Posture is important to how we function in daily activities, interact with others, and engage within our physical environment. Correct posture and positioning has numerous benefits, including increased comfort, reduced risk of a pressure injuries, increased respiratory function, and promoting effective digestion.
Whether we are sitting to relax or using a wheelchair to move about the home or community, being appropriately supported in seated positions allows us to optimize our health and independence.
Occupational Therapists can help take the guesswork out of which chair or wheelchair is most suitable and appropriate to meet your needs, potentially saving you or your loved one’s valuable time and money, all while keeping your goals and desires in mind.
How can we help?
Occupational Therapists can provide assessments, prescriptions, and recommendations on the most suitable and appropriate wheelchairs to maximize your independence.
The OT will complete a formal assessment to determine your goals and functional abilities. They will then make recommendations on the most suitable wheelchair to match these goals and assessment findings.
Working closely together, the Occupational Therapists can assist by guiding you through the entire process, from initial assessment to equipment trial, delivery, and final set-up.
Contact us today to book an assessment or with any questions you may have about seating and postural management!