This section includes walking sticks and crutches. They give you greater confidence when walking, and assist with pain reduction and weight redistribution when you use them for support.
Ricability have a useful guide about helping you decide what kind of walking equipment is right for you. They are an independent consumer research charity providing free, practical and unbiased reports for older and disabled people.
Assessment by a qualified Physiotherapist is recommended when considering walking and standing equipment. They will assess your personal requirements and will ensure that the equipment is the correct height, size and type for your needs.
Ferrules should be checked regularly for wear and tear and replaced as appropriate.
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