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Seating and Wheeled Mobility Services

Occupational therapists at Moving Mountains Therapy Center use a client/environment/occupation perspective that considers the interface between these three elements when assessing and recommending complex mobility equipment.

The role of occupational therapists providing SWM services includes: 

  • Conducting individualized, holistic evaluations to determine clients’ skills and patterns of daily living and mobility

  • Identifying and addressing clients’ needs, interests, goals, supports, and barriers to participation in meaningful activities, roles, and occupations

  • Assessing and recommending equipment, technology, and environmental modifications to increase accessibility and align with clients’ needs, goals, and abilities

  • Providing justification for funding sources and procurement of medically necessary equipment and technology by completing required documentation

  • Fitting and customizing equipment to meet clients’ present and potential future needs and goals

  • Assisting clients to develop habits, roles, routines, and coping strategies that support physical, psychological, and social health and well-being

  • Training clients, caregivers, and family members on safe and efficient device and technology use

  • Remaining abreast of current policy and reimbursement changes, documentation requirements, and technological advances to support clients

  • Measuring outcomes of clients’ health and wellness, quality of life, participation, and occupational performance relative to function and participation in daily life, and making necessary adjustments

Who Can Benefit From SWM Services?

Individuals throughout the lifespan who have diverse clinical conditions (temporary or permanent), functional abilities, and mobility goals can benefit from occupational therapy practitioners providing SWM services and equipment. Some examples of services and equipment provided include proper seating and positioning within a classroom, independent mobility to complete social activities in the community, a customized control system for a power wheelchair user with limited hand function, or a system for pressure redistribution and wound prevention. Caregivers and family members also benefit from SWM devices, equipment, and training, to assist with caregiving and facilitate client independence and safety. 

Our customized wheelchair seating system will promote proper positioning. Benefits from proper positioning include:

  • good posture

  • minimized pain

  • maximized function

  • enhanced digestion

  • enhanced breathing and respiratory function

  • prevention of pressure sores and other skin irritations

  • a slowing of further loss of mobility


If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your primary care physician about a referral or contact us directly:

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