When choosing a cane, the first thing you need to decide is whether you want a standard cane or a quad cane. Standard canes, also called single-tip canes, have only one tip. Quad canes have four. Which one will work better depends entirely on what you need it for and how you’ll use it. Read More
If you’ve recently gotten injured and will have to start using crutches
at school, you probably have some concerns. But don’t worry. Life on crutches will take a bit of getting used to, sure, but most schools are ready to handle these situations and students tend to be supportive.
Recently, the World Health Organization released a warning that “a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.” They claim that 2 million deaths every year are attributed to physical inactivity, making it one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Read More
James from Florida wrote in saying, “I’m trying to stay active, but I can’t get around without a walking aid anymore. What would you recommend? I need one that’s good for outdoors. Will I need a different one for indoor use?” Read More
Using crutches incorrectly can be a painful experience. Either you fall on your face or, if you have them adjusted wrong, you injure everything from your hands and arms to your back and neck. Here are some of the most common crutch mistakes we recommend avoiding. Read More
Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just naturally aging, if you’re buying a mobility aid
chances are now more than ever you need to stay active. How? The obvious answers are exercise
and spending time with your family/friends
. And those are both important. But here are some other ideas you may not have considered.
Recently we wrote about what to consider when travelling with a walker. Here are some specific recommendations we think will be great for your summer travels. Read More
Most people are provided with a medical walker by their health insurance or Medicaid/Medicare, but that doesn't mean it's their best option. Depending on your lifestyle, you may prefer to have a walker or rollator or even both. Here are the differences. Read More
If you've ever had to use crutches
or if you are currently using them, you know that traditional crutches were not designed with comfort in mind. Even when used sparingly, traditional crutches can cause discomfort in your neck, shoulders, armpits, and wrists. To make the healing process more comfortable and get you back to full strength with less stress, the people at Millennial Medical have designed the In-Motion Pro Crutches
with ergonomics in mind.
For those of you who require the heavy-duty durability of a bariatric walker in a lightweight device, the Invacare Heavy Duty Dual Release Walker is just right for you. This walker has the highest weight capacity, at 700 pounds, while still maintaining a lightweight, folding frame of only 7 pounds. Its lightweight design allows you to move around effortlessly. Read More
If you've ever felt confused or uncertain about shopping for an item you need...you're not alone! It's the #1 reason customer assistance matters so much - you look to trained, knowledgeable individuals to help you make your purchase decisions with confidence. Read More
Choosing medical walkers for children can be difficult. The issue can be an emotional one for parents who never anticipated that their child might need assistance with mobility. Moreover, pediatric walkers do not have the same wide variety of styles and features that adult walkers do, which can make it difficult to find one to suit your child’s needs. However, once you fully understand the choices available, it can be much easier to decide on a child’s walker. Read More
Have you checked out our new Tips & Advice Center
? If not, be sure to stop by and take a look. It’s full of great information about mobility products, daily living aids, accessories for all aspects of life—and more! We’ve worked hard to make the Tips & Advice center helpful, accessible, and easy to read. And if you have a question you don’t see an answer to, be sure to send it our way!