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Plan exercise for individuals using assistive devices by Joseph Kachelman, MS, Kent Brown, MS and Robert Topp, RN, PhD

Difficulty in ambulating, more commonly known as walking, affects 8-19% of older adults in the United States who do not live in an institution.

Ambulatory assistive devices—including canes, crutches, walkers and various joint braces—help people to walk by supplementing the sensory (proprioception, vision, vestibular sensation) and motor components (muscle activation) that are needed to maintain one’s balance while moving

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