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Wheelchair Adjustment Part 1

For occupational therapy, wheelchair adjustments tend to fall within our discipline. However, the
cost of these adjustments does not always fall within our budgets. No matter the source of these
financial limitations, whether it is distributors, upper management; patients or their family’s
therapist’s hands can be tied on the options and outcomes they want to provide their patients in
regards to wheelchair adjustments. I am writing this series to provide some tips and tricks that I
have worked out for altering wheelchairs in my years of practice as an OT. These tips strive to
illustrate to clinicians low cost options and new opportunities they may have been un aware of.
Most of these adjustments are easy, efficient, and should help improve the functional mobility
and positioning needs of your patients.

Wheelchair Adjustments Part 1