For many people, mobility limitations can feel like a barrier to enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, have a long-term health condition, or simply need a little extra support, getting outside for fresh air and exercise is important for everyone. 

The good news is, with the right mobility aids, you can continue to explore nature and participate in all sorts of outdoor activities! Doubek Medical Supply is here to help you find the perfect equipment to get you moving. 

Choosing the Right Mobility Aid: 

  • Rollators: These lightweight walkers with three or four wheels provide stability and support while walking. They’re a great option for those who need some assistance but still want to maintain independence. Look for features like a built-in seat and basket for added convenience, like the Stander Let’s Go Outdoor Rollator ([rollator for outdoor use]). 
  • Walkers: Traditional walkers offer excellent upper body support and stability. They’re a good option for those who need more assistance than a cane but don’t require the full support of a wheelchair. 
  • Wheelchairs: Manual wheelchairs provide comfortable seating and mobility for those who are unable to walk. All-terrain wheelchairs with knobby tires are specifically designed for navigating uneven outdoor surfaces. 

Here are some outdoor activities you can enjoy with your mobility aid: 

  • Gardening: Spending time in your garden is a wonderful way to relax and get some exercise. Raised garden beds can make gardening accessible for everyone, and a kneeler pad can protect your knees while you tend to your plants. 
  • Birdwatching: Find a quiet park or nature trail and enjoy the serenity of birdwatching. A comfortable seat on your rollator or walker can make spending time outdoors even more enjoyable. 
  • Hiking: Many parks offer paved trails that are perfect for exploring with a walker or all-terrain wheelchair. Be sure to choose a trail that matches your ability level. 
  • Picnics: Pack a lunch and head to a scenic spot for a relaxing picnic. A rollator with a built-in seat allows you to take a break and enjoy the view whenever you want. 

Tips for Staying Safe Outdoors: 

  • Plan ahead: Choose an activity and location that matches your mobility level. Let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to be back. 
  • Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good traction. Be sure to dress for the weather, including sun protection if needed. 
  • Bring water: Stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle. 
  • Pace yourself: Don’t try to do too much too soon. Take breaks often and listen to your body. 

Doubek Medical Supply is committed to helping you stay active and independent. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right mobility aid for your needs and lifestyle. Visit us today and let’s get you back to exploring the great outdoors!