Both walkers and walking frames help patients move independently and reduce their chances of falling. To the untrained eye, it would seem like walkers and walking frames do the same thing, but there are actually some key differences between the two!
Manual wheelchairs are alternatives to power wheelchairs as they are simple to use and are cheaper compared to power wheelchairs. They’re ideal for users who don’t require much features and simply want a wheelchair that they can use easily and on a day-to-day basis.
Manual wheelchairs are alternatives to power wheelchairs as they are simpler to use and are cheaper compared to power wheelchairs. However even these manual wheelchairs require maintenance now and again to ensure that they remain at optimal conditions and at the highest level of safety.
Walking sticks provide a basic level of support and are designed to assist with balance and/or decrease weight on an affected leg.
Walking frames help provide an additional level of balance and support for those that would usually have trouble doing so. Coming in a variety of designs (fixed, folding and adjustable) it can be confusing to know which one to choose.
Crutches are useful walking aids as they can be used as a way to aid people living with disability or for those that are recovering from injuries that prevents them from walking unassisted. They can be used in a rehabilitation setting and can be carried anywhere including home and shopping malls. However there are many crutches available and it may be difficult to use them at first properly, that’s why Active Mobility has created a short article on how to use crutches and more importantly how to measure them so you get the right crutch for the right person.