Our comprehensive wheelchair evaluation helps determine the right seating system for you. We work with you to find the best solution for regaining independence and mobility. We also provide therapy for balance problems.
What to Expect from a Wheelchair Evaluation
First, you visit your doctor to address your mobility needs. Your doctor writes a prescription for a seating and mobility evaluation. An occupational therapist (OT) or physical therapist (PT) provides your evaluation. The reason for the evaluation can be new equipment, replacement equipment or modifications to current equipment.
An OT or PT works with wheelchair vendors to determine your mobility needs. The team creates a wheelchair prescription based on:
- Your goals, abilities and physical assessment
- Skin safety
- Your home
- Your job
- How you perform your daily living activities with your current mobility device, if you have one
You then make an appointment with the referring doctor in order to complete a letter of medical necessity. The doctor sends this to the vendor for the order.
When you receive your wheelchair, our therapist checks the fit and how well you are able to use the chair.