You may be reading this because until now you’ve been able to walk without needing much support, but because of your muscle weakness things are changing for you. Maybe you’re having trouble with your balance or you’re getting very tired with the effort it takes for you to walk. Or maybe you’re not able to walk now but you do want to stand and get around as much as possible. You might be a powered wheelchair user but you need a ‘back-up’ chair for when that’s being serviced or it’s not convenient to use it. Whatever the reason, if you aren’t being seen regularly by an OT or physio, contact your GP or neuromuscular consultant, explaining what’s going on and asking them for a referral to someone who you can ask for help and advice.
This section looks at a variety of options, not all of which will be right for you but it will hopefully give you some ideas about what’s available to help.