Seating and Equipment Clinic
To make a referral, please call 706-722-1244.
While wheelchairs may be the standard device that people associate with disabilities, achieving the proper fit, cushioning and support for wheelchair users is anything but standard.
The Walton Seating and Equipment Clinic serves patients of all ages with seating and equipment needs. The multidisciplinary team includes:
- A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician
- Vendor representative
- Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) Certified physical therapist.
Using pressure mapping, rehab specialists can make cushion and wheelchair adjustments, such as ordering specialized pressure-relieving cushions or adjusting leg rests or foot plates to ensure adequate support and blood flow. It is also an opportunity to educate patients about weight shifting, additional tools like wheelchair tilt and recline, daily skin inspections, as well as the importance of good nutrition to help prevent pressure ulcers. The goal is for patients to have evenly dispersed pressure, with no areas of high-density pressure.
Along with wheelchairs, the Walton Seating and Equipment Clinic also serves other equipment needs for patients with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, amputations and more.
The Walton Seating and Equipment Clinic is conveniently located at 630 13th St., Suite 100 (across from Walton Rehabilitation’s main campus).