At Assist, we believe that your active lifestyle should never be hindered by your age or limited mobility. We believe in options for everyone. This way each and every one of you can live an active lifestyle without putting undue stress and tension on your body. As the days get warmer, and everyone’s adventurous spirit is ignited, we thought it suitable to discuss how to be active throughout the summer.
Walking sticks are used by a wide variety of individuals. While walking sticks are commonly associated with those who have limited mobility, they have been widely accepted into the hiking and adventuring community. These walking sticks reduce the pressure on ankles, knees, and hips, and ensure that your mobility can take you the furthest
Stability is one of the greatest benefits of the walking stick. It allows you to feel sturdy when the path is uneven, muddy, or on an incline. By creating a point of extra contact, you have the ability to navigate all walks with ease.
Walking sticks also provide additional endurance. The extra contact point reduces the effort that your body has to take to move, and ensures that the support is given where needed. This lends hand to the safety that walking sticks provide. The walking stick builds situational awareness and allows you to better move forward with limited mobility.
The walking stick can be used by anyone, regardless of their level of mobility. With that said, it is a widely accepted mobility tool that we recommend to individuals with limited mobility hoping to have an active lifestyle.
For those who love the summer, nothing is worse than spraining an ankle or needing surgery right as summer rounds the corner. This is due to the fact that enjoying the outdoors is what sparks joy. We recognize the desire to be mobile and outdoors, and have a variety or options readily available.
While crutches are an option often exercises, they can be uncomfortable during the summer, creating more discomfort than reward. They also require even grounds which is not always the case. This is why we offer the knee scooter. It allows you to be mobile through your healing process. These scooters can keep you outdoors and active, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice time outdoors to heal. Not only can you be outdoors, you can navigate all terrains. The knee scooter is an accessible option that provides the deluxe experience which will ensure you can live actively even with an injury.
Finding Your Support
At the end of the day, every individual is different and their situation poses different challenges that need to be conquered. Here at Assist, we believe options go a long way. This is why we have a variety of solutions.
When looking to support your active living, consider the options that are available. From walking sticks to knee scooters, there is always a solution for you. If you have any questions, or need to better understand how you can remain active with limited mobility, reach out.