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How do I find a therapist?

If you decide you would like or require the guidance of a physical or occupational therapist in purchasing your walker, you may obtain a therapist in a few different of ways.

How do I find a therapist?
  • Your family doctor or medical specialist may provide a referral to a therapist. Depending on your circumstances, your physician may provide a referral to:
    1) a Home Care agency that sends therapists to your home; or
    2) an outpatient facility. 
    These therapists are often free of charge.
  • The store where you choose to purchase your walker may have a list of therapists who are willing to provide assessment and training services. There is usually a fee for this service.
  • The National Association for Occupational Therapists provides an “OT Finder” Service at http://www.otworks.ca/otfinder.cfm
  • The Canadian Physiotherapy Association provides a “Find a Physiotherapist” Service at http://www.physiotherapy.ca  
  • Many Associations that focus on one type of disease or disability may keep a roster of therapists who show a special interest in that particular field.

Where do I buy a walker?


Choosing the Right Walker

You’ll need to consider much more than physical ability.
What about the environment and social supports?

Do You Need a Therapist?

And if so, how do you find a therapist?
We have a number of associations you may contact.

Where to Purchase a Walker

You have options and we have recommendations.
There is also financial assistance available to you.

Using a Walker Safely

From basic activities to common mistakes, here’s a guide to help you use your non-wheeled walker or wheeled walker safely and effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly given answers. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to contribute and help others.

Case Studies

Professionally prepared resources that offer guidance to a successful thought process based on past experiences.


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