Walking equipment may perform one or more functions including:

  • Provision of greater stability and balance by providing a wider support base
  • Facilitate your walking pattern in terms of speed and evenness of stride
  • Maintain an upright body posture
  • Increase your confidence in your walking ability
  • Weight redistribution – some of the weight carried through the legs when walking is transferred through the arms of the frame or stick as it is leant on for support. This may help reduce pain in the joints, muscles and ligaments in the lower limbs