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.
“I was barely able to move my neck and was unable to function at my job. I haven’t felt this good in years. The staff are amazing and the techs are a lot of fun to work with. I will miss my sessions, but I’m cured!”
“Starting with almost no movement and a lot of pain, OT has restored my strength and flexibility in my hand. The staff was empathetic, efficient and made a somewhat tedious task fun. I am very happy with the outcome and am able to do my daily activities with relative ease.”
“It was a very educational experience and helpful to my recovery. The staff are knowledgeable and know what to do. The homework stretches and exercises were helpful now and will be in the future.”
“I have been taken under the wings of a great team of people helping me with my lymphedema. I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received. This is an excellent place to get the proper care and attention needed to improve.”