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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Meet The Team
Mike Lehr, DPT
Physical Therapist, Director of Clinic Operations
Patient Care Coordinator
Farryn Kauffman , PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical TherapistView Profile
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 Gilbertsville
Welcome to Phoenix Gilbertsville! We’re here to help you get back to the activities you love. Our primary goal at Phoenix is to get you feeling like you again. We believe that you should never have to compromise between purposeful and cost-efficient rehabilitative care. To help you achieve your wellness goals, we combine ongoing patient education with personalized patient care and treatment plan. We promise to provide an exceptional level of care in a professional environment with highly qualified staff. We are conveniently located in the Gilbertsville Shopping center, near the Weis Market, just off of Philadelphia Ave in Gilbertsville...