BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT WHEN MOBILIZING WITH WALKING AIDS

FEEL LIKE YOU ARE LOSING YOUR CONFIDENCE WHEN WALKING?

A walking aid is the general term used when referring to for assistive devices. Assistive devices are provided to people to make them more independent when mobilizing, improve their balance and improve their walking patterns. Walking aids utilize the upper body to take the weight off the desired lower limb, to enabling people to mobilize without negative impacts to their walking pattern.

TYPES OF WALKING AIDS

Each type of walking aid is unique in the amount of support it provides and each walking aid should be fitted and chose appropriately for each individual person.

1. 4 Wheel Walker

2. Canadian Crutches

3. Pick-Up Frame

4. 2 Wheel Rollator Frame

5. Axillary Crutches

6. Walking Sticks

7. 4 Point Stick

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

These walking aids are readily available through a variety of sources. However, to get the best out of the new equipment and initiative you’ve taken, come talk to our physiotherapists at Optimum Health Solutions to perform a full assessment to see the underlying causes of the problems prompting you to use a walking aid. From here we can provide you with the appropriate treatment AND Show you how to properly fit, set up and use the walking aid.

REFERENCES

1: Lam R. (2007). Practice tips: choosing the correct walking aid for patients. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien53(12), 2115–2116.

2: Resnik, L., Allen, S., Isenstadt, D., Wasserman, M., & Iezzoni, L. (2009). Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: implications for intervention. Disability and health journal2(2), 77–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.12.002

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