Mobility aid

MS-UK Information Session: selecting the right mobility aid

October 10, 2021 | Southmedia

Join MS-UK for an information session about mobility aids

MS-UK is hosting an information session where they will be looking at the most common mobility aids for walking and how to select the right one.

Event details:

  • Monday 18 October
  • 2pm – 3pm
  • Via Zoom

Dr Gretchen will be talking about the different mobility aids that are available to help with walking. This is a subject which people usually have a lot of questions about, with many people wanting to know when is the right time to start using a mobility aid and how to choose the one that is right for them.

Searching the internet for mobility aids will bring up a wide range of different types of walking aids, making the right choice a difficult decision. So, in this information session Dr Gretchen will identify how to weigh-up choosing one walking aid over another by looking at the pros and cons of each of the most common walking aids that are available and the reasons you might choose it for yourself versus another option.

You will be shown how to adjust the aids to ensure they are comfortable, prevent overuse injuries and are as efficient for your use as possible. They will finish by taking you through the correct way to use the different aids, which will stop bad habits and make its use as safe as possible.

Session overview

  • When to consider using a mobility aid
  • Types of mobility aids and their pros and cons
  • How to fit a mobility aid to your body
  • The proper way to use a mobility aid

The session will then finish with twenty minutes for questions and answers.

If you have any questions about the information session or about mobility aids you want to send in advance to Dr Gretchen, please email register@ms-uk.org.

If you can’t make the session live, don’t worry as we will be recording the presentation and will make it available to watch again for all those registering in advance.

We have a suggested donation is £5 for this information session, but you can make a donation of your choosing from £1 to attend.

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mobility-aids-selecting-the-right-mobility-aid-with-dr-gretchen-hawley-tickets-185884163537

If you are attending, we would love to hear what you thought of it. Perhaps you would like to write a review for our newsletter/blog. If you are interested please email ms@bmstc.org.

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