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Wheelchair Assessment Services

About Our Program

Wheelchair Assessment by Experts

For people who require mobility assistive equipment - such as wheelchairs, walkers, or artificial limbs - the right assistaive device can make all the difference in the world. Our Wheelchair Assessment Service is led by physical therapists who are certified Assistive Technology Professionals, and supported by suppliers of complex rehab technology who assist in advanced equipment selection. They work with clients to identify goals, physical capabilities and challenges, and environments where the equipment must function. Other services include computerized pressure mapping assessments, standing frame evaluations, and custom seat cushion and back support shape capture. Proper evaluation can reduce costs, improve mobility and quality of life, and - equally important - prevent complications that result from ill-fitting equipment.

Initial Assessment

Complete our initial wheelchair assesment

We set aside 90 minutes to complete the initial wheelchair assessment, which is broken down into four parts: the interview, mat assessment, equipment simulation, and equipment specification.

Goals for the session include:

  • Maximizing independence with mobility
  • Recommending equipment that is functional, safe and comfortable
  • Improving posture and function while seated in a wheelchair
  • Preventing secondary complications, such as orthopedic deformity, loss of skin integrity, pain and depression
Resources

Rehab Management Articles

Jillian Cacopardo, MPT, ATP/SMS, is the clincal coordinator of our Wheelchair Assessment Services. She has published a number of articles and other content to help educate clinicians and the public about wheelchair use.

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