Tripods and quadrupods
Tripod and quadrupod walking devices have a three or four-point base respectively. They are free standing and offer the user support that is more stable than a standard walking stick. They can be held in the left or right hand via a handgrip or have a crutch style cuff and handgrip. The width of the base varies between models. Straight and swan necked shafts are available. A swan neck shaft puts the user's weight centrally over the base. This type of equipment can have an adverse effect on some rehabilitation programmes, so it is essential that the user consults a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist before purchase.