Pioneer’s Wheelchair Clinic


On September 25, 2013 the Pioneer Center once again partnered with Columbus Medical Equipment to host a Wheelchair Clinic. The purpose of these clinics, held every other month, is to inspect and adjust power chairs and manual wheelchairs, which are assembled in the therapy room at the Pioneer Center. This allows adjustments to be made for a growing child in a wheelchair and an inspection to ensure the chair is functioning properly. The individuals who attend the clinics are by appointment; therefore a team can concentrate on adjusting one chair at a time. This clinic is also available to the public by appointment later in the afternoon.

Occupational Therapist, Chris Myers, and Physical Therapist, Tom Seaton, keep records tracking progress of individuals who attend. Brett Barnett, a 17-year Rehab Technology Specialist veteran with Columbus Medical, inspects the wheelchairs, and keeps his own progress reports. He has been attending the Pioneer Center for over a decade, putting on these clinics.

This clinic is a welcomed convenience for the public and parents as they avoid the drive to Columbus for the inspections or adjustments that need to be made. This also allows the parents to voice any concerns or ask questions they might have.

The Wheelchair Clinic has a cheerful and experienced team working with the individual and on the wheelchair. They are focused to make sure the individual in the chair is comfortable and that the chair is meeting requirements.

The next Wheelchair Clinic will be November 13, 2013. If interested, call Chris Meyers at the Pioneer Center to schedule an appointment at (740) 773-8044. Student sessions will be in the morning while public sessions will be held in the afternoon.

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