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Walking aids

This module provides a basic introduction to providing walking aids.

6 Lessons

This module teaches how to provide walking aids following four service steps.

Difficulty level: Medium

Module duration: 4 hours online, followed by supervised practice as needed

Before you start, check that you have completed these modules:

There are many different types of walking aid available. This module focuses on those most commonly needed. If a person needs a walking aid that is not covered in the module, referral to another service may be needed.

Resources you will need

  • Walking sticks
  • Elbow and axilla crutches
  • Rollators
  • Walking frames

Download and print these documents from the module:

Discussion forum

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Consent for use of information

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Check yes or no to each question below. If you select no, you are still very welcome to continue the training.

1. I have read the Participant Information Sheet and understand TAP data collection.
2. I understand that my de-identified information collected during this training (including this registration form, online feedback survey, quiz results and discussion forum) will be used in reporting and research to help improve TAP and improve access to assistive technology, and I give my consent for this.