Seating Service - GF Strong

The Seating Service assists clients who are wheelchair users to achieve optimal posture, safety and comfort to attain their highest level of physical/functional abilities, independence and quality of life. 

The Seating Service performs comprehensive seating assessments, recommends intervention strategies to address client specific problems and goals, designs and constructs customized seating systems and/or components, and assists with the process of selecting, ordering, and fitting commercial and custom seating equipment. The client, caregivers, family members, program and community health professionals are integral members of the solution team.

The Seating Service also provides community based education, in addition to providing on-going support and guidance to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties as related to specific client seating issues.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9

Hours of operation

?Monday ? Friday 8 a.m. ? 4 p.m.


Referrals must include complete client demographics, medical history, and a description of the seating and mobility goal(s). Part two ? the "Initial Seating and Mobility Screen" - must be completed by the client's primary therapist (OT/PT). Additional reports or information from the primary therapist working with the client regarding the client's functional status and/or previous seating/mobility interventions is very helpful. 

Once the complete referral is received, the referral is reviewed by the Seating Service for acceptance onto the program. 

All referrals should be directed to the Admissions Clerk at GF Strong:

Fax: (604) 730- 7904 

Phone: (604) 737-6291

Download the Seating Service referral form

Parking & transportation

?Pay parking is available.  Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and the staff entrance on 28th avenue.  

Download parking rates for VCH facilities

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Jeff MacDonald-Bain, RTPO(c) 
Registered Orthotics Technician & Seating Technician
(604) 734-1313 x2501

Jill Harburn, OT, ATP
Occupational Therapist ? Seating
(604) 734-1313 x2506

Lindsay Alford, OT
Occupational Therapist ? Seating
(604) 734-1313 x2512

Pat O'Brien, CO(c)
Certified Orthotist & Seating Specialist
(604) 737-6477