Many individuals with neurological, or other chronic conditions affecting their activities of daily living begin to have difficulty with their mobility as their disease progresses. Changes in balance, endurance, sensation, increased spasticity, muscle weakness, or a combination of these symptoms can affect mobility. Individuals may turn to assistive devices such as canes, walkers, or crutches when lower extremity weakness occurs.
But with further disease progression, these individuals may experience frequent falls or an inability to engage in community events, occupations, or other activities of personal value. It is then that, with much consideration, they realize it is time to transition to a manual or power wheelchair, or scooter. This transition can provide the independence an individual needs to participate in daily activities and lead a productive, active life.
Wheelchair and seating evaluations for patients experiencing a decline in their mobility and activities of daily living offer patients an opportunity to gain independence in their home and community and are the starting point for persons with disabilities, primarily neurological or cardiopulmonary, to receive a manual or power wheelchair.
Benefits of choosing Missouri Baptist as your wheelchair seating experts:
- Onsite communication and access to ordering physicians allows for more efficient and thorough communication and follow- through for both clients and therapists.
- Experienced therapist accumulating over 20 years experience in patient care with an emphasis in neurological conditions and wheelchair seating.
- Strong relationships with certified seating specialists at local medical supply vendors.
- Positive feedback from past clients.
- Convenient location and easy access for all areas in the St. Louis metro area.
- Provide the latest in weight technology, called pressure mapping, to evaluate and detail significant pressure points to ensure your chair cushion will perform proper pressure relief.
To learn more about wheelchair seating and schedule an appointment, call 314-996-3500.