FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greene Valley Developmental Center Closes

Seating & Positioning

Formerly, Assistive Technology

It is critical that wheelchairs and seating systems promote comfort and function. When the wheelchair and wheelchair seating system meet a person’s needs, he/she can participate in each day without wasting energy on being uncomfortable or attempting to maintain an upright and functional position in his/her wheelchair against gravity. 

For people with intellectual disabilities who also are at risk for or have significant physical disabilities, customized wheelchair seating is often necessary. This may include custom components such as headrests, laptrays, footrests or power controls as well as custom molded seats and backs that fully support and accommodate a person’s body.

Custom positioning equipment beyond wheelchair seating may also be needed. Therapeutic positioning beyond the wheelchair is used to prevent reflux and aspiration and promote improvement in mobility, skin integrity, respiratory capacity, eating, digestion, and elimination. In addition, when used consistently, throughout the day and during the night, custom positioning can prevent as well as reverse the progression of asymmetrical posture (e.g. scoliosis, kyphosis, windswept posture, etc.) which can reduce secondary health complications and lead to improved wheelchair seating and function. 

Equipment We Produce


Contact Us

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p (local time).
Please note that we observe all state holidays.

Director of Seating and Positioning Services
Deborah Poirier, COTA/L, ATP, SMS
Deborah.poirier@tn.gov
615-428-6254

West TN Seating and Positioning Clinic
WTRC.Seating.Positioning@tn.gov​
901-745-7509

Middle TN Seating and Positioning Clinic 
MTRC.Referrals@tn.gov​
615-231-5147

East TN Seating and Positioning Clinic
ETRC.Referrals@tn.gov
423-787-6689