Assessments usually take between an hour and one and a half hours. We understand that it is often difficult to mobilise patients with conditions listed above and we therefore also offer full assessments at the client’s residence on request.
Wheelchair and Seating Specialists
At Chin and Partners we are qualified to prescribe and fit all mobility equipment ranging from basic home care devices to complex wheelchair seating and positioning. Mobility equipment is often required after a surgical procedure as a temporary or permanent fixture and often serves as a secondary option to a prosthetic fitting. Individuals who require permanent mobility equipment include individuals with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disease or congenital conditions such as cerebral palsy, and they often require complex prescriptions. These include custom ordered manual and motorized wheelchairs or complex positioner seats.
In addition to the wheelchairs, these individuals often need assistance in activities of daily life, which calls for the need of assistive devices such as shower benches, hoists, pressure care mattresses and specialised control panels and devices. These devices can make all the difference in an individual’s independence, which we consider most important goal when prescribing the equipment as mentioned.
We understand that it is often difficult for disabled individuals to come to our branch, and we therefore offer home visit assessments within the region of Cape Town, which will include assessment of the environment in order to prescribe the correct home nursing devices.
Feel free to contact us for a full assessment and prescription, or if you are experiencing difficulties with your existing equipment, as we can adjust and modify existing equipment as well.
Wheelchair and Seating, Mobility Orthotics
A wheelchair may be required for an array of conditions, including stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disease, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. Each condition has specific needs and requires an holistic approach. It is very important to keep in consideration all the factors which influence the final choice of equipment, such as profession, the environment in which the patient finds himself, at work and at home and the type of activities he or she is interested in pursuing.
Good pressure care and adequate support of the spine and pelvis is essential. Pressure ulcers are often caused by inadequate pressure care and or positioning and can cause severely debilitating complications, rendering the patient inactive, often for long periods at a time. In most instances, the issuing of mobility equipment goes hand in hand with the prescription of other orthotic devices, especially in the case of pediatrics, which makes this a good addition to the company’s repertoire.
At Chin & Partners we provide professional assessments for all mobility equipment, pressure care, positioning devices as well as home nursing devices. We can also suggest manual, motorized and Pediatric wheelchairs, which are adaptable and easy to modify to ensure a perfect fit for every individual’s needs.
We also offer call outs and recommendations for adapting the home and work environment to accommodate the individual’s needs.
For active wheelchair users that may want to partake in sport such as basketball, wheelchair rugby, cycle racing and even golf, we are able to provide a suitable options There is a wide range of equipment on the market today that are specifically designed for the required sport that you would like to engage in.