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Exploring your rehab equipment options

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Rehabilitation equipment allows people to be more active and maintain their independence while recovering from an accident, illness, or surgery. In addition to increased mobility outside the home, the right equipment makes daily tasks around the home much easier and less frustrating. If you or a loved one is recovering from a sports-related injury, fall, accident, or surgery, keep reading to help ensure you find and utilise the best possible products for the recovery project.

Physical Therapy at Home

In between follow-up doctor’s visits and physical therapy appointments, you will likely be given a series of stretches and other exercises to perform at home. Returning to an active and independent lifestyle is even easier with re-enabling equipment, which is designed to accelerate your recovery. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend specialised products, such as stretch bands or small weights, which are identical to the aids used in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.
Mobility Equipment
Walking sticks, rollators or 4-wheel walkers may help you take your first steps after an injury or surgery, offering support for your body while protecting your injured leg or foot. You can find walking sticks in a range of styles that are all fully adjustable for your height need and preferences. If underarm crutches make you feel uncomfortable, consider options such as elbow or gutter (forearm) crutches. Another alternative is a knee walker, which is essentially a scooter for one leg. A knee walker is an ideal way to avoid putting weight on an injured ankle or post-surgical lower limb.
Walkers are used by thousands of people across the world and with good reason. Their stability provides safety in addition to increased mobility. Homecare Equipment Services offers an assortment of 4-wheel walkers, including short, standard, tall, and bariatric, and each comes with a basket, handbrakes, and a cushioned seat. If, however, your surgery or injury will take you off of your feet for an extended period, you can hire a wheelchair for short-term use.
Additional Aids
In order to rehabilitate at home, each room must be properly equipped with the aids and tools you need to accomplish daily tasks. Shower stools and chairs, as well as mobile shower commodes, can make showering both safe and easy. Meanwhile, toilet seat raisers, pick-up sticks, and toe washers are all designed to help keep you from having to bend or reach unnecessarily.
In addition to bathroom aids, there are many rehabilitation products designed for other areas of the home. Consider purchasing a stool for use in the kitchen, or a chair platform to elevate your favourite living room recliner for easier access. If you need to keep a leg elevated during recovery, invest in a small, adjustable footstool. To avoid heavy lifting, consider purchasing a tray-mobile to transport meals and personal items from room to room with ease.
For more practical, user-friendly equipment options, visit Homecare Equipment Services, a leading product and service supplier for individuals, healthcare professionals, and hospitals in the Adelaide area.
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