Mobility Devices

Mobility Devices

  • Cane

    Photography of a someone using a caneA cane is a mobility device that provides extra support and stability. It can be used indoors or outdoors when walking, going up ramps, stairs, etc. While canes are available in various shapes and sizes at local stores, it is important to find a cane that fits you best (such as height, handle type, tip) to prevent risk of injury. For more information, consult your physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

    Where to buy:

    •   Equipment Vendors
    •   Home Health Stores
    •   Pharmacies

  • Walker 

    Photography of someone using a walkerA walker is a mobility device that provides more support and stability than a cane. Some walkers are designed to be used exclusively indoors, while some are for mixed use and/or outdoors. Walkers that have brakes and seats are known as rollator walkers, and often come with baskets to hold items. While there are various walkers available in local stores, it is important to find one that fits you best by considering size, comfort, and other features. For more information, consult your physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

    Where to buy:

    •   Equipment Vendors

  • Wheelchair

    Photography of a wheelchairA wheelchair is a mobility device that is used when there are difficulties with walking. There are wheelchairs that are designed specifically for indoor and/or outdoor settings and can be modified for increased pressure relief. Depending on physical ability and recommendations from your healthcare providers, you may be able to move the wheelchair using your hands to turn the wheels, your feet to propel, or a caregiver to wheel you around. There are various types of wheelchairs, so it is important to find one that suits you best. For more information, consult your physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

    Where to buy:

    • Equipment Vendors