Seating and mobility evaluations include an assessment of posture, strength, range of motion, skin and mobility as it pertains to the use of wheelchairs and other medical equipment. This information is used in the assessment of appropriate positioning and mobility devices.
Evaluation for custom durable medical equipment to include:
- Manual and power wheelchairs
- Bathroom equipment
- Other related mobility equipment
Seating and mobility clinic best serves clients with a variety of neurological and other diagnoses causing physical disabilities that affect function, posture, positioning, skin integrity and mobility.
Measures interface pressures with different cushions, back rests or mattresses. Provides information on interface pressures with different cushions or backs (valuable for the client with skin breakdown).
Equipment selection based on:
- Patient and Family goals
- Pressure Mapping
- Therapeutic evaluation of function, tone, and positioning
- Accessibility for home, community and transportation, funding of equipment
- Professional Staff involved:
Michele Lloyd, PT, ATP
Rehab Technology Supplier
Consulting Occupational Therapist as needed
Consulting Speech Language Pathologist as needed