Disability is a funny thing, it’s also an expensive thing. I wasn’t going to share about this cane because I felt like I was being frivolous and unrealistic and didn’t want to let that be seen. However I’m finding that it’s actually a really interesting tool and I realized I may be able to help out other people who may be curious about this cane. This thing is called a flipstick. It’s a folding cane with, you guessed it, a flip back seat. I thought that it would be good for use in the kitchen when I need to use the sink. I figured this could go one of two ways- being utterly useless, or being pretty awesome- I took the risk. At times it still feels somewhat useless- but overall I’m really happy I have it. I’ve been using it for PT, to help myself spend a few minutes standing (since it’s seat is basically standing 😂) it’s been really amazing and today I was able to do 10 minutes of standing with it! My joints are screaming and their hypermobility is definitely a big concern but I’m really grateful I managed to stand without collapsing. This is far from the perfect mobility aid (especially if you really need a seat) but it is an excellent PT aid! At least for me. I had to order the “short” model and it’s still a few inches too tall but that’s to be expected because I’m tiny- if you’re also tiny and want to order this, the sitting height will probably be fine but the walking height might not be perfect. If anyone has anyone questions about it you can always DM me, I’m always happy to help since mobility aids are expensive and it can be hard to know what will or won’t work for you.
Image description: there pictures. First picture is the flipstick in the walking position. Second picture is the seat flipped down. Third picture is the flipstick folded up as small as it gets. End image description. #accessibilityiscool #accessibility #imagedescription #flipstick #mobilityaid #cane #walkingstick