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!
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