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Many of my patients and clients over the years do not want to "get old" by taking on a cane or walker. I have often times suggested hiking walking poles with rubber tips that look much more youthful and actually promote a more normal gait pattern. Nice sets are available at REI and other retailers. Also, an attractive wooden cane with interesting carvings can be very easy to sell as well.

We do have walkers that "follow you" and call them posterior gait trainers. These can have a seat behind you and not get in your way of your activities. They also come in neat colors and appear much higher tech. Check them out at

Have a great day!

Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD