The “Continuum of Mobility” is a handy guide to help determine your stage of mobility or that of a loved one. While everyone is somewhere on the Continuum, those further forward require increasing assistance to maintain the same level of independence.
Canes are essential but straightforward walking support tools that can help anyone with limited mobility, no matter the reason. Whether you are recovering from surgery and need a cane to help you get around for a short period or you are looking for a long-term solution to your mobility issues, choosing the right cane, and knowing how to use it properly, is vital.
If you or your loved one is looking for a way to be more mobile and independent, there are many options to consider. When choosing a cane, it is essential to look at the different types and pick one that is suitable to your lifestyle. Many people often struggle when deciding between a quad cane, and a single tip cane. A quad cane has a similar shaft and handle as a single tip cane but has a larger, 4 pointed base that allows for more stability and ease of use for daily living.