CALHN Wheelchair and Seating service

The CALHN Wheelchair and Seating Service is South Australia’s only specialist government seating service, for individuals requiring tailored equipment and solutions to support their posture.

Our clinic based service acts as a "one-stop shop” addressing most seating and mobility issues, with our team of dedicated clinicians and technicians specialising in seating systems for manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and mobile shower chairs.

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Our area of expertise covers working with clients who present with:

  • spinal cord injuries
  • brain injuries
  • neurological disabilities with complex presentations
  • amputation

We work collaboratively with clients, families, support workers and therapists to provide services to clients across South Australia.

Our services

The Wheelchair and Seating services include: 

  • postural assessments
  • assessment and prescription of equipment and seating systems
  • modification and manufacture of seating systems and custom therapeutic components
  • pressure mapping
  • 3D scanning and foam routing for seating systems
  • 3D printing
  • repairs and maintenance of mobility equipment.

We are a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  and therefore available to participants of NDIS, and for the Lifetime Support Authority (LSA).

We also provide services to:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • Department Human Services (DHS) Equipment Program
  • private and compensable individuals.

We also have close links with community agencies and non-government organisations that support clients, and work with CALHN’s Spinal Outreach Rehabilitation Team, who monitor clients after inpatient stays in the Spinal Injuries Unit.

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Our team

The service consists of two Senior Occupational Therapists, each with over 20 years experience specialising in seating and complex equipment.

As well as a highly skilled team of technicians who can build and modify equipment to suit client needs and function.

We also have a dedicated Business Support office to assist in administrative aspects of our service.

Referral information

We are a clinic based service located at the Repat Health Precinct in Daw Park, Adelaide.

Our services are accessed via self-referral or referral from any healthcare provider.

Following a referral, we contact you to schedule an appointment at the Repat.

Referral documents

Wheelchair and Seating service referral form (PDF)

CALHN Wheelchair and Seating Service full brochure (PDF)


Get in touch with the CALHN Wheelchair and Seating Service via
phone 08 7117 5239 or