The occupational therapists at Phoenix perform a clinical evaluation for the medical necessity of a wheelchair, powered wheelchair, or scooter for transitional care use.
What is the Clinical Wheel Chair Evaluation and Functional Mobility Assessment?
This physician prescribed evaluation is an assessment that objectively measures the functional mobility of a person while in a clinic setting. The evaluation provides the means for the client, occupational therapist, physician, and family to determine if a person needs assistive mobility devices to function.
Features of the evaluation include:
- Objective tests
- Clinical observation
- The trial of mobility devices
- Mobility vendor present
- Muscle strength
- Cognitive skills
- Transfers and functional ambulation
A recommendation is made by the occupational therapist based on the results of the wheelchair assessment along with the collaboration of the wheelchair vendor. This proposal is discussed with the patient and family, and a letter of medical necessity is sent to the physician and insurance carrier. Wheelchair positioning and wheelchair fitting services may also be available by our occupational therapists.
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Bradford, PA, 16701-3273
Phone: (814) 596-0016
Fax: (814) 596-0024
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Meet The Team
Kylie Howard, PT, DPT
Sandra J. Macfarlane, PT, DPT
Patient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Kelsey Lovell, MS, ATC, PTA
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist Assistant
A large part of what sets Phoenix apart is our team. We are proud to employ highly trained professionals who are not only skilled at what they do, but are passionate about providing you with individualized care. Our Phoenix team members are what makes achieving quality clinical outcomes possible through expertise and a personal approach.
Welcome to Bradford
At Phoenix, we believe that rehabilitative services should be effective, purposeful and cost-efficient. We ensure you get high-quality care in a professional health care setting with professional and empathetic staff committed to you. Your journey back to feeling like you again starts during your very first appointment where you will work directly with a member of our team to develop your personalized patient care and treatment plan. By combining an individualized care plan and patient education, we help you achieve your wellness goals...
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