Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic

If you or a loved one require the use of a wheelchair, you know that one size doesn’t fit all.

The only such clinic in the area, Doctors Community Hospital’s Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic, provides specialized services to help wheelchair users achieve optimal comfort and skin relief  - protecting them from injuries and improving the quality of their lives.

It is important that people be fit for the right wheelchair or seating system in a manner that considers their lifestyle while helping to avoid further injuries such as:

  • Pressure sores
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Decreased circulation
  • Exacerbation of current injury or condition

The Right Fit for Your Health and Lifestyle

Our expert team of rehabilitation therapists works closely with vendors to provide individualized wheelchair assessments, recommendations and fittings using the latest pressure mapping technology. This technology helps therapists determine patient suitability of wheelchair cushions based on measurements of resistance and pressure when sitting or moving. The ultimate goal is reducing risk of ulceration.

The yellow and red coloration shows where the most pressure is being applied when in a sitting position.

In addition, we offer:

  • Needs assessments to identify  personalized accessories and provide special/adaptive equipment fittings tailored to each person’s unique mobility, level of independence and lifestyle concerns and needs.
  • Support services and training for caregivers of wheelchair users
  • Recommendations for other services (e.g., wound care, dietary education, rehabilitation services, etc.).

Who We Can Help

We serve a wide range of wheelchair users including:

  • Stroke survivors
  • People who have Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic patients
  • Spinal cord injury patients
  • Geriatric patients
  • Wound care patients

The Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic’s convenient location on the campus of Doctors Community Hospital in Prince George's County, Maryland, gives people easy access to physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as other comprehensive specialty services like the Diabetes Care Program and Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine – all available at Doctors Community Hospital.