Individuals with walking and mobility issues or limitations may require a specialized wheelchair and seating system. At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, Occupational and Physical therapists and RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) can assist in making decisions about seating and mobility devices to best meet their individual needs.
A properly fitting wheelchair and seating system will improve:
Most insurance companies require a Wheelchair and Seating Evaluation in order to provide funding for the necessary equipment. Evaluations can be provided for the following equipment (subject to insurance approval):
Posture evaluation to determine the consumer’s needs
Evaluation of current manual and/or power wheelchair
Demonstration of wheelchairs and seating products for trial and to generate recommendations for prescription
Computerized pressure mapping to determine proper seating that will improve seated pressure distribution and promote wound healing
Fitting of prescribed equipment when ready for delivery to ensure proper fit
Wheelchair mobility skills training
A physician’s referral is required for a Wheelchair Seating Evaluation. Please contact 410-448-6421 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.