As our mobility declines with age or illness, we may require the use of a walking aid to enable us to stay safe when getting about, and reduce the risk of falling. There are many aids available, such as a walking stick (which come in many varieties), a walking frame or a 4 wheeled walker to name a few.
These aids can significantly improve your walking ability, duration and your ‘functional capacity’.
They also act as a safety measure to reduce your risk of falling and all the complications associated with a fall. We understand accepting the use of an aid can sometimes be a difficult.
We assess and discuss your case on an individual basis, and advise you if an aid is required and on the most appropriate aid for your circumstances and your goals, and the reasons why.