Walking Stick Checkup Week – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog

Yes this is a thing, yes it is also a great idea started by a physiotherapist Paul Mills

Falls Prevention Walking Stick MOT Week 

Do you, a family member, a friend or a neighbour use a walking stick? If so then this is the week to encourage them to check the bottom of the stick. Ferrules are the small rubber base at the bottom of walking aids and, like tyres, they need changing when they get too worn.

Picture of ferrules with worn treads that need replacing
Which one does your ferrule look like?

The benefits of checking and changing are

  • Better Stability
  • Better posture
  • Reduced risk of falls

You can buy them at a chemist, a mobility shop or even Timpsons!

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