Durable Medical Equipment Specialist

Bay Wellness Center

Theodros Shawl, DC

Chiropractor & Physiotherapist located in Oakland, CA

To support your health and recovery process, you sometimes need additional medical tools or supplies to help you with daily living. These tools are known as durable medical equipment. The team at Bay Wellness Center, which includes Dr. Theodros Shawl, DC, provides many services to help you during your recovery process, including prescriptions for durable medical equipment. To learn more about durable medical equipment and how it can benefit your health and recovery, contact the office in Oakland, California, by phone or online today.

Durable Medical Equipment Q&A

What is durable medical equipment?

Durable medical equipment refers to devices and supplies ordered by Dr. Shawl and his team at Bay Wellness Center to help you manage daily activities during your rehabilitation process. Bay Wellness Center primarily prescribes orthopedic supplies. 

How do I know if I need durable medical equipment?

The team at Bay Wellness Center determines if you need durable medical equipment during an evaluation. Equipment may be recommended at the start of treatment or during your recovery as your health needs become more apparent. 

The team determines the type of durable medical equipment you need based on your injury, supportive needs, recovery needs, and overall health. Durable medical equipment serves many purposes, and Dr. Shawl and his team may prescribe various tools and devices to support healing, improve stability, decrease pain, or help you maintain as much independence as possible. 

Once the team determines you need a durable medical device, they obtain proper measurements of your body to ensure you get the correct size then teach you how to use the device to get the needed benefits. The team also requests you bring your durable medical equipment to the office during treatment sessions to ensure proper fit and use.

Your durable medical device may be temporary until you recover or might be a part of your long-term health and wellness plan. 

What are durable medical equipment devices?

Durable medical devices include a range of medical tools and supplies that support your health and healing. Bay Wellness Center provides orthopedic supplies, which may include:

  • Knee or shoulder brace
  • Lumbosacral support back brace
  • Compression stockings
  • Crutches
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit
  • Hot or cold packs
  • Walker
  • Elastic knit knee or elbow sling
  • Splints
  • Gauze

In addition to healing, the team may recommend durable medical equipment to provide extra support to prevent a recurrence of your injury. For example, the team may suggest a knee strap or ankle brace to athletes after they’ve fully recovered from their sports injury so they can return to their game without fear of reinjury.

To learn more about durable medical equipment and how it may support your health and recovery, contact Bay Wellness Center by phone or online today.