Transitioning from a Wheelchair to a Walker

After an accident, it’s great news to be told by your doctor that you can start putting weight on a leg, joint, or foot after being confined to a wheelchair for several months. It can also be a little scary, especially is you are older. You may worry about pain, or accidentally injuring yourself again. A 93-year old mother of a friend had fallen shortly before Christmas, fracturing her femur and patella. “Mryna” was told to keep her right leg immobile and not to bear any weight on it. After four months of being wheelchair-bond, she was starting to feel [...]