The Wheelchair and Seating Service is the largest service provided by WestMARC with a caseload exceeding 42,000 wheelchair users. Clinics are conducted within the Centre and at many satellite locations across the West of Scotland. There has been significant growth in the therapy and bioengineering team over the last four years and there is progress in delivering the service more locally across the West of Scotland area. This service works with Universities to provide placements for students
The Prosthetics Service measures for, manufactures and fits artificial limbs for adults and children with amputation or limb absence. Clinics are conducted at Westmarc and at our satellite clinic at Ayr Hospital to provide new limbs and carry out maintenance and repairs for existing limb users. We have an onsite workshop where our technical team manufacture and repair new and existing artificial limbs. This service works with Strathclyde University to provide placements for students. There are also close links to Finding Your Feet, a charity who support families affected by amputation or limb absence.
The Prosthetic Physiotherapy Service We work very closely with the prosthetics service to provide specialist outpatient physiotherapy care for patients who have an amputation or limb loss. This includes exercise programmes, teaching patients how to put on and off their prosthetic limb, learning how to walk and do functional tasks such as the stairs.
The Environmental Control Service provides services to patients within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area. This service enables people with severe disabilities to independently control their home environment including door-entry, intercom, telephony, a-v equipment, heating and lighting.
he Neurobiomechanics Service supports patients with complex gait problems by integrating the assessment and planning of medical, therapy and orthotic interventions making use of a range of simple and complex gait analysis equipment.
The Scottish Centre of Technology for the Communication Impaired (SCTCI), although managed separately, is also located within WestMARC. This Centre provides an assessment and advisory service across Scotland.