Wheelchair seating clinic

Providence physical therapists offer a special clinic for people with limited mobility. Our goal is to help clients improve their functional mobility through the use of appropriate scooters or wheelchairs. From evaluation to final fitting, we specialize in complex seating and mobility needs. We also help with financial arrangements, providing necessary information to physicians and insurance companies for billing purposes.

Our evaluation process includes:

  • Pressure mapping to assess physical contact and give guidelines to reduce seating pressure.
  • General physical evaluation:
  • Range of motion
  • Strength
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Mobility safety
  • We work with mobility vendors to identify the chair that will best meet each person’s mobility needs. A physician referral is required.

After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 86,000 adults and children.