“THE MISSION OF THE STAND UP AND PLAY FOUNDATION IS TO PROVIDE WHEELCHAIR USERS AND OTHERS WITH IMPAIRED MOBILITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAND UP AND ENGAGE IN RECREATIONAL AND EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES THROUGH ACCESS TO PARAMOBILES, CLINICS, AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS. OUR ORGANIZATION INTRODUCES THE PARAMOBILE AND OTHER ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT TO WHEELCHAIR USERS THROUGH CLINICS AND DEMONSTRATIONS WHERE WE REINFORCE THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF STANDING. OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE PARAMOBILES AVAILABLE TO AS MANY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS, REHAB CENTERS, GOLF COURSES, VETERANS GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS AS POSSIBLE.”
LOVING LIFE WITH A HANDICAP
The Paramobile was originally designed for disabled golfers, but can also be customized for use in other sports and leisure activities such as fishing or archery. With its strong chassis frame, the Paramobile can cope with gradients of up to 30 degrees and sideways inclinations of about 17 degrees. The Paramobile will turn automatically into a safe position should these limits be exceeded. The design allows for an absolutely secure footing in any position.
The therapeutic benefits of the golf game for physically limited players are immense. It stimulates the metabolism, stretches the muscles, reduces spasticities, and enhances the mobility of their joints. The all-terrain Paramobile with its patented stand-up device combines practical know-how with innovative ideas for maximum playing fun. Its unequaled stability when the golfer is hitting the ball enables performance that is comparable to those of non-handicapped players.
Thanks to this piece of equipment, wheelchair users are discovering a new and unimagined level of freedom and independence. Being able to stand up boosts self-esteem – one can finally stand up facing others at eye level – and has a therapeutic effect. It promotes circulation and digestion, stretches tendons and ligaments, reduces spasticity, and prevents joints from seizing up.