Seating and Mobility Clinic

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Important Information

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network provides comprehensive Seating and Mobility evaluation, intervention, and recommendations to meet each individual's seating and mobility needs. The goals of the Seating and Mobility Clinic at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network are to maximize each client's independence and safety in the home and community; to improve posture and function; and to prevent secondary medical, orthopedic, and skin problems caused by poor seating.

A Seating and Mobility Clinic team works together to provide seating and mobility evaluation and services for persons with all types of conditions, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, pressure sores and many other neurological and orthopedic diagnoses.

Services Offered

Each person who comes to the Seating and Mobility Clinic undergoes a complete evaluation which includes the following: pertinent medical history; environmental and activity needs; caregiver needs; method of transportation in the community; sensation and skin integrity; postural alignment; range of motion and strength; functional mobility; and measurement for a wheelchair/seating system.

Clients are able to trial and/or learn about a variety of possible equipment options. For clients who have a high risk for skin breakdown, a computerized pressure mapping evaluation of the patient can be performed. Recommendations are made to maximize each person's positioning and functional needs and goals for home and community mobility. Equipment recommendations may include modifications to the client's current wheelchair or seating system and/or justification for new or different equipment. Equipment needs and recommendations for clients may range from simple seating and mobility interventions to customized seating or power wheelchairs with seating systems that tilt and/or recline.

Education is provided to assist clients in working with their insurance companies and durable medical equipment vendors to obtain the equipment recommended. Clients often return to the Seating and Mobility Clinic for adjustment, fitting, and training in the use and care of the equipment ordered and received.

Seating and mobility services are available at the following locations:

 

Washington, DC

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network

Irving Street
102 Irving Street , NW
Washington, DC 20010-2949
Wheelchair and Seating Clinic:
202-877-1822 or 202-877-1123
202-877-1030 FAX

Maryland

Montgomery County

NRH Rehabilitation Network
6001 Montrose Road, Suite 402
Rockville, MD 20852
Wheelchair and Seating Clinic:
202-877-1822 or 202-877-1123
202-877-1030 FAX

Prince George's County

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD 20721-1932
Wheelchair and Seating Clinic:
202-877-1822 or 202-877-1123
202-877-1030 FAX

Harford County

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network
12 MedStar Blvd, Suite 255
Bel Air, MD 21015
Wheelchair and Seating Clinic:
410-877-8078, Option #2
410-877-2061 FAX

 

St. Mary's County

NRH Rehabilitation Network
24035 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-2588
301-373-4558 FAX

Charles County

NRH Rehabilitation Network
3 Post Office Road, Suite 105 
Waldorf, MD 20602
Wheelchair and Seating Clinic:
202-877-1822 or 202-877-1123
202-877-1030 FAX

Baltimore City

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
O'Neill Building, Second Floor
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore. MD 21239-2905
443-444-5500
443-444-4607 FAX