Seating and Mobility Program
Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Institute
1012 E. Willetta St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Our trained Occupational Therapy staff works with clients to determine the best wheelchairs and seating components to maximize their independence and help prevent pressure sores.
Who is eligible?
The Seating and Mobility Program can help people with a variety of disabilities and conditions, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital birth defects
- Head injury
- Neurological disease or neurological problems
- Polio or post-polio syndrome
- Pressure ulcers
- Spinal cord injury
How to obtain services?
- Obtain a physician’s prescription for “Occupational Therapy Seating Evaluation”
- Call (602) 839-2317 to schedule an appointment.
- Supply information regarding insurance coverage or funding source. Most insurance covers services under Outpatient Occupational Therapy benefits.
- Patients can fill out an intake questionnaire on the telephone at to help therapists understand your unique wheelchair use and medical history.
What happens during the evaluation?
- The evaluation will be done with an Occupational Therapist and will last about 90 minutes.
- The evaluation will cover:
- Client’s mobility needs
- A physical evaluation to determine the client’s strength and flexibility
- A skin integrity assessment
- An analysis of the current seating system, including pressure mapping (if applicable).
- We will discuss equipment recommendations or wheelchair modifications.
- If necessary, we can coordinate equipment trials with the wheelchair provider.
- A written evaluation and equipment prescription is sent to the referring physician.
- A copy of the evaluation is sent to the client.
- If in agreement, the physician will sign the prescription and return it to the Seating and Mobility Clinic.
- Upon its return, the prescription and report are sent to the appropriate DME provider, chosen by the client and/or payer source.