Rehabilitation Technology Service

Cootharinga Rehabilitation Technology Service assists people with a disability who have a need for repairs or modifications to wheelchairs or other mobility equipment.

The goal of RTS is to enhance individual’s lives through the provision of appropriate and timely modifications to equipment, primarily wheelchairs, which have been funded by Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS), self funded or obtained from other parties.

This is a unique service. Mobile seating assessments are carried out by the team at RTS from Cairns to Mackay and regions in between.

Step 1

Seating needs are identified by the person or family of a person living with a disability with advice from their therapist. The therapist contacts RTS, and forwards a Seating Referral Form to RTS for the individual.

Step 2

Arrangements are made for the individual to attend RTS accompanied by a therapist (where possible)

Step 3

The seating assessment is conducted and measurements taken.

The Seating Technician and therapist with the individual agree on recommended modifications or model of wheelchair to be purchased.

Step 4

RTS generates a quote and forwards this to the therapist. The Therapist sends a quote to Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) with justification for approval of funding.

If funding is not granted, authority is requested to ascertain payment.

Step 5

If funding is approved by Mass, an order placed for the modification.

Step 6

The modification is completed and signed off by the Seating Technician/Therapist and the individual.