Buyer’s Guide to Walking Frames and Aids


A guide to choosing the right mobility aids for you

Types of walking aids Choosing the right walking aid Using your walking aid safely Walking aids and travel ​

While a wheelchair is ideal for people who have difficulty walking or standing, many people fall into that category of being able to walk but only with support. If you’re a little unsteady on your feet or get fatigued when walking long distances, a walking frame or aid like crutches allows you to maintain your independence while giving you the support you need.

Whether someone is experiencing temporary impairment as a result of injury or a longer-term disability that has decreased mobility, walking aids can make it easier to carry out daily tasks and take part in social activities.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a walking frame or aid. In this guide, we’ve outlined the different types of walking aids and the benefits of each, along with information on how to choose the right walking aid for you.