Mobility

Home Safety Checklist | injuries

Home Safety Checklist | injuries

Injuries can result from seemingly innocent things around your home—many of which are easily fixed or adapted after you do some detective work to track them down. The following home safety checklists will help you inspect your home for evidence of trouble that may be waiting to happen. Every home safety checklist NO answer is a clue that your home…read more →

What Are Compression Socks?

What Are Compression Socks?

Compression or support socks are designed to increase your blood flow and provide support.  The purpose of compression socks is to provide graduated pressure to your lower leg and foot.  The graduated pressure forces the surface veins to narrow and arterial pressure to increase, causing less blood to pool in the feet. Instead, the blood returns to the heart, as…read more →

The Difference Between a Walker and a Rollator

The Difference Between a Walker and a Rollator

People often are confused about the difference between a walker and a rollator.  Both walkers and rollators are designed to help people with mobility or balance issues to get around safely, but there are differences between the two. Walkers have four legs. All four should be in contact with the ground when walking.  This allows for stability and partial weight…read more →

Picking A Cane | Canes

Picking A Cane | Canes

A cane is used to help you balance as you walk or to bear weight to compensate for an injury or disability.  Did you know there are different types of canes? A single tip cane has one contact point with the floor. It is used when balance assistance is the needed function. A multi-tip cane has more than one contact…read more →