Top 5 Mobility Aids to Improve Mobility

Top 5 Mobility Aids to Improve Mobility

A mobility aid can boost independence, reduce pain and improve self-esteem. Anyone with a mobility issue, from arthritis to developmental disabilities, can benefit from a mobility aid. Let’s take a look at the top 5 mobility aids to aid mobility.

1. Walking aids

Life can feel very restricted if you are unable to walk or get around easily. In these cases, a walking aid can be life changing. They are usually of great benefit to people who:

  • have suffered a lower limb injury
  • experience joint pain from injury or disease
  • have problems with balance.

Canes and crutches support the body’s weight and transfer the load from the legs to the upper body. A wide range of canes are available, including models that fold up for easy transport. Underarm crutches and forearm support crutches can also improve mobility for people with lower limb injury or disease.

Canes and crutches support the body’s weight and transfer the load from the legs to the upper body. A wide range of canes are available, including models that fold up for easy transport. Underarm crutches and forearm support crutches can also improve mobility for people with lower limb injury or disease.

2. Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs give much more independence to people who can’t put weight on their lower body for long periods or who can’t walk. There are wheelchairs available for all purposes, including sporting.

You can choose from the following wheelchair types:

  • manual wheel chair
  • powered wheel chair
  • active wheel chair
  • reclining wheel chair
  • transit wheel chair
  • paediatric wheel chair
  • sports wheel chair

When choosing a wheelchair, it’s important to consider the terrain the wheelchair will be travelling over, as well as the physical capabilities of the user.

3. Scooters

Scooters are a popular option for people who are unable to walk long distances but who want to be active, independent members of their community. Many mobility scooters also include important safety features, such as automatic half-speed cornering.

Types of scooters include:

  • Portable scooters
  • 3-wheel scooters
  • 4-wheel scooters
  • 2-person scooters
  • All-Weather scooters

4. Lift and recline chairs

Mobility aids can also help you at home. A great example is a lift and recline chair, which helps you rise from a seated position and easily recline. Some lift and recline chairs also offer enhanced back support and a massage function. Many also include cushioning to minimise pressure on the body.

5. Electric stair lifts

Sometimes people with restricted mobility can become limited to living in just one section of their home. Electric stair lifts can help you maintain full home access safely and easily.

Electric stair lifts feature:

  • Easy to use controls
  • Padded swivel seats
  • Safety cut out sensors
  • Roller systems to prevent sudden jerks.

The right mobility aids can greatly enhance quality of life for people with mobility issues. Users report improved confidence, less pain and greater engagement in everyday life. If you need help selecting the right mobility aid for you or a family member, contact our friendly staff today.

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