Seating Clinic

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:

  • Seated posture

  • Comfort

  • Breathing

  • Skin health

  • Interacting with the environment

  • Functional independence with activities of daily living

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):

  • Manual wheelchairs

  • Scooters

  • Power wheelchairs

  • Seating systems, including seat cushions, specialty back supports and other accessories

Services Provided:

  • 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.