Medical Matters for Medical Professionals

Mobility Challenges

Below are links to more information based on your mobility challenge.

As a medical professional, your #1 focus is on evaluating and facilitating the many key aspects of your patients' specific healthcare needs. We encourage you to reach out to our MobilityWorks Certified Mobility Consultants. By learning about the current conditions of your patients as well as their prognosis for the future and the assistive devices they use, we can help make recommendations on mobility products available to make their lives easier.

Mobility equipment and assistive technology products such as adaptive driving aids, assistive seating, and scooter lifts, are created with three primary goals in mind:

  1. Enabling you or your passenger to enter and exit your vehicle more easily, safely and comfortably
  2. Obtaining the safest and most comfortable seating position possible
  3. Transporting a personal mobility device such as a scooter or wheelchair in the easiest manner possible

Mobility equipment products can be used on an individual basis or in combinations depending on an individual's physical challenge or disability. Each situation is unique to that individual. Mobility products are generally---although not exclusively----geared towards those have slight to partial loss of mobility.

Mobility equipment products have two main applications:

  1. To make standard production cars, minivans, vans and/or SUVs more accessible for people who have slight to partial mobility loss but are generally not full-time wheelchair users. Users of these products must be able to ---with assistance---stand, turn and take a step or two.
  2. For people who are using wheelchair vans but need further adaptations to help them to be more successful or comfortable in the use of their wheelchair van.

For individuals whose transportation needs would be best served by a wheelchair accessible vehicle, we always begin by taking a look at several key factors including;

  • Will the wheelchair user be the driver of the vehicle, or will family members/caregivers?
  • What are the wheelchair user's "key dimensions" (i.e. height/weight of the individual and height/weight of their wheelchair)?
  • Who needs to be transported in the van and where will it be parked/garaged? For example, if you have a very narrow garage, you may have difficulty with a side-entry lift in your vehicle.
  • What is your budget for a vehicle purchase? Do you have a maximum amount you can/would like to spend? What type of monthly payment are you comfortable with? We can also help you in locating alternate funding resources as well.

To help you, as a medical professional, in keeping on top of the many mobility products available to your patients, we offer training seminars and in-service participation. We can provide mobility equipment and accessible van training for OTs/PTs in conjunction with many local colleges and universities. We are also able to provide a mobility consultant for in-service events, such as spinal cord injury support groups and rehabilitation center group meetings.

We can help to arrange for classroom materials, visual aids, brochures and other product information to help students, physicians, healthcare professionals and patients to understand the many different types of equipment and vehicles available to help with a variety of mobility needs. Topics we can cover include;

  • Hand Control Options
  • High-Tech Driving Equipment
  • Side-Entry and Rear-Entry Accessible Vehicles
  • Power Transfer Seats
  • Wheelchair and Scooter Information—What is that Important?
  • Wheelchair Measurements
  • Pre-Modification Planning
  • Behind the Wheel Instruction
  • Maintenance and Repairs and More...

At MobilityWorks we pride ourselves on developing lasting relationships with our customers, their families and their caregivers. We want to ensure that you have the most appropriate mobility equipment for your unique needs---today and in the future.

So, whether you would be best aided by an adaptive seat, adaptive driving aids or a scooter lift in your existing vehicle or if a wheelchair accessible minivan, would be a better option for you, we can help get you back on the road to freedom and independence, so you...never miss a moment.

Mobility Challenges

Below are links to more information based on your mobility challenge.

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