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Choosing the Right Mobility Aids for Multiple Sclerosis

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Different types of mobility aids.
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Senior man walking outside with a cane.
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Canes and walking sticks


Wooden canes.
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Choosing the right cane


Cane with four prongs.
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Super canes


Student walking around with forearm crutches.
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Underarm, forearm, and platform crutches


Senior man using a walker.
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Walkers, with or without wheels


Senior using a rollator outside.
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Rollators


Man walking around with an ankle brace.
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Foot drop assist devices


Physical therapist administering electrical stimulation to woman's leg.
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Functional electrical stimulation (FES) technology


Woman walking on crutches with a wheelchair in the background.
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Combining mobility aids


Woman using a wheelchair.
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Wheeled mobility devices


Man in a wheelchair outside with his family.
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Manual wheelchairs


Electric scooter.
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Electric scooters


Woman in a power wheelchair talking to a friend.
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Power wheelchairs


Physical therapist looking at a man's leg.
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Should you get a scooter or power wheelchair?


Senior woman exercising with a robotic suit.
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Robotic mobility devices in rehabilitation


Van with a wheelchair ramp.
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Mobility devices and adapted vehicles


Happy woman raising her crutches.
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Mobility aids support independence


Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich

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Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

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