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Wheelchair Assessments

When a person experiences a decline in their physical condition due to medical complications or old age, they may no longer be able to walk independently. An Occupational Therapist can complete a wheelchair assessment to enable such a person to maintain safe and independent access to their environment.

A wheelchair and 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 you with this process.

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Wheelchairs Are Available In Both Manual And Powered Versions

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Tilt-in-space Wheelchairs

Tilt-in-space wheelchairs are larger and heavier chairs that allow the user to tilt while keeping constant the angle between seat and back. These chairs are especially helpful for people with poor trunk control, weak abdominal muscles, or an inability to independently shift their body weight from side to side.

Regular Wheelchairs

Regular wheelchairs are more comfortable chairs that allow users with a wide variety of medical conditions to move about indoors and outside. A regular wheelchair enables its user to propel it using their arms and legs, which helps them maintain the strength and range of movement of their limbs.

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Complete Rehab Solutions can also help wheelchair owners apply for funding from their extended health care insurers and the governments Public Guardian and Trustee, as applicable (out province residents).

If you want help to improve the mobility of your residents and reduce the physical strain on your employees in an Assisted Living or Residential Care facility, call on Complete Rehab Solutions to customize and help secure funding for the best possible solutions. Please read the following article on the Wheelchair Assessment roles for more information with how a Wheelchair Assessment is conducted and what your role is within an assessment.

We provide our Wheelchair assessments in the following Lower Mainland areas: West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.