Many patients served by the Genesis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation programs require the use of a wheelchair to achieve functional mobility. With the advent of new technology, the types and features of wheelchairs available have increased greatly and can be overwhelming for an individual who has not had a previous wheelchair experience. Wheelchairs provide a sophisticated seating system, granting the user a safe mobility device that supports proper posture, skin integrity, and functionality. With this high degree of specificity, there is a need to have experts available to insure the wheelchair user has the best fit possible.
Offered four times a month, twice at GMC-Davenport and twice at GMC-Silvis, participants can expect the following results:
- Improved balance
- Improved endurance
- Improved ability to safely perform daily tasks
- Improved muscle strength
- Reduced risk of falls
- Improved coordination
- Decrease in depressive symptoms
- Improved quality of life
For more information at the Wheelchair Clinics, please contact 563-421-4540.