Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/12/2021

The VICES of Mobility DEVICES


Millions of People Are Misusing Their Walkers and Canes, Harming Themselves

Join us for a live and interactive discussion with a holistic health practitioner and certified massage therapist, who has seen the damage seniors can experience from relying on canes and walkers that have not been properly adjusted.

Featuring Linda Mac Dougall, Author and Advocate

As a holistic health practitioner and certified massage therapist, Linda Mac Dougall has seen the damage seniors can experience from relying on canes and walkers that have not been properly adjusted for them. Contrary to what many people believe, canes, walkers and other mobility devices are not "one size fits all" and while they are important for preventing falls and helping the disabled get around, they should not be doing them harm.

Unexpected issues with walkers and canes are addressed in her new book, The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the BarThankfully, Mac Dougall offers advice on determining how to buy and use canes and walkers.

The 72-year-old Mac Dougall says, "I want things to change. Seniors don't have to get so sick and die. We can live long and healthy lives. It is a waste of human potential and costs individuals and this country way too much in so many ways to keep doing what we are doing. Health is life's bottom line."

Check out the Senior Health & Resource Fair!

We ran this discussion on site at Sunrise at Fair Oaks and then headed upstairs to a vendor fair!  Meet some of the providers in this video!

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