A walker helps you in the daily mobility: using a walker, you have
greater support and stability and, consequently, greater autonomy. With
A walker for the elderly, suitable for movement both indoors and
exteriors, you will be greatly facilitated. Which one to choose depends, among other things,
By how you wish to use it.

The reason for buying a walker is to get more stability and security
in the movement
. To choose the right one, you need to answer four simple
questions:

  • Where will you mainly use the walker?
  • You have little space at home, or you often travel by car, by bus, on the
    train or plane?
  • Do you get tired easily during your walks and hikes?
  • Which walker is suitable for your build (height, weight, etc.)?
Where will you use the walker?

If you need to use your walker mainly indoors,
you could choose a rollator walker for indoor use or a walker
for the elderly
. They are lightweight, compact, easy to store, have spikes and/or wheels
scratch-resistant, they give security and stability in home environments. On the other hand, if you are looking for a
walker for outside the home, as you need to cover distances more
long, even on somewhat rough terrain, better to choose a walker
rollator for outdoor use.

Do you have little space in your home? Do you often travel by car or with
the means?

For those who have little space in their homes or need to carry the walker at
car, bus, train or plane, we recommend choosing a
lightweight folding walker, which you can fold in two, making it still
pi compact and transportable, in a convenient included bag. This is the ideal
If you want to take it with you on long plane or bus trips.

Material and weight of the walker

The material of a walker always important, regardless of the
Whether you want to purchase it for domestic or outdoor environments. I
most common materials are steel, aluminum and carbon.

Lightweight walker

A walker is defined as light when weighs less than 8 kg. A
lightweight walker is easy to push, maneuver and even lift:
so very suitable if you have less energy in your arms and hands. For
achieve the low weight of this product, components and
lightweight materials such as, for example, aluminum or carbon.
Sometimes people think that an aluminum or carbon walker is less sturdy
Than one made of steel. These materials are more than durable and sufficient to
sorrect people up to 140 kg. They offer the advantage of weighing only 5 to 8
kg. In addition, the design is often more modern and attractive.

Do you get tired easily when you walk?

The rollator walker is intended for outdoor use, where it is more complicated to find
places to sit. If you get tired quickly during your walk,
you should prefer a rollator walker with the seat, or
and 2in1 hybrid walker, which can be transformed into a wheelchair.

Have you ever been walking so much that you thought you couldn't do
not even one step further? It may happen that, even with the help of your
rollator walker, you don't feel like walking all the way home.
A 2in1 walker can become a baby carriage and be pushed
By the companion, should you be fatigued. So it will no longer be a problem
walk with a rollator or choose to sit like in a wheelchair, and you can
so spend a nice day in the city: you can walk around the old town,
rest in your wheelchair while enjoying the lush park and then walk of
again toward that nice restaurant you had been eyeing, to end this
interesting and challenging day.
Make sure the seat is sturdy and wide enough and can support your
weight.

Which walker is suitable for your build?

When choosing a walker to get around independently, you need to make sure that
Has the correct size for you. If you do not carefully evaluate this aspect,
you will probably end up with a rollator walker, which does not meet your
needs. What you need to take into account when choosing a walker are the
Your height and weight.

Your height (A):
Many walkers are equipped with a seat, so you can sit down to rest when you
you get tired after a long commute, or while shopping. The height
of the seat is usually not adjustable, so to have a comfortable seat, where the
your feet touch the ground, it is important to consider the height of the seat, whose
measurement starts from the ground.

To best maneuver your walker while maintaining proper posture of the
body, the handles must have a correct position. If a walker
rollator is adjustable in height, means that possible to adjust the height as well
Of the handles. The biggest problems are usually related to people who are quite tall,
Who may need extensions to grasp the handles in a manner
optimal.

Whichever walking aid you choose, it is very important to
Assess size in relation to your height.

Here are the steps to choose the right size for you:

  • Wear the walking shoes you usually use.
  • Stand upright and keep your arm in a natural position, resting on your side.
  • Ask someone to take The measurement from your wrist to the floor (B). This measurement corresponds to the height of the walker handle. The height, in most rollator walkers, is adjustable, but it is best that you check if your size is within the adjustable range.

Your weight (D):
We have already seen how size is important in choosing the
walkers. The width and weight aspect, in turn, are as binding as
Of the height.

Many walkers come with a seat, so you can sit down to rest.
The width of the seat should be aligned with your build: if the seat
Too narrow compared to your hips, you won't be able to sit down during your
WALK (C).

In addition, the width of the seat is critical for your weight. An object that is too
small, for those with a large build, can also create problems in
safety fact. We always tell you the maximum weight in the data sheet.
An XL rollator walker or bariatric walker is recommended when the
weight exceeds 130 kg. These models can provide sufficient stability,
Should one wish to sit or move.
In addition, the overly bulky size of this object could create
issues to go through the doors of the house: always check the measurements for
Choose the most suitable product.

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Proper use of the walker
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Right handle height
Now you are ready to choose one of our walkers available for rental >

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