Mangar Health’s Camel and ELK lifting cushions will be travelling to the winter Paralympics in Pyong Chang , South Korea this March, to support the Norwegian team.
Tor Arild Mortveit from Arcus Vita, Mangar Health’s distributor in Norway, presented the lifting cushions to team ambassador Cato Zahl Pedersen and Chief Medical Officer, Hilde Mosby Berge.
Cato is a familiar face in Norway having won fourteen medals at the Games, in both Winter and Summer Paralympics. Famous for alpine skiing and athletics, Pedersen also took part in a successful four-person Norwegian skiing expedition to the South Pole.
Tor says, “Arcus Vita is delighted to be supporting the Norwegian Paralympic team in Pyong Chang this winter. The Camel and ELK are great lifting solutions for the medical staff supporting the team and they are thrilled to have the equipment as part of their kit.
“During the long day of a tournament the competitors will need to get out of the wheelchair and lay down on a bench to rest. In Pyong Chang they know that the benches are very low and the ELK will be used for transfers between chair and bench. These guys are very muscular and heavy to lift so being able to use the Mangar ELK to do this job for us is the perfect answer to an ongoing challenge.”
Chief Medical Officer, Hilde Mosby Berge, uses the Camel with athletes at both the winter and summer Paralympics. Tor says, “Hilde is extremely experienced at managing the care of Paralympians and understands the high risk of injury in a number of the sports featured at the Games. The Camel is her equipment of choice to lift any injured competitors after a fall.
“In addition, some Paralympians find travelling long distances between international events challenging and the portability of the Camel makes it the ideal lifting device.”
Simon Claridge, CEO at Mangar Health commented, “We’re very proud to be associated with such a prestigious event as the Paralympics. The Mangar Health emergency lifting cushions are used by healthcare professionals world-wide to protect them from injuries caused by repetitive lifting. We wish the Norwegian competitors luck at the Games and hope the medical support team enjoy their time in Pyong Chang.”
The 2018 Paralympics start in South Korea on the 8th March and conclude on the 18th March.