We’ve all seen these:
And they all have one thing in common: *chants* U-G-L-Y, they ain’t got no alibi, they UGLY!
Enter some visionary people who have created these:
Prosthetic cover designed by Alleles Design Studio
2,133 options available (today) from the wonderful world of Etsy or…
Make your own walker bag! You can even add handle covers to match!
Assistive devices don’t have to be ugly. Don’t let that be a barrier to your own or your loved one’s or your patients’ safety! I get patients all the time that balk at using an assistive device just for this reason. Or they’ll specifically ask me for a Rollator, because they come in colors. (I rarely recommend a Rollator for anyone. Simply because they are not a multi-use device. In this changing world of medical payment cuts, it’s just not fiscally responsible with insurance or tax payer dollars in the case of Medicare or Medicaid.) I’ve encouraged my patients to make their stamp own stamp on their device. It’s also beneficial to clinicians when you’re in a busy clinic and there’s a pile of walkers that all look the same. If your patient’s walker is beautified, it’s easy to pick out. Put stickers on it. Or paint it with flat or puffy paint! How about ribbons? This can be made into a good treatment session too: there’s lots of reaching, trunk twisting, manipulating/lifting the device, balancing, both fine and gross motor…
Let’s make safe mobility beautiful!