Choosing the Best Walking Stick For You – 5 Minute Tips!
Posted by Mike Phipps on April 6, 2022
Things to Consider
When it comes to choosing the right walking stick, there are a few things you need to consider.
Balance and Stability
The first thing to think about is what you will be using the walking stick for. Are you looking for a mobility aid to help you with balance and stability, or do you need something to provide extra support when walking?
If you are mostly looking for balance and stability, a simple cane, or hiking stick may be all you need. However, if you are looking for extra support when walking, you will need to choose a disability aid that's specifically designed for this purpose.
Height and Weight
Another thing to think about when choosing a walking stick is your height and weight. If the stick is too tall, or too heavy for you, it will be difficult to use and may even cause injuries.
When trying out different sticks, make sure to hold them correctly and use them the way they are meant to be used. This means testing how well they balance in your hand and how much weight they can hold.
Ask For Help!
If you are still unsure about which stick is right for you, ask for help from a medical professional, or a walking stick specialist. They will be able to advise you on the best stick for your needs and will also be able to show you how to use it correctly.
Ability Superstore – Here To Help You
Don't forget that we are always here to help and advise on any mobility and disability aid that would help you live your life to the full. Our team are available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am to 5pm. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Contact Us form, if you click here!
Why Not Visit Our Retail Store?
Of course, if you are local to us, you could also pop into our local store in East Lancashire.
You can find at us The Mill, Gertrude Street, Nelson BB9 8RS. Our retail store is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 10am to 4pm.