People need walkers for a variety of reasons. Shortness of breath, arthritic pain, inability to walk and carry objects at the same time, fear of falling, fear of being alone and becoming socially isolated – these are only a few. A walker is like any other tool we purchased throughout our lifetime: whether a carpentry tool, kitchen tool, gardening tool, athletic equipment … all purchased according to personal priorities, tasks to be completed, lifestyles, and budgets.
Let’s face it … No one wants a walker but sometimes we need something to keep us safe and independent while we perform our daily activities. A correctly selected walker will allow us to live our lives to our maximum ability.
You’ll need to consider much more than physical ability.
What about the environment and social supports?
And if so, how do you find a therapist?
We have a number of associations you may contact.
You have options and we have recommendations.
There is also financial assistance available to you.
From basic activities to common mistakes, here’s a guide to help you use your non-wheeled walker or wheeled walker safely and effectively.
Commonly given answers. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to contribute and help others.
Professionally prepared resources that offer guidance to a successful thought process based on past experiences.
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