Being in a wheelchair doesn't mean you can’t be active and mobile. A properly fitted and adjusted wheelchair can make a big difference – promoting better posture, easing irritation due to rubbing, facilitating deeper breathing and increasing mobility.
Mercy’s experienced physical and occupational therapists help patients who need:
As part of the fitting process, Mercy offers pressure mapping. This involves placing a mat with sensors between you and your seat cushion that gives physical therapists information about how you sit. With this feedback, a physical therapist can provide you with the best cushion options to help improve comfort and mobility.
We work with adults and children who may need a wheelchair due to:
As always, our care team is here to work for you and answer questions you may have about wheelchair positioning and fitting. If you think you could benefit from a seating adjustment, please talk to your Mercy doctor. We want to keep you moving as safely and comfortably as possible.