FIREFLY SEATING AND MOBILITY CLINIC
The Seating and Mobility Clinic provides assessment, prescription and fitting of seating and mobility equipment. Equipment includes:
• Seating systems
• Specialized stroller systems
• Manual wheelchairs
• Power wheelchairs and scooters
• Walkers/gait trainers
WHAT TO EXPECT
An occupational therapist will meet with you and your child to discuss seating and mobility needs/goals. Your child will complete a comprehensive assessment with the occupational therapist to determine the equipment that will best meet those needs. Once the equipment is received, the occupational therapist will ensure it is properly fitted and that you and your child are trained in its use and care. The Clinic will assist in securing funding to purchase the recommended equipment.
NOTE: Follow-up visits for regular monitoring and adjustment of equipment will be completed by your child’s community occupational therapist or physiotherapist.
WHAT SERVICES DOES THE CLINIC OFFER?
• Assessment and equipment recommendations based on your child’s seating and mobility needs.
• Reassessment of current equipment related to functional status change, significant growth changes or natural deterioration of equipment.
• Securing funding for equipment through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) and other public funding sources, where applicable.
• Equipment selection, prescription and fitting.
NOTE: Ongoing monitoring of the client’s seating and mobility needs will be provided by the community occupational therapist or physiotherapist.
How to make a referral: Referrals to the Seating and Mobility Clinic will be accepted from the child’s community occupational therapist or physiotherapist through FIREFLY Centralized Intake.
Eligibility criteria for the program: Clients must be referred by their community occupational therapist or physiotherapist and require one or more of the approved specialized seating and mobility devices.
The Clinic is available to children birth to 18 years of age (or 21 years if still attending school) who live in Northwestern Ontario.
Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a funding program offered through the Ministry of Health. Please see here for ADP eligibility criteria.
Travel may be required.