The height of the quad cane should be adjusted such that the handle is at the same height as the user’s hip joint
Move the cane forward, rest it on firm ground and walk towards it in preparation for the next step
To assist individuals who are unsure of or unsteady with the ordinary stick, or those who are less steady with it due to old age or other factors contributing to weakness in the limbs .
The legs should be shaped to touch the ground at right angles and not at acute angles. When the ends of the legs are at right angles with the ground, the full gripping faces of the legs are in positive contact with the walking surface, adding considerably to the cane’s stability
The wide base quad cane provides more stability than the narrow base cane. If the user’s condition is one of gradual improvement, he can then “graduate” to the cane with a narrow base
The narrow base quad cane can be used in homes where the user needs to walk up and down steps. It readily fits onto the step and is more stable than the wide base quad cane which may not fit entirely on the step’s surface
Low-profile quad sticks have the same features as the standard models but with the base designed with a low centre of gravity for added balance and stability