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Guide to Walking Aids: Canes, Crutches, and Walkers

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that over 12% of Americans aged 15 years and older have difficulty walking and that almost 5% use crutches or a cane or walker to assist them with walking (Brault, 2012). Further, among American seniors, over 16% use a cane and over 11% use walkers (Reidel, 2015). There are many assistive technology (AT) aids on the market today to assist you with walking. The most common are canes, crutches, walkers, and rollators.

Date Published: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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