Moving around can be a constant struggle for anyone recovering from a brain injury such as a stroke or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It’s why doctors and therapists often recommend the use of a mobility aid for patients who need it to get around.

However, there are several types of aids to choose from. To help you choose, we’ve researched the main characteristics of different type of aids available and what purpose they serve.

Knowing these types can make a big difference to how someone’s recovery progresses and how comfortable they feel going places. So, what are the types of aids available for you?

The most common types available include: walking stick, quad stick, rollator frame, wheelchair and electric wheelchair.

Each of them serves their own unique purpose and benefits to patients in its own way. So, let’s take a look at them in a bit more detail.

We hope that this review of the different aids will help you choose the one that will best help you or a loved one who has suffered a stroke or TBI. Always remember to consult a specialist and a physical therapist to discuss the best mobility aids for your needs and help get mobile again very soon!

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