Pediatric Wheelchair and Equipment Clinic
The Pediatric Wheelchair and Equipment Clinic provides comprehensive assessment and management of children and young adults to determine the most appropriate device for improving mobility, daily functional abilities, independence and comfort. Spaulding physical and occupational therapists develop customized recommendations for equipment, including specialized adapted strollers, manual and power wheelchairs, walkers, standers, and bath equipment. Spaulding also provides follow-up visits for fittings and adjustments when necessary.
Approach to Care
Whether a child needs a single therapy or a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists develop a customized care plan to ensure the best possible outcomes. In helping our patients reach their potential, our staff addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of each child, laying the foundation for the continuing development of abilities and the experience of success. Clinicians work with pediatric specialists, referring physicians, schools, the family and the child to set goals and review progress. We also help families identify additional services and resources available to them within the healthcare system and in their communities.
Our clinicians have advanced training and experience working with children from birth to fifteen years of age. Team members listen carefully to what each child and parent have to say to create a customized care plan that engages and motivates the child.