Ohio State offers seating assistance to improve mobility, skin and tissue health, and comfort.
The Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center conducts personalized assessments of each client’s needs, condition and abilities. Ohio State specialists can help fit each patient with the customized transportation aid best suited for that individual. The goal is to improve each person’s mobility, productivity, comfort and quality of life.
A properly fitted wheelchair, scooter or transportation device can provide support, improve health and mobility, and promote independence. Ohio State can assist all people with disabilities improve their seating and mobility. Often, services are provided for people who have these conditions:
- Brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy (chronic condition affecting body movement and muscle coordination)
- Spina bifida (a birth defect that can result in various, severe disabilities)
- Post-polio syndrome (physical disabilities following the initial polio incident)
- Pressure sores (damaged tissue caused by lack of blood flow due to pressure)
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
Ohio State’s Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic helps you select and obtain seating that is comfortable, contributes to your health and meets your lifestyle and mobility goals. Here’s why people choose Ohio State for seating and positioning help:
Personalized Care: You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals. We will help you learn the skills and techniques you need to improve your abilities at work, home and social settings.
Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.
Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.