- Avoid tripod or quad canes (those with three or four-point bases). People with PD tend to have trouble using these correctly. Straight Canes With Rubber Tips are Better.
- Four-post walkers, or standard walkers, are NOT recommended for people with PD. Four-wheeled walkers offer better stability and easier
turns. Special features such as large wheels, seats, swivel casters, and hand brakes provide the most stability. As always, pleae consult a Physical Therapist or Doctor for a final recommendation.
To Adjust a Cane or Walker to the Proper Height
-Stand as straight as possible with your arms hanging at your sides.
-Place the cane or walker next to your arm.
-The top of the cane or walker should be as high as the bend in your wrist.