Anyone need mobility aids?

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Susan69
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Anyone need mobility aids?

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Does anyone else use mobility aids? I find 2 crutches really hard to co-ordinate but don't always have the balance (depends on how uneven the ground is) to manage with one and though rollators are fine where its flat and level they're hard work on uneven surfaces also. I have to use a wheelchair if I'm been taken out shopping for a few hours and use a mobility scooter to walk my dog around the area as I couldn't manage the amount of exercise he needs. I also have circulation issues (legs swell and veins come up - seperate issue) and flat feet that get really painful to walk on.

I wondered if the walking poles would be easier to use two of and wondered if anyone used them? or any remedies to ease painful feet please?
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Sorry for late reply We’re all affected differently and may also be affected by other non related or indirectly related conditions. I think this question might be better answered by an OT and/or your GP or possibly a Podiatrist
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chloe968
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Hi got diagnosis yesterday after having an adhd assessment and being told I have this instead as well as asd and borderline learning difficulties and i need advice on what coordination aids are good as dont know how long i will have to wait for ot assessment and also if wobble cushions are good and what do people do to keep concentration to stop shopping addiction
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chloe968 wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:46 pm Hi got diagnosis yesterday after having an adhd assessment and being told I have this instead as well as asd and borderline learning difficulties and i need advice on what coordination aids are good as dont know how long i will have to wait for ot assessment and also if wobble cushions are good and what do people do to keep concentration to stop shopping addiction
Hi and welcome

It very much depends on your personal needs as we're all different. Some coordination aids help many are ludicrously overpriced and make chocolate teapots seem practical (IMHO). I do like my gadgets but where half of them are when I need them is a mystery!

The How to ADHD channel on You Tube might be a good place to start. Whilst not formally diagnosed ADHD, there is a lot of useful stuff for Dyspraxic folk with ADHD traits.

https://youtube.com/c/HowtoADHD
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