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SPECIAL SECTION Neurotrauma GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MOBILITY CHAIRS THE POWER AND FREEDOM IN TRACKCHAIRS 76 Innovative Health - Summer 2016 /// BY RICK MARSCHALL There are assisted-mobility chairs and there are assisted-mobility chairs. There are wheelchairs; there are motorized wheelchairs for “getting around”; there are heavy-duty mechanical marvels that provide even more freedom and the ability to do chores; and… there are virtual ATVs for the disabled. They cannot be called that – formally, they are Personal Assistance Mobility Devices – but these amazing vehicles leave sidewalks and average terrains in the dust. So to speak. Imagine being disabled and seriously challenged, physically. Life was once restricted to rooms with windows, to sidewalks and limited mobility. Imagine further that you are a hunter; and that now you can go, at good speeds, into woods and across fields to hunt. Imagine that you love the water, and water sports, and fishing; and not you can go to shorelines, even into 8-10 inches of water. Mud; sand; you name it. Liberation on tracks. Motorized tracks. Monster tracks. These breakthroughs are possible through the line of Action Trackchairs offered exclusively in the state by Michigan Outdoor Mobility. If personal assistance mobility devices had ambassadors, Brian Reno would be head of the delegation. “I love what I do,” said Brian. His life changed when he met a man on a mission – Tim Swenson, whose son, disabled in an auto accident, led him to invent the Trackchair. Brian’s own son was wheelchair-bound since the age of three… and the rest was history after he saw a Trackchair at a trade show. Now, as a virtual evangelist for the freedom and possibilities of life after Trackchair, Brian is a super-salesman. “I love what I do,” is a phrase that dots his conversations.


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