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Who Should Use Walkers or Wheelchairs? Your Guide to Mobility Aids October 31, 2016

La Crosse, La Crosse County
Who Should Use Walkers or Wheelchairs? Your Guide to Mobility Aids, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Mobility aids, like canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, can improve your quality of life immensely, especially as you age. At Hilton Medical Supply in La Crosse, WI, they sell everything from hospital beds to power scooters, and their knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you find the perfect mobility aid for your particular needs. How do you know what you should be looking for, though?


Canes are the easiest mobility aid to manage, and they are also the least cumbersome. Canes can help you achieve balance as you walk, but you should not rely on one for weight bearing purposes. People who struggle to maintain their balance benefit the most from using canes.


walkersWalkers are a stabilizing mobility device that requires the least amount of coordination to use. If you have an injured limb, you can use a walker to reduce the weight that you place on that limb as you move. Walkers also provide balance, and people who don’t need one for weight bearing purposes may opt for a rolling walker, which provides moderate support.


Wheelchairs and power scooters are for individuals who typically have no weight bearing capabilities in their lower limbs. Wheelchairs are also an effective mobility aid for people who have little energy and tire easily or for those who are craving independence. Individuals who will be temporarily immobile due to serious injury or extended bed rest can benefit from renting this mobility aid, too.

If you or someone you love could benefit from a mobility aid, turn to Hilton Medical Supply in La Crosse, WI. Visit their website to learn more about the walkers, wheelchairs, and power scooters they sell, and call (608) 785-0390 to discuss your needs today. 

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