Selecting the Right Mobility Aid for You

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
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There are numerous reasons why someone has limited mobility. Whether they have suffered an accident, injury, or undergone surgery, a mobility aid can assist a patient with balance and support. It is important to find the best mobility aid to fit you or a loved one’s specific needs. Jayhawk Pharmacy offers many options to assist with mobility. We invite you to visit our website and find one to help you as best possible. Here we have described the differences between 4 common mobility aids. Whether a little or a lot of support is needed, we are confident you will find something to ease your life at Jayhawk Pharmacy.

A cane provides balance and support for someone in need of extra help. A cane should be held in the hand of the “good” side. As you take a step with your “bad” leg, bring the cane forward and lean your weight on it for support.

Crutches are commonly used for a patient suffering a leg, ankle, or foot injury. To use crutches properly let your hands carry your weight, not your armpits. Lean forward, not down when walking, and make sure the crutches are adjusted to your height. Using crutches properly will make you more comfortable and prevent additional injuries.

A manual wheelchair serves patients who are unable to use their lower body but have sufficient upper body strength to propel forward. Take into consideration the comfort of the chair and if it is easy to move around. We offer them in many different sizes and styles to meet your specific needs.

Someone that is unable to use their upper body strength may consider a power wheelchair. They increase independence in the lives of patients who may be physically dependent on an aid to move through life. We offer them in different styles and sizes to best accommodate you.

Whatever aid is best for your needs, we hope you find one at Jayhawk Pharmacy. Don’t hesitate to call us today!

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