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Wheelchair Seating and Mobility

Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center offers specialized services for evaluation and assessment of DRS sponsored clients who use wheelchairs or scooters for mobility in their home, job, or community. An experienced team of physical and occupational therapists, along with a certified Assistive Technology Provider (ATP) provides thorough evaluations of wheelchair seating and mobility/positioning needs, then match available technology, using client trials of the technology, to determine the best solution for a client’s mobility needs. WWRC has access to state-of-the-art wheelchairs and seating components which are used during the evaluation to ensure prescriptions are written using the most appropriate and current technology available. Custom seating modifications can be provided on a limited basis depending on complexity.

Update on Assistive Technology Services

Wheelchair and Seating Services — What to Expect

  • Pre-admission phone call by WWRC staff to gather information to assist us in meeting your needs during the evaluation
  • Experienced team specializing in wheelchair and seating technology
  • Emphasis on client and caregiver input into the evaluation process
  • Wide range of evaluation technology for trial during evaluation to determine best prescription
  • Manual, power-assist, scooters, and power wheelchairs
  • Seating products (e.g., cushions, back supports, trunk and extremity supports)
  • Alternate ways to drive a power wheelchair (e.g., breath support, head control, specialty switches)
  • Pressure mapping as a tool to evaluate pressure distribution and ways or specialized technology to perform pressure reliefs
  • Individualization  to ensure satisfactory fit, function, and performance  of recommended technology
  • Delivery of technology  through WWRC (additional visit required for delivery)
  • Client and caregiver training and education in technology use, maintenance, and warranty coverage
  • Vendor contact information provided for warranty service and follow-up questions
  • 30 day follow-up phone call to ensure that the technology is meeting your needs and expectations

Contact Information

Email: Physical Therapy ( | Phone: 800-345-9972, Ext. 5403327118 or 540-332-7118 | TTY 800-811-7893

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