The journey of someone with FSHD varies so widely that it is difficult to determine whether you will need to use a wheelchair or not. Statistics from the USA suggest that about one in five people with FSHD do eventually become dependent on a wheelchair for mobility. However, what we hear from our FSHD Community is that many people will require a wheelchair, at least for longer distances. This is for a variety of reasons including falls prevention, fatigue management and community access, not just because they are completely unable to walk. There are a number of aides available to help you maintain mobility prior to using a wheelchair, such as Ankle Foot Orthosis for foot drop, walking sticks, wheeled walkers and crutches.