April 16, 2018
For most individuals, the probability that an assistive device may be needed seems very unlikely. Walking, and basic movements like getting out of bed, in and out of a car and climbing up the stairs are some of things we take for granted. As one gets older, muscles and joints tend to degenerate, resulting in aches and pains.
The fact is, you may need to use a cane / walker or other assistive devices at some point in your life. Age-related pathologies like osteoarthritis or sudden traumatic injuries can lead to difficulty with daily tasks.
Physical therapy is an important part of the rehabilitation process. Physical therapists advocate the use of assistive devices as part of their treatment especially when patients experience decrease in mobility and restricted function.
Assisted walking devices help patients perform daily activities in a pain free manner, and also improve mobility. Assisted walking devices include, but are not limited to, canes, walkers, and crutches. Physical therapists often prescribe such devices following a detailed assessment of the patient’s deficits and requirements.Read the Newsletter