Outpatient

Wheelchair Seating & Positioning

Wheelchair Seating & Positioning

Siskin Hospital’s Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic helps provide comfortable and stable positioning options for individuals who rely on wheelchairs.

Finding the appropriate model and tailoring it to fit the individual is a vital component to ensuring comfort and health, as well as enabling independence and productivity. 

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All wheelchairs and equipment will be provided during your inpatient stay at Siskin Hospital. An advanced sterilizing system ensures all wheelchairs and equipment are clean and ready for your use.

Siskin Hospital’s staff, including physical and occupational therapists, are specially trained to provide evaluations to determine your specific needs. Therapists analyze your physical abilities, as well as take your lifestyle and environmental factors into consideration. Based on results from the evaluation, staff members will recommend a customized wheelchair seating system. The seating system may include a variety of tailored items, such as headrests, backrests, supportive cushions and arm, leg, and trunk supports.

The customized wheelchair seating system will promote proper positioning. Benefits from proper positioning include:

  • good posture
  • minimized pain
  • maximized function
  • enhanced digestion
  • enhanced breathing and respiratory function
  • prevention of pressure sores and other skin irritations
  • a slowing of further loss of mobility

We will work to ensure you and your family are comfortable with the equipment and can make recommendations for the best mobility devices available. Being able to comfortably navigate at home or in the community is an extremely important aspect of being as independent as possible.

Staff will provide information on a variety of manual and power wheelchairs and scooters, and can provide training and recommendations of equipment. Safety training for wheelchair use and transfer techniques is also available.

For more information, please call 423.634.1400 or email outpatient@siskinrehab.org

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