Assistive devices for ambulation.

  title={Assistive devices for ambulation.},
  author={Joan E. Edelstein},
  journal={Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America},
  volume={24 2},
Interacting with other people and the environment is fundamental to quality of life. Canes, walkers, and crutches increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of many individuals with neurologic disorders. Canes offer a choice of handle, shaft, and base. Walkers have various types of base, uprights, handgrips, platforms, and accessories. Crutch designs include underarm, triceps, forearm, and platform. Orthoses, particularly ankle foot orthoses and knee ankle foot orthoses, are often… CONTINUE READING