Fisher Orthopaedic White cane - 1732R
1732L/1732R - White wooden cane, Fischer handle, left or right handed
A smart walking stick suitable for the blind and partially-sighted. The orthopaedic Fischer handle (named after Dr Fischer, its Austrian inventor) gives excellent support to the hand. Its unusual, contoured shape fits most sizes of hand, and is often of great benefit to those who suffer from arthritis, rheumatism or similar conditions as it is more easily grasped than a standard walking stick handle. The weight of the user is spread across the palm of the hand, which many people find a comfortable benefit. The wooden shaft is painted white to signify to others that the user is blind or partially-sighted. The walking stick is 92cm (36 inches) in height, but may be easily be shortened using a small saw. The Fischer handle is made from high quality acrylic and feels wonderfully smooth in the hand. The walking stick is fitted with a smart brass collar, and a non-slip rubber ferrule.
Easy Care Systems is proud to introduce Classic Canes, the walking stick specialists to our product range. The superior products manufactured by this traditional family run company in Somerset are of the highest quality and is second to none.
We are delighted to promote a home grown, English and distinguished company. Easy Care Systems is a quality company with quality products and Classic Canes work on the same principal as us, (customer care and quality products are paramount). We are very pleased to supply the Classic Cane selection of walking sticks and accessories to our web site.
How long should my walking stick be?
Physiotherapists recommend the following method of determining the correct height for a walking stick. The walking stick user should stand upright, in the type of shoes they usually wear, with their arms hanging naturally by their sides. Another person should turn the walking stick upside down, so that the handle is resting on the floor. Positioning the stick next to the user, make a small mark on the shaft of the stick level with the bump at the bottom of the wrist bone. Using a small saw, cut the stick at this point. Alternatively, if it is a height-adjustable model, set the mechanism to the appropriate height. A stick fitted to the correct height will mean that the user’s arm will be slightly bent when they hold the stick. Please note that this information is a guide only. Consult your doctor or physiotherapist if you require specific medical advice on this matter.
ORTHOPAEDIC WALKING STICKS
There is no officially approved weight test for walking sticks because people use them in such varied ways and at different angles. A 50kg person leaning heavily on their stick will exert more force on it than a 100kg person using a stick for light balance only. If a person requires very heavy support from a walking stick, a sensible course of action is to refer them to their doctor or physiotherapist, who will recommend a suitable design.
FISHER handle orthopaedic canes
This wonderful handle is named after its inventor, the Austrian Arthritis specialist Dr Fisher. It offers excellent support to the sufferers of the conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism because it is more easily grasped than a narrower walking stick handle and spreads the users weight across the hand. It suits hands of many shapes and sizes, and is available in left and right hand models.
VAT exemption (UK only)
There are strict laws governing which walking sticks may be sold exempt of VAT (Value Added Tax) to registered disabled people in the UK. The stick must have been designed specifically for the use of a disabled person. All sticks in the Classic Canes orthopaedic range fulfil this criterion, but please note that standard derby and crook walking sticks do not. Non-disabled people cannot buy orthopaedic sticks exempt of VAT.
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