with the opportunity to participate in running events. The first Frame Running […]

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