Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating Service

About our services

The Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating (SWAPS) Service is a tertiary level consultancy service. We provide specialised clinical support and advice to primary therapists who work with clients that have complex wheelchair or seating needs. 

Our SWAPS therapists provide the following services:

  • comprehensive assessment of a client’s physical and postural needs
  • information and advice about equipment needs and options
  • assistance with the trial and review of equipment
  • assistance with the prescription of wheelchair and seating equipment or systems
  • assistance to identify and coordinate modification and customisation of equipment with other services including the Clinical Technology Workshop

Referrals for SWAPS should be made through a client’s primary treating therapist via the CHI team.

Canberra Health Services is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered provider.  If you are eligible for NDIS funding our services need to be included in your plan.

Clients not eligible for NDIS funding can access our services as a public or privately funded client. We can help you identify your eligibility for the funding of services or equipment through alternate funding sources.

For more information, please contact us on 02 6207 0658 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. You can also contact the Central Health Intake (CHI) on 02 5124 9977, by fax on 02 5124 1082 or by email on CHIIntake@act.gov.au.

Postal Address:
Village Creek Centre
PO Box 11
Woden ACT 2606

Address:
Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
Kambah ACT 2902
 

Page last updated on: 19 Mar 2020