You may not be aware that Inspired Physiotherapy provides crutches for rent or purchase. Crutches are used as a mobility aid and they work by transferring weight from the legs to the upper body. They can be used for people who cannot (or partially) support their weight due to short-term injuries or disability e.g. bad ankle sprains, post knee or hip surgery.
We have forearm and underarm crutches available. Forearm crutches allow for greater use of your arms and are better for those who can partial weight bear as they require co-ordination and balance to use. Underarm crutches may feel more stable for some people –underarm crutches are used by placing the pad against the ribcage beneath the armpit and holding the grip, which is below and parallel to the pad.
Our Physiotherapists can help you decide which is best for your situation. The Physiotherapist will then measure and adjust the crutches to fit you and most importantly help you practice getting around on them (e.g. going up and down stairs).
The next time you require crutches give us a call to organise a fitting – we will get you back on your feet in no time!
Crutches Rental – $10 per week
Crutches for purchase – Forearm Crutches – $50/Underarm Crutches – $60
Megan Bradley, Practice Manager