Equipment Evaluation Services

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Equipment evaluation services provide equipment-related services to clinicians and consumers, including consultation, product testing and investigations.

What to expect

Direct consultation is through an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist only.

General questions only will be addressed directly to the public. E.g. the typical characteristics of a centre-wheel drive chair rather than a recommendation of the most appropriate chair.


    • Scooter Tippiness

      Should three-wheel scooters be replaced by four-wheel scooters?

    • Softwheel review

    • FreeWheel™ Wheelchair Attachment – Evaluation

    • Teaching Manual Wheelchair Skills

    • Wheelchair Maintenance

      What tools do I need to make the most common wheelchair adjustments?

    • Spinergy Spox Wheels

      What's the difference between Spinergy and "regular" wheels?

Our services

  • Comparison reports of rehab equipment
  • Consultation services to people contemplating equipment purchase
  • Database of rehab equipment retailers
  • Organization of the Rehab Equipment Expo
  • Product testing for the development of new equipment
  • Special equipment-related investigations

Equipment Specialist services

GF Strong Rehab Centre's Equipment Specialist is a resource to clinicians employed within the Rehab Clinical Practice Unit of VCH. 

In addition to consulting with staff clinicians the Equipment Specialist provides general information to residents of British Columbia.

  • Equipment Evaluation Services 
  • Rehab Equipment Expo
  • Equipment Donations
  • Lunch and Learn education sessions
  • DME contact list
  • Equipment Studies
  • Presentations
  • Equipment related consultations


The Equipment Evaluation Service processes gift in kind donations made to GF Strong Rehab Centre. Through the VGH + UBC Hospitals Foundation we are able to issue tax receipts for items such as wheelchairs, ventilators, lifting devices and other devices. 

If you have any old health devices lying around please give us a call at (604) 737-6410.

This service is available at
This service is available at

Equipment Evaluation Service at G.F. Strong

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9
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