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Walking Aids & Supports

Walking Aids & Supports

Canes can be used for many conditions, including injuries, arthritis, or problems with balance. A cane is helpful in steadying gait and taking pressure off of an injured extremity. Motion Specialties offers a wide variety of canes and not all canes are shown in our product catalogue so we recommend speaking to a sales representative at one of our locations who can assist you in selecting a cane. Canes can be wooden, aluminum, or steel. Typically there are three styles of canes. First, the traditional hook cane that looks like a candy-cane as we know it. Secondly an offset cane where the handle extends forward before coming back and centring your hand over the base of the cane. And third, a derby-style cane which more or less resembles a walking stick. Folding canes are also available and most times these canes have a derby handle style.

Walkers and rollators are available in various models to help the user remain as active as possible. There are walkers and rollators available for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoor walkers are safe for indoors as well, while indoor walkers won’t roll as smoothly outdoors and are recommended for minimal use outside of an area with smooth terrain. The terms rollator and walker are typically used interchangeably however a rollator is actually a type of walker that includes a seat, wheels, and hand brakes. A basic walker will not have a seat or handbrakes and is typically only used indoors. Most Canadian provinces have some funding programs in place to assist with the purchase of a walker or rollator. A walker or rollator is considered to be the first step to reducing the risk of falls. Most rollators include a basket to help the user focus on walking and keep them stable instead of trying to transport items. Basic walkers also have baskets that can be added to them however this is an accessory that is purchased as an additional item to enhance the use of your walker. A representative at Motion Specialties will be happy to help you choose the right walker for your needs. Contact us for more information on walking devices.