Assistive Technology Services

What is disability and assistive technology?

Disability and assistive technology combines leading-edge technological invention with modern medicine. We help people with physical and cognitive disabilities select, acquire and use devices that help improve their mobility and independence, as well as their personal, educational and professional capabilities. 

Disability and assistive technology can take many forms and can help with many activities of daily living (ADL) like eating, dressing and working. These helping mechanisms may include:

  • Computerized communication devices
  • Screen-reading or voice recognition software
  • Environmental control systems
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Manual or motorized wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Leg braces
  • Simple communication boards

Choosing and helping to incorporate the use of disability and assistive technology into a patient's everyday life is a team effort. At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we make a point of involving not just patients, but also families, primary care doctors, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, and in the case of learning disabilities or communication problems, specialized teachers and speech pathologists. With a world of equipment and technologies to choose from, patients and their families get the expert, long-term support they need to integrate the new technology into their lives.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital can help anyone with a physical, medical, neurological or developmental disability gain access to the right technology that allows for a more satisfying, active and independent life. Among the types of patients with disabilities we've been able to serve with disability and assistive technology include patients who have had:

If you're a patient whose disability impacts daily life, be sure to get in touch with our coordinated team of experts at Bryn Mawr Rehab.

Consultations with an assistive technology therapist are typically covered by health insurance. Cost of the equipment may also be covered through insurance but often requires precertification.

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Through the amputee rehabilitation program, we offer a full range of amputee support and rehabilitation from pre-amputation evaluation to advanced prosthetic training, assuring medical management throughout the process.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy and sensory integration helps patients who’ve experienced a debilitative injury or illness return to activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, eating, writing, shopping, toileting and driving.

Hand Therapy

A hand therapy specialist is well-versed in a variety of methods and works to develop a personalized regimen for the unique needs of every patient. Our patients come from all walks of life—from young athletes to long-term arthritis sufferers to accidental burn victims.

Medical Rehabilitation

Combining medical practice with therapeutic rehabilitation, the inpatient medical rehab program supports patients with a wide range of acute or chronic conditions that cause temporary or permanent disability. Our goal is always to help patients regain as much independence as possible.

Driver Rehab

Independence is a major goal of every rehabilitation program. For over 30 years, the driver rehabilitation program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has offered a unique way for patients to return to this crucial aspect of their lives.

Lymphedema Management Program

Our lymphedema therapists help you achieve best results early and with continued treatment at outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Even in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management program can reduce swelling and improve symptoms.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

As one of the most extensive programs at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, our primary focus is to help patients build strength, mobility and endurance for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

Vestibular Therapy

At Bryn Mawr Rehab we help patients with chronic or acute dizziness and vertigo get back to active, normal living. With several outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, there’s sure to be a vestibular therapist near you.

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