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Mobility Assessments

 

Demonstration

Cost: Free (Dependent on Product and Location)

Available for: Mid-Range Wheelchairs and Up

Location: Better Mobility Assessment Centre (particularly for a multi-product demonstration) / Home / Work / Carehome / School

One our Product Specialists will demonstrate a selected product or a range of products based on your request. They will then measure you for the equipment and complete a prescription form based on the selections you have made during your appointment. After your appointment, they will send you a quotation based on what was discussed.

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Assessment

Cost: £175.00 (Payable Prior to Assessment)

Location: Better Mobility Assessment Centre (particularly for a multi-product demonstration) / Home / Work / Carehome / School

The client may have postural complexities which require assessment prior to equipment provision. One of our Seating Specialists will conduct an Assessment to overview equipment needs based on your condition and environment. This is followed by a recommendation and a demonstration at a later date if the client wishes to proceed with this from the assessment.

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Independent OT Assessment

Cost: From £400.00 (Payable Prior to Assessment)

Better Mobility are pleased to work with a great selection of private Occupational Therapists. Although our team is highly skilled in the fields of mobility equipment and assistive technology, we may occasionally ask an independent OT to accompany us for highly complex assessments, and/or those where we feel that the expertise of an independent OT would be beneficial to our customers. Equally our customers sometimes opt for an independent assessment to assess for more than simply their mobility needs.

For self-funding individuals, a general assessment and basic report generally starts from £400 inclusive. The final cost will depend on your location, and the level of assessment you require.

Independent OTs are also available to provide full assessments and reports for case managers in medico-legal cases or in any other case where such a report might be requested. Medico-legal assessments and corresponding full reports generally start from £600 inclusive.

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More about Mobility Assessments

Mobility Assessments are an essential service provided by our own highly trained seating and positioning experts, and in some cases in collaboration with an independent occupational therapist. Every body is different and everyone has unique requirements so it’s very important, especially for long term or full time wheelchair users, to be specifically assessed for their individual needs. In addition to the wheelchair corresponding to their personal dimensions, everyone’s unique postural presentation should be addressed with supportive and comfortable seating and positioning support that is appropriate for their needs.

What are the benefits of a properly assessed wheelchair?

There are many great physical benefits to sitting in a well supported, comfortable position including, but not limited to:

  • Greater independence from improved mobility and supported movement
  • Minimisation of the development of pressure sores
  • Relaxing/Improvement of muscle tone, and reduction of primitive reflex actions
  • Improved seated balance and symmetry
  • Better cardio vascular function, digestive and urinary tract function
  • Better visual perception and cognitive function

The combination of the physical benefits with the increase in comfort and efficient function quite often results in an enhanced feeling of wellbeing and higher self esteem.

What happens during a Better Mobility assessment?

During the assessment, one of our own highly trained mobility and seating specialists will have a friendly chat with you and anyone involved in your care. We will assemble relevant background data that helps us to understand your medical history, as well as your environment, daily activities, work and leisure activities – Everything to do with how, when, and where you need your chair to work most efficiently for you.

We will then perform a physical evaluation, take detailed body measurements and discuss the features of available equipment that can improve or resolve issues you may have with current equipment. Once we have established which chairs and seating may be appropriate, we will demonstrate a range of suitable equipment. At Better Mobility we work closely with a large range of manufacturers, which allows us to offer a huge selection of possibilities for you to choose from.

Because posture is never static and our needs change as our lives do, it is important to periodically review your needs to ensure that your chair and seating are still providing the appropriate function and support for your lifestyle.

If you have any questions at all or would like to discuss assessments with a member of our friendly team please get in touch!

Discuss Assessments or Ask a Question

Better Mobility Ltd
t: 0808 2959 909  •  f: 01442 768 783  •  e: sales@bettermobility.co.uk
Unit 1, Asheridge Business Centre, Asheridge Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2PT, United Kingdom

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