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Since visiting many services around the UK revealing the new QUICKIE Q100 R, I frequently get asked how high can it kerb climb and how can I kerb climb consistently? As manufacturers, we always state in our owner’s manuals, brochures and website the maximum a chair can climb a kerb. However the challenge for our customers is that this is conducted in a controlled environment - dry floor, indoors and a clean obstacle. For clients however, there are many variables which affect them when using a powerchair and these variables inevitably can affect the success of climbing a kerb regardless of the powerchair they’re using.
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When Karen was 16 years old she was involved in a rollover motor vehicle accident which resulted in broken vertebrae and bruising of her spinal cord. Her official diagnosis was an incomplete C5/C6 spinal cord injury (SCI).
In 2010 during his fourth deployment to Afghanistan, Mark was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED). As a direct result of the explosion, both of Mark's lower extremities were amputated above the knees.
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