If you’re dependent on a wheelchair for your mobility, then its precise suitability for your body, medical condition, and lifestyle will greatly impact your functioning and independence. This makes a professional wheelchair assessment vital for anyone using a wheelchair, either power or manual.
Mulligan PT is one of the only clinics in the area able to offer this type of expertise and I’m confident that my clinic can provide for all of your wheeled mobility needs.
What is a Wheelchair Evaluation?
My clients benefit from a wheelchair evaluation that entails two aspects:
• First, I assess your body as a whole, looking at strength, range of motion, functional mobility, coordination, sensation and postural assessments.
• Also, I take time to fully understand your seating and positioning needs and the manner you’ll be using your wheelchair.
For the evaluation, a wheelchair vendor will provide some samples of equipment to help make a proper assessment. Upon completion, all appropriate paperwork is submitted to your insurance for approval. Once the equipment has been approved, ordered and delivered, I ask patients to return to Mulligan Physical Therapy so I can make any adjustments and ensure their complete satisfaction with the end product.
Why is There a Need for a Specialized Evaluation with a PT?
Determining your needs for manual or power mobility is a very serious matter and needs to be addressed properly. Given the wide range of available options, it’s important to be seen by someone who’s familiar with the products. Armed with extensive knowledge of body movement and issues related to improper alignment that can occur when sitting in a chair throughout the day, a PT can make the proper recommendations for your wheelchair and educate you about seating and positioning.
Please contact us for further information or to set up an appointment.