Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
This is the first article that the researcher is aware of that compares walking speed and confidence levels with 1 cane versus 2 canes. An observational study was conducted with 30 participants who had difficulty walking. Gait speed was assessed on a 4-m course with the participants using 1 cane, then 2 canes. Of 30 participants, 28 walked faster and demonstrated improved confidence with 2 canes. Use of 2 canes with gait might be a technique that people want to consider to improve confidence or to improve walking speed, or improve both.
Original Publication Citation
Lisenby, M. A. (2017). Gait speed and confidence levels in persons using 1 and 2 canes while walking a 4-m course. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 33(2), 133-139. doi:10.1097/TGR.0000000000000148
Lisenby, Marion A., "Gait Speed and Confidence Levels in Persons Using 1 and 2 Canes While Walking a 4-m Course" (2017). Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty Publications. 22.