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Navigating life in wheelchair can be difficult, not to mention finding the right equipment and finding funds for it. Our team is at your side to make this as easy as possible. Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation is home to one of the few full-time wheelchair seating clinics in the Carolinas. Our occupational and physical therapists offer detailed evaluations and expert guidance to help you get the equipment you need.

Patient Care – What to Expect

We’ll start your care with a 90-minute appointment to get to know you and learn about your wheelchair needs. If you’re already working with an equipment provider that you like, we’ll coordinates schedules so they can be at your visit. Patients can also schedule follow up visits if they need additional help finding their perfect chair, if they want to test equipment, and if they want to be trained on their new equipment or have it adjusted. Here’s why patients choose us:

  • Leading expertise: For more than three decades, our therapists have been 100% dedicated to the Wheelchair Seating Clinic. They’re specially certified and have deep experience helping patients like you.
  • Advanced technology: We use state-of-the-art tools that help us understand how you sit and what type of support your body needs. We use that information to pair you with the right equipment that meets your exact needs.
  • Team approach: In addition to our wheelchair seating specialists, our patients have access to physiatrists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, social workers and other experts who can support you through all aspects of your injury or illness.
  • Wide selection: We partner with many manufacturers, which enables our patients to test all types of wheelchairs before making a selection.
  • Insurance assistance: We’ll help you navigate all of the wheelchair-related paperwork your insurance provider needs.

Wheelchair Seating: Who We Help

We help all types of patients find the right wheelchair, including those who’ve experienced:

Wheelchair Seating Program and Services

Our goal is to help our patients be as comfortable and mobile as possible in their new wheelchair. We’ll support you through:

  • Patient education: First, we’ll talk to you about your goals and what type of wheelchair will work best for you. Then we’ll teach you how to use your wheelchair safely and effectively.
  • Computerized interface pressure mapping: We use a computerized pad to understand how you sit and see how your body’s pressure is distributed in your chair. Then we can select the right cushion for your comfort and health.
  • Custom molding: We use specialty machines to custom-make shape seats and backs, if your posture doesn't match up with readily available products.