Although walkers come in many different forms to suit specific needs, they all serve two main purposes:
Helping patients get back on their feet while recovering from a surgery or injury
Allowing patients with permanent mobility issues to walk around without the assistance of a caregiver or physical therapist.
However, what helps someone else might not be what’s best for your situation. It’s good to know the varying strengths and purposes for each type of ambulatory aid:
- Wheeled walkers offer confidence backed by a sense of security while you or your loved one takes their recovery one step at a time, or simply regains an active lifestyle as a senior. They are easier to maneuver than your standard walker and require less energy to operate.
- Folding walkers are crafted with lightweight collapsible frames perfect for travelling purposes. The legs fold inward at the push of a button so the walker can be placed flat in the back seat or trunk of any car.
- Knee walkers are designed as an alternative to uncomfortable crutches that may leave you with sore armpits at the end of the day. Patients recovering from surgeries and injuries related to the leg, knee or foot can use these walkers to easily glide around in their homes or out and about.
- Bariatric walkers feature wider and sturdier frames constructed to accommodate those weighing up to 500lbs.
Walker accessories are also available so you can further tailor your walking aid to your individual situation. Varying adjustable wheels, glides, and skis can assist in traveling over differing terrains; adjustable pouches, caddies and baskets make it easier than ever to keep important things nearby.
Whatever your mobility needs may be, we are confident we can provide the assistance you need to get you to the places you need to go.