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Wheelchair Seating Clinic

Purpose

Our mission at the Wheelchair Seating Clinic is to provide clients with a comprehensive clinic in a convenient setting. We will provide evaluation and recommendation for the client's wheelchair equipment needs including positioning devices, cushions and modifications. A qualified therapist will also monitor skin integrity.

Our Team

  • Client
  • Caregiver
  • Physician
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker
  • Durable medical equipment supplier

Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Provide a comprehensive evaluation for clients who are required to spend more than four hours a day in a wheelchair
  • Make necessary modifications to our client's existing wheelchair and/or cushion
  • Provide the client with periodic re-evaluations to determine if existing equipment should be upgraded
  • Monitor changes in skin integrity caused by prolonged sitting
  • Provide the client and caregivers with education regarding management of wheelchair equipment, skin care and positioning alternatives
  • Provide emotional support and a link to community resources

When

Designated Thursdays each month
1-5 p.m.

Where

North Mississippi Medical Center
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Longtown Medical Park
4381 South Eason Boulevard
Tupelo, MS 38801

Referrals

Physician or nurse practitioner's referral is required.

For More Information

For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).