When an individual experiences a decline in their physical condition due to medical complications or older age, they may no longer be able to walk independently. One of our Occupational Therapists can complete a wheelchair assessment to enable such an individual to maintain safe and independent access to their environment.
A wheelchair and a seating assessment ensures an optimum fit between the user and their equipment. Buying a wheelchair is much like buying a car in that more features cost more money, so choosing an appropriate wheelchair vendor is very important: an Occupational Therapist can help individuals in this process.
Where and how is the wheelchair assessment completed?
What problems may be suitable for a wheelchair assessment?
What will the wheelchairassessment assess?
What information will I receive following a wheelchair assessment?
A wheelchair assessment can take place in one of our clinics on a one to one basis. It will be completed by an Occupational Therapist and involve an observation of an individual's movement, posture, size, weight and strength patterns. A detailed analysis will then follow the assessment and will provide advice on the best wheelchair for them.
A wheelchair assessment would be suitable for an individual, if they have any of the following:
One of our Occupational Therapists will complete a wheelchair assessment in order to determine how the above difficulties/conditions are impacting upon their abilities to access their environment independently. Recommendation on how to improve an individual's independence may follow this assessment and will aid an individual's ability to participate in their everyday activities.
An Occupational Therapist would complete a wheelchair assessment for the following conditions:
A wheelchair assessment can also be completed with individuals without a specific diagnosis and with those with other conditions not listed.
Our wheelchair assessments includes obtaining background information; identifying problems and goals: assessing current function, posture, mobility and equipment and a physical examination/simulation, if possible; and will offer recommendations if needed.
If required a report detailing the findings of the assessment can be provided following one of our wheelchair assessment. This will comprise of a detailed analysis of how an individual's condition or poorly fitted wheelchair is impacting on their ability to access their environment independently and will detail recommendations on how this can be improved upon.
Treatment following a wheelchairassessments may include one or more of the following:
Our treatment are flexible and can be carried out here in one of our clinics or in the comfort of the individuals own home.
In summary our Occupational Therapist are highly skilled in providing accurate and pure wheelchair assessments. They can provide outstanding recommendations to ensure an individual can enjoy accessing their community and environment independently and freely.
If you would a wheelchair assessment or want to talk to one of our therapists regarding any of your problems them please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02033 937 332 and we will be happy help.
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