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What is a Human Kinetic Engineer?

My name is Bart van der Velde and I work as a Seating and Mobility specialist at Momentum Healthcare. My background is in Human Kinetic Engineering, which is a 4-year degree, given at the Hague University in the Netherlands. It was set up to train people in both medical expertise and engineering skills. Subjects during […]

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APEX wheelchair wins reddot design award

The Apex wheelchair, with its carbon-fibre construction, is one of the lightest rigid-frame models in the world. It weighs only 4.2 kg thanks to its cutting-edge technology. Moreover, it is characterised by high strength and durability. The design is fully based on a modular structure. Its laser-etched markings allow users to easily adjust key components and specify their […]

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Evidence that Ride products work significantly better than the competition

The evidence is building! Even though medical advances have led to increased life expectancy for people with severe disabilities, secondary functional and health conditions can often significantly hinder quality of life. A growing body of research supports the consideration of alternatives to traditional wheelchair cushion materials and design (immersion/envelopment). Ride Designs takes a potentially more […]

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Standing Wheelchairs – OT or PT budget?

At Momentum Healthcare, we have always been great believers in the benefits of standing wheelchairs. We are exclusive distributors in Ireland for the world-leading Lifestand brand, and we have already seen many people enjoy a great difference in their quality of life after they begin using one. A Lifestand standing wheelchair is much more than […]

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Spreading the word ‘Run in the Dark’

Momentum Healthcare is proud to take part this year again support the annual Run in the Dark event, held to support the work of the Mark Pollock Trust. The Trust works to help fund research into finding a fast-track cure for serious spinal cord injuries and paralysis, which Mark, who was already blind since the […]

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Exclusive range of cushions and backrests

Momentum Healthcare is pleased to announce we’ve just forged another major international partnership. We have become exclusive distributors for Ireland for the market-leading wheelchair cushions and backrests ranged produced by Ride Designs, the renowned American designers and manufacturers, who are based in Denver, Colorado. Ride Designs have long been renowned for their innovative and user-centric […]

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Unwavering Mark shows what’s possible

One of the most pioneering people we know is scientific explorer and innovator Mark Pollock, who we are delighted to number among our many satisfied GTM wheelchair users. Mark has suffered much adversity in his life but his own personal drive, combined with a fantastic support network, has enabled him to accept life in a […]

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‘Shake It Off’ – and live life to the max!

At Momentum Healthcare, we know that having a disability needn’t limit your potential or general enjoyment of life. We support and work closely with wheelchair athletes who compete at all levels up to international standard. We also help others of all ages to be as mobile as possible through our range of wheelchairs, mobility scooters, […]

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Garreth’s smashing success story

Momentum Healthcare are proud supporters of a true Irish sporting pioneer – wheelchair tennis player Garreth Greene. Garreth has already achieved the highest world ranking ever of any Irish-born tennis player (wheelchair or able-bodied), and is this year aiming to become the first ever athlete to represent Ireland in the sport at the Paralympic Games. […]

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Exclusive distributors for Meyra

Momentum Healthcare has just become the exclusive distributor for Ireland of the internationally-renowned Meyra range of wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Meyra brings more than 75 years of German engineering and precision to each wheelchair and scooter they deliver, as they fully live up to their slogan and philosophy: “We move people”. The Meyra range includes: […]