Good Shepherd Penn Partners – Seating And Mobility Outpatient Clinic

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Good Shepherd Penn Partners – Seating And Mobility Outpatient Clinic

Good Shepherd Penn Partners

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Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn Therapy & Fitness Rittenhouse provides services for patients who need wheelchairs and custom mobility equipment. Our goal is to ensure positioning and mobility to maximize functional independence, promote postural alignment, improve breath support and prevent skin breakdown.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions requiring seating and mobility assistance including (but not limited to):

ALS – Multiple sclerosis – Muscular dystrophy – Orthopedic and pulmonary diseases – Other neurologic diseases – Spinal cord injury – Stroke – Traumatic brain injury

Certified assistive technology professionals from Penn Therapy & Fitness work with patients to learn more about the latest technologies, determine current and future needs, receive proper instruction for device use and achieve optimal fitting and comfort.

Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:

  • One to one evaluation with an assistive technology professional, which will an equipment trial and seating selection
  • An assessment for custom manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, and alternative drive systems for your individual needs
  • Device training session to ensure comfort of use and safe handling
  • Opportunity for caregiver training on the device

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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