OT Assessment Service Demand Increase
13 Sep 2017
Over the last few months Wheelfreedom have seen a constant increase in demand for our OT assessment services. Partnered with an experienced Occupational Therapist, we offer an OT consultation service for those needing high-level pressure care and postural support on powered and manual wheelchairs. This service is ideal from everything from a manual Tilt in Space chair, through to high end, custom built powerchairs.
There are many benefits with using an Occupational Therapist to assess your personal needs, when it comes to finding the perfect product. This service is primarily aimed at those who are getting a configurable wheelchair, especially those who have clinical seating needs, as this service ensures that the individual receives an appropriate level of comfort, support and pressure relief. We are also able to provide an OT consultation for more basic models of scooter and powerchair, although generally this is not needed.
As our existing customers will be aware, we have fully trained product specialists, all of whom are capable and knowledgeable in providing seating solutions. However, an OT assessment adds that extra level of expertise; this can prove important for individuals with complex clinical needs. People at high risk of pressure sores, or those needing significant postural support will benefit from a trained medical professional’s perspective.
During an assessment, our OT specialist will advise and assist with your decision, going through the various options available, with the option for a comprehensive written report. An Occupational Therapist will be responsible for configuring the appropriate backrest, seat cushion, headrest and lateral supports, as well as anything else necessary for your requirements.
Above is a paediatric Zippie Salsa M2 Mini, from Sunrise Medical, custom-built in partnership with our OT, with specialist seating. This chair is being handed over this week for the new school term.
For further information on our Occupational Therapist assessment service, please speak to one of our mobility specialists on 0800 025 8005, alternatively contact us on Facebook or Twitter.