Wheelchair Seating & Positioning
Our goal is to assist individuals who are primary wheelchair users to achieve
optimum independence, positioning and comfort in the use of their wheelchair
and seating system. These systems may include manual wheelchairs, power/electric
wheelchairs, motorized scooters, back systems and seat systems.
The wheelchair clinic staff may include physical and occupational therapists
whose role is to recommend appropriate equipment based on an evaluation
of the patient. We do not sell equipment. Our recommendations are forwarded
to a wheelchair equipment supplier. Various suppliers are available and
may participate in the evaluation process.
After the evaluating therapist makes final equipment recommendations,
the equipment supplier submits those recommendations to the insurance
company or funding source for approval. Once approved, equipment is ordered.
An appointment for fitting and training is scheduled when the equipment
is ready for delivery.
If you believe the clinic can help you, please consult your physician,
physical therapist or occupational therapist. A physician’s prescription
for a wheelchair evaluation by a physical or occupational therapist is
required. Call 540-536-5113 for more information.