Get the most out of your mobility device

Joy Riders

Designed for children aged 0-6 years who are experiencing a delay in their mobility, the program focuses on achieving “on-time mobility”. Our team of friendly therapists utilises play and exploration, along with a range of fun powered devices such as Koala chairs, little cars or Wizzybugs, to get children moving around their environment at the same pace as their peers.

Research has shown that access to “on-time mobility” through powered mobility devices has a positive impact on independent mobility and other key developmental skills. The Joy Riders program is supported by this evidence, making it an excellent choice for parents looking to give their child the best possible start.

Our team is highly trained and experienced in working with young children, and we understand the importance of ensuring that the program is tailored to each child’s unique needs. With Joy Riders, children can develop their independence and social skills while having fun and exploring their environment.

St.Giles Joy Riders program is proudly supported by Woolworths Tasmanian supermarkets.

Wheelchair Skills Programs

We understand that learning how to use a new mobility device can be daunting, and we are here to support you. Our team offers a range of programs to help you develop and improve your powered mobility and manual wheelchair skills.

Our powered mobility program is designed to help individuals who are new to using a powered mobility device, such as an electric wheelchair, learn the necessary skills to use the device safely and effectively. We offer personalized training sessions, which include setting up the device to your needs, basic maneuvering, and advanced techniques to navigate challenging environments.

We also provide manual wheelchair skills training for individuals who rely on manual wheelchairs for mobility. Our program includes training on proper positioning, transfers, and navigating different terrains. We aim to help you become more confident and independent in using your device, which can lead to greater freedom and quality of life.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the support you need to integrate your new mobility device into your daily life. Contact us to learn more about our AT-related programs and how we can help you improve your skills.

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Visit our STATEWIDE THERAPY SERVICES page to see what services, programs and support StGiles can offer. Remember, for more information and advice on how StGiles can support in your situation anytime, please…


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You may have a number of different appointments with doctors and specialists – so start a notebook of all conversations and appointments. Keep all documents together in a single folder – you will need to keep receipts, invoices, forms etc…


Review funding options

Every case is unique. StGiles can help you identify the services to meet your needs and the best funding option available for your situation.

Funding options include:

  • Medicare plans
  • Private health
  • NDIS
  • Self-funded: you can pay the full fee without any funding.

NDIS Support Coordination

If you are eligible for the NDIS, it may take several months for your funding and Plan to be approved. StGiles can assist you with NDIS plan co-ordination and management (including some or all of the funding including financial, legal and administrative requirements).


NDIS service provider

Once you have an approved NDIS Plan, it is up to you to choose a Disability Service Provider(s). StGiles offers an extensive range of services for both adults and children living with disability. Our services can be tailored to meeting individual needs, delivered individually or as a package, and can change as your needs evolve.


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