Seating Service - G.F. Strong

The Seating Service provides support to clinicians in the public health system in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon regarding their clients' complex seating and mobility issues. 

Seating and mobility issues may include: pressure injuries, significant postural deformity, pain and spasticity or exploration of alternate drive controls. Support is provided in a consultative manner to a client's primary therapist ? usually an Occupational Therapist. The consultation typically includes a joint initial assessment to determine the complexity of the client's needs and the formulation of a seating and mobility intervention plan to optimize postural supports and functional performance. The intervention plan may include equipment trials and recommendations, custom seating, mobility training and client/caregiver education. In person and virtual consults are offered depending on region.

Clients served must be residents of BC or the Yukon, age 19+; require the use of a wheelchair and have a public health clinician actively involved in their care. 

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.

Referral

Referrals must include: complete client demographics, relevant medical history, contact information for the Primary Therapist, a current seating screen, and description of the seating and mobility goals. Additional reports or information regarding client functional status, and/or previous seating and mobility interventions is very helpful. Part one can be filled out by a physician, nurse practitioner or primary therapist. PART TWO MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE PRIMARY THERAPIST. Incomplete referrals will be returned.

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:

Parking & transportation

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

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

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

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