What Is Walker ?
Walker is a tool which gives additional support and stability to people who are elder, disabled or recovering from surgery while walking and improves mobility. Many walkers are light weighted, adjustable, foldable for easy storage.
What are the different types of Walkers and their uses ?
Two primary types of walkers are available: Regular walker and wheeled walker (front wheels or two-wheel).
1) Regular Walker is the most basic form of walkers. The user needs to pick up the walker to move. It is best used for moving short distances or if the key concern is stability. This kind of walker would be most helpful to people who have a tendency to tip over. For easy storage, most regular walkers are foldable. A Regular walker provides a solid stationary base.
2) Wheeled Walkers/ Front Wheels Walkers have wheels on only the two front legs and rubber tips on the rear legs. The best advantage of using a front wheel walker is improved stability. When moving, the user should place his/her weight on the walker and the rubber tip legs stop the walker from rolling.
3) Walker Rollator has a frame with three or four big wheels, handlebars and an integrated seat that allows the user to stop and rest whenever needed.
4) Walker Boot is an outer medical shoe that protects your foot after an injury or surgery. Walker Boots are used in injuries of the bones, tendons and severe sprains. Most boots have adjustable straps between 2 and 5 and go to your calf in the middle.
5) Multi-Functional Walker has a toilet protection system and a cleaned seat raiser for height adjustment with the commode shower chair