Zippie Salsa M2 Mini – Powered Wheelchair

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Wheelchair Description:
6 wheel powerchair (turns around the larger central wheel) with removable (and flip-up) footplates and backrest – there is also the option for tilt and recline, along with a large choice of seating, backrest and footplate options.

Battery Life:
14hrs according to paperwork – have done full day/evening out covering long distances including rough terrain and hills and never been let down!

Source of Wheelchair:
NHS Wheelchair Services

Diagnosis:
FND (Paralysis In Legs, Right Arm & Whole Body Weakness), Fibromyalgia & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E)

Personal Opinion:
Comfortable, even for long periods due to cushion and backrest options, footplates have been changed in height and angle to make it more comfortable and so feet don’t slip. Side panels stop the cushion and me from moving, and the armrests/joystick are well-positioned for comfort and ease of steering.

It fits in very small spaces, as the steering is very easy and spins on the spot – I can get around very tight ‘hairpin’ bends and narrow doorways in our house, very tight spaces or sharp turns in public.

There are a huge variety of options for seating, backrest, and footplates. My backrest can also be completely removed, which is great when it comes to transport. Although I guess how much the chair ‘dismantles’ impacts whether it can be used for a car hoist and whether you need a WAV. Mine works well in both WAV and with a hoist into the boot of a car (personally use ford b-max).

I always feel incredibly secure when going up and down steep hills/slopes, small steps/kerbs, uneven surfaces/ rough terrain, which is due to the great suspension and well balanced frame. I feel really safe meaning I am now going out with friends and independently for the first time, as I know it won’t let me down, I won’t get stuck, or be unable to go up/over something. I have had other chairs that have not worked for me and have broken down, making me feel very unstable and uncomfortable. A stark contrast to how safe, comfortable and free when using this wheelchair. I would definitely recommend it!

Finally, I have a pediatric size chair as I am a very petite 22year old female, however, I know there is an adult version of this chair which as far as I am aware is the same, just a slightly larger seat, higher base, etc.

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