Mobility aids and assistive devices are task-specific items meant to make your life easier and, in many situations, provide you with the stability you need to continue doing what you want and need to do. They can be used at home to help you rehabilitate from an injury or as a long-term solution. They are easy to use and will make your life easier.
When faced with complications related to mobility, there are many options to consider; do you need help getting up?
Do you need help getting up a sidewalk?
Do you like to hang onto your cart when you do your shopping and miss that support when you walk?
Do you need to reach for objects while sitting?
Would you benefit from having a support bar in the bathtub, either for you to lift up or to support yourself when you enter the bath?
Do you have a seat in your shower?
Do you have a non-slip mat in your bath?
There are options available to aid you in staying mobile following a medical procedure or keeping your mobile as you age. We can examine your physiology, medical history, and environment in order to develop a thorough strategy that will give you with a variety of assistive device solutions.
There are many various types of assistive devices; some of the more typical ones are listed here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would want to learn more about additional items that may be suitable for your needs.
These are typical assistive devices for people who have difficulty walking or who have just had surgery that needs them to limit weightbearing on a certain limb. The main purpose of these devices is to assist with movement around the house with as little effort on the wounded limb as possible. Some of the devices are intended for short-term usage, such as post-operatively, but others are suitable for patients who use them on a regular basis.
These mobility aids can be folded to fit into a small bag, rigid designer versions, or simple height adjustable walking sticks. A walking stick can help you improve your balance.
They have four points of contact with the ground, which gives them more stability. They can be adjusted in height, are fixed, or, more commonly, include a folding frame that makes storage and travel easier. They are available with or without wheels. The non-wheeled standard version must be lifted and pushed forward.
If you have a below-knee injury that involves non-weight bearing.
Knee scooters are three to five-wheeled mobility aids. By resting your wounded leg on a padded knee support and propelling yourself with your uninjured foot, you can take the weight off your afflicted leg. The user can steer the scooter using the steering handle.
These are lightweight three- or four-wheel walking frames with a basket for transporting small objects from point A to point B. When exhausted, the four-wheel models have seats that can be utilized to sit. They also have the option of using simple push-down brakes to lock the wheels and prevent the vehicle from moving when seated or resting.
Everyday living is diverse, which influences the wheelchair needs for active use. But it's also important to consider your preferences. Many people feel that all wheelchairs are the same, but only those who use one on a daily basis realize how important it is to have one that fits your needs. Wheelchairs can be basic and often come in one-size-fits-all models, but they can also be individually suited to a person's specific needs. Some people only use a wheelchair to get around the house and complete their daily tasks, while others may require a wheelchair to support a more active lifestyle. Many factors must be considered when choosing a wheelchair, including weight, adjustability, seat type, armrest type and position, and so on. Choosing a wheelchair is a very personal decision for some people because it affects their quality of life.
Power wheelchair owners may have a variety of unique needs for their daily companion. For the most enjoyable daily routine, both in and out of the home, a comfortable and physiological sitting position is essential. A tailor-made solution with a variety of electric solutions ensures the greatest possible day-to-day support. Because most power wheelchair users spend the majority of their time in their wheelchair, it must be completely tailored to their needs. As a result, it is customary to have a bespoke seat made for a motorized wheelchair, particularly for children. Patients who use a powered wheelchair have more freedom in their daily life, allowing them to participate in more activities without having to actively move themselves ahead.