What is an assistive device?


I noticed that both my physical therapist and your office asked if I use an assistive device. I am not sure I know what this means. What is an assistive device?   Bobby T.


Thank you for your question Bobby.  An assistive device is a term that is used to describe a tool or appliance that helps someone overcome a physical disability. This can be anything from a single point cane, to a walker, rollator, wheelchair, power wheelchair or shower chair. It is important for your rehabilitation team to know this information because it provides a picture of how you get around your environment and areas that the treatment plan can focus on to help you meet your goals.

- Jed Newhardt, CPO

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