Are you experiencing trouble with balance? Is it difficult to take steps without feeling unsteady on your feet? Do you find walking to be a tiresome and even painful experience? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to invest in a high-quality walker. You should note, however, that not just any walker will do. It’s important to get the right walker just for you!
Not all walkers are created equal. By that, we’re not simply referring to the fact that investing in high-quality is important. We’re pointing out the fact that there are many different types of walkers. Getting one that best suits your needs is certainly the smart way to go. So what types of walkers are there?
If you’re looking for a walker that is ideal for indoor use, a standard medical walker is for you. They are constructed with aluminum. This makes them lightweight, portable and very easy to use. A medical walker can be adjusted to perfectly accommodate your height. They also allow for accessories to be added in order to increase usability and to meet your specific requirements.
A standard medical walker can come with no wheels. This requires users to lift their walkers up with each step they take. These walkers, however, can also come with two wheels. With two wheel walkers, you will have an easier time gliding them across the floor. Your upper body strength will help to determine which type of walker is your best fit.
If you’d prefer to push your walker along instead of picking it up, you may wish to opt for a rollator walker. Rollators are known to be more versatile than standard medical walkers. They are available in a variety of weights, seat heights, handle configurations and styles. The biggest difference between rollator walkers and their standard medical counterparts are the number of wheels they come with.
Although three wheel walkers are available, the majority of rollators have the stability of four wheels. Each rollator also includes a seat for resting and a basket for carrying personal items as you walk.
What are the main benefits of using walkers and rollators?
When set to optimum heights, walkers and rollators can help to support those who have limited walking ability. These mobility solutions are well known for helping individuals enjoy mobility with increased safety and independence. When using either a walker or a rollator, you can enjoy safer and longer walkers, the ability to rest when needed, extra support and less stress on your body.
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, our qualified technicians will ensure that your walker is properly set up and adjusted to provide you with the maximum benefit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in order to learn more about our walkers and rollators. We’ll be sure to help you select the right walker or rollator for your specific needs. Give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!