The different types of brakes on the various walkers and rollators on the market can be very confusing, but we’re here to help! Read on for a close-up look at some of the different braking systems available, and maybe you’ll find something that will help you choose your next rollator.
Loop-lock brakes are the hard plastic hand loops found under the handlebars of many rollators. Users squeeze both loops to stop the rollator temporarily, and lock it in place by pushing the loops down. These brakes respond fast and provide great security, but they can be tiring if you have weak hands.
The Medline Aluminum Rollator
- Push-down brakes are brakes that engage when you lean on the handlebars of a rollator. These brakes are great for heavier users or users with weak hands. They do not have any locking mechanism,