Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location

355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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If you rely on a wheelchair for mobility, a stable and comfortable position in an appropriate model is vital – for comfort, health, independence and productivity. Proper wheelchair positioning with an individualized seating system can promote good posture, enhance breathing and digestion, prevent complications such as pressure sores and skin irritation, slow further loss of mobility, minimize pain and maximize functioning.

Occupational and physical therapists at the Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Center are specifically trained in this important specialty. They will conduct a thorough evaluation of your unique abilities, needs, lifestyle and environment. Based on that evaluation they will recommend a wheelchair seating system, which may include specialized supportive cushions; backrests; headrests; or trunk, arm and leg supports.

Center staff also can recommend the best mobility device for you, whether the goal is to safely navigate city streets or live comfortably at home. A wide variety of manual and power wheelchairs, pediatric strollers and scooters is available and can be customized to meet your needs. Training for you, your family and caregivers on wheelchair use and safe transfer techniques also is provided.

Rehabilitation Engineering Center

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At the Rehabilitation Engineering Center, engineers, designers and technicians provide the technical expertise – including modifying commercial products and fabricating custom equipment – to ensure the best solution for you. That could mean creating a customized seating system, adapting telephone buttons, or designing a work station so a patient can go back to work.

Upcoming Events

23Feb 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Turnstone

NWBA Midwest Conference

9Mar 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Scott R Triphahn Community Center & Ice Arena

Wirtz Cup

9Mar 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Peoria Civic Center

IHSA State Tournament

26Mar 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Caring for Kids Spring Break Camp

12Apr 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kentucky Expo Center

NWBA National Tournament

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