Now that the good weather has arrived we all want to spend time outdoors. Reduced mobility should not mean you cannot go outdoors and experience all the lovely scenery and fresh air. In fact, many Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists recommend light exercise on a daily basis to improve overall physical health. Fresh air and regular walks have also been shown to help improve memory as well as mental health so the benefits are fantastic.

If you need a bit of help getting about a walking aid may be the solution.  We have many different types to suit all levels of mobility.

Walking Sticks and Canes

Walking sticks add a little extra stability for someone who is experiencing reduced balance or stiffness in their legs. They are easy to use and there are many colours and styles available. We even stock folding walking sticks for when you want to put it into your bag.

Rollators

Rollators are basically walking frames on wheels and most of them also come with a little seat too! This means you have the option to sit down and relax for a few minutes if you happen to get tired while out and about. Most rollators also have a storage basket or bag for your essential items such as keys, phones and wallets.

Walking Frames

Walking Frames are height adjustable frames with ferrules. They offer a bit of extra support to someone who generally has good mobility but need to avoid placing a lot of weight on their legs. A walking frame is literally walked across the floor by the user, they do not have wheels unless specified.

Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are a brilliant way of getting out and about and maintaining your normal routine even after a debilitating illness or injury. Many people who have bought a mobility scooter from us come back to tell us that they don’t know how they managed without one!

 

Not sure on the best walking aid for you?

If you are not sure which walking aid is best suited to your needs you can also speak to a member of our trained sales team. They can answer any queries you may have.  You can call us on 057 868 2304 or email info@beechfieldhealthcare.ie for advice and information.

 

Now that the sun is out we hope to see you all out and about too!