Home medical equipment such as crutches, the various walking cane types, rollators, and walkers are all walking aids for people with mobility issues but who do not always require a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Designed to give the user the necessary stability to walk under their own leg-power, walking aids may be a temporary solution due to a recent injury, or they may be used to enhance longer term mobility requirements brought about by age or permanent infirmity.
Almost all modern walking aids, from the walking cane and axillary crutch, to rollators and walkers, are made to be adjustable, suiting the height requirements of the user. The devices' height adjustment is a primary consideration when selecting a walking aid as a mis-matched walking aid will provide little benefit to the user.
Living Motion offers home medical equipment with a wide selection of canes, crutches, rollators, walkers to meet the needs of the mobility-impaired of all heights and body weights. We also carry a wide range of parts and accessories, from walking cane tips to walking frame extensions and wheels so that the walking aid user may get them most from their mobility products..
Home Medical Equipment
The oldest and most simple walking aid of them all. Walking canes are available as special-grip orthopedic canes, strong and very stable quad-based canes, traditional crook canes, modern offset canes, and the iconic internationally recognized white cane for the sight impaired. Most of the cane types from Living Motion are made of lightweight tubular metal, and are adjustable to the user's height.
There are two basic crutch designs; the popular forearm crutch and the traditional axillary crutch, also known as the underarm crutch. In addition to the standard adult size, Living Motion offers pediatric and bariatric crutches.
Often refered to as wheel walkers, rollators are sophisticated rolling walkers with brake handles and usually a seat or shopping basket. Rollators are often the mobility aid of choice for those people with moderately impaired walking ability. Unlike the familiar frame walker, the rollator doesn't require the useer to left the device and set it back down with every step.
The lightweight walking frame (generically called a 'zimmer frame' in some places) are the safest and most sturdy walking aid; however they are also the slowest to operate. This additional safety factor makes the frame walker particularly desirable for geriatric users or other people with balance issues.