Transitioning from a Single Point Cane to no Assistive Device.

A physical therapist can help you transition from using a rolling walker to a single point cane or walking without an assistive device.

 

After a surgery or injury, you may be using an assistive device like a walker or a cane to help increase the distance you can walk and your safety while walking. But how do you get back to walking without an assistive device? That’s where physical therapy can help!


A physical therapist can identify the reason you need the assistive device for example it may be due to pain, strength, or balance. A physical therapist can then design a plan of care individualized to your needs to address the specific limitations by using exercises to strengthen your muscles or increase your mobility, manual techniques to decrease your pain, and additional exercises to improve your balance to get you back to walking without an assistive device.


A physical therapist will also teach you the proper gait mechanics to ensure your safe and walking with the most efficient and pain-free gait pattern. These strategies will help you transition from relying on an assistive device such as a Rolling walker to having the confidence and safety strategies to return to walking without one as you did prior to your injury or surgery.


Patients have seen great improvement with this in our In-Home therapy program. "Physical therapy has been extremely beneficial. I don't need my cane to walk and my walking has improved."

 

 

 

Contact Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy to answer any of your questions!
Great Neck: 516-829-0030
Farmingdale: 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy: 516-829-0030

 

 

Author
Dr. Jessica Armillay, DPT Dr. Jessica Armillay, DPT graduated from Misericordia University in 2016 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She recently relocated to New York and is very excited to continue her career as a physical therapist with Reddy Care! Jessica has been working as a physical therapist for over 2 years with the majority of time spent in an outpatient facility. Jessica enjoys treating a variety of conditions and working with many different people. Her favorite part of physical therapy is creating a relationship with patients and working to help them achieve their goals to get back to doing the things they love the most!

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