For many with limited mobility, power scooters
are a huge blessing. Here are our top 5 reasons for getting one.
Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke. That’s over 795,000 strokes each year.
Most of these people will need assistance walking after the stroke, but through physical therapy many will regain their mobility. Each individual is different and will need to discuss with their doctor the best path for them, but treatment options include...
Rollators are perfect for seniors with limited mobility who want to maintain an active lifestyle. But that’s not all they’re good for. They can also help those recovering from back surgery. Read More
After a recent cruise vacation, I took special note of the mobility products my fellow patrons were using. While cruise ships are surprisingly handicap accessibly (hallway hand rails, plentiful elevators, raised toilet seats, etc), there are some things to consider when planning for your next vacation. Read More
Not everyone can use a traditional 3
or 4 Wheel Rollator
. Some require a more specialized device to get around. That’s why we offer a selection of specialty rollators
and accessories, including the Drive Posterior Safety Roller and numerous accessories for the Drive Trekker Gait Trainer.
Up until age 65, the most important factor in living a healthy life is your genes
. But after 65, you’re on your own. According to Laura Carstensen, the Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, “After that , it’s predominantly about lifestyle. Exercise and nutrition become much more important.”
Knee walkers, sometimes called knee scooters, provide a convenient alternative to crutches. If only one leg is injured and the injury is below the knee, the knee walker will help you get around quickly both indoors and outdoors so you don’t have to limit your activity. So what are the best knee walkers? Read More
When using a mobility aid, you notice things no one else does. Such as how awesome wheelchair ramps are or how annoying uneven door thresholds can be.
Don’t hassle with an uneven threshold every day! At JustWalkers.com, we now offer several threshold ramps to fit any size door or threshold height.
According to a report by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, “older adults need more frequent exercise than younger people to maintain muscle.” However, most elderly aren’t ready for strenuous, high-impact workouts.
Here are several low-impact alternatives to help you stay in shape.
Bariatric rollators, sometimes called heavy duty rollators, are designed to accommodate larger users. They’re wider than a traditional rollator and many can support up to 500 pounds. Here are the most popular models. Read More
Love it or hate it, winter is upon us. And while it comes with many fun treats—holidays, sales, hot chocolate—it also makes getting around trickier, especially if you use a mobility aid. Here our top tips for safely getting around during the winter. Read More
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, or rollators, are walkers with a wheel at the bottom of each leg. Though they’re relatively easy to use, there are some things you should do to ensure you have the best and safest experience. Here are our tips for safe rollator use, though we encourage you to seek guidance from a medical health practitioner for your specific situation.
I never know what to get my grandma. She likes ice cream and game shows, but that doesn’t leave me with a whole lot of options. It’s weird to wrap a carton of ice cream and by the time it’s sat under the tree for a week, it probably won’t be in top condition.
But if you’re like me, fear not! JustWalkers.com now has a Gift Ideas section just in time for the holidays.
Choosing a rollator? We can help. After years of selling walking aids online, we’ve learned what the highest quality rollators are as well as what our customers like the best. Here are four of our top recommended 4 wheel rollators. Read More
When buying a rollator or rolling walker, you have a lot options. To make sure you find the best one for your needs, ask yourself... Read More
When choosing a cane, the first thing you need to decide is whether you want a standard cane or a quad cane. Standard canes, also called single-tip canes, have only one tip. Quad canes have four. Which one will work better depends entirely on what you need it for and how you’ll use it. Read More
If you’ve recently gotten injured and will have to start using crutches
at school, you probably have some concerns. But don’t worry. Life on crutches will take a bit of getting used to, sure, but most schools are ready to handle these situations and students tend to be supportive.
Recently, the World Health Organization released a warning that “a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.” They claim that 2 million deaths every year are attributed to physical inactivity, making it one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Read More
James from Florida wrote in saying, “I’m trying to stay active, but I can’t get around without a walking aid anymore. What would you recommend? I need one that’s good for outdoors. Will I need a different one for indoor use?” Read More
Using crutches incorrectly can be a painful experience. Either you fall on your face or, if you have them adjusted wrong, you injure everything from your hands and arms to your back and neck. Here are some of the most common crutch mistakes we recommend avoiding. Read More
Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just naturally aging, if you’re buying a mobility aid
chances are now more than ever you need to stay active. How? The obvious answers are exercise
and spending time with your family/friends
. And those are both important. But here are some other ideas you may not have considered.
Rollators make great walking aids. They’re more durable than standard walkers and allow for a more active lifestyle. When choosing a rollator, we recommend you... Read More
Recently we wrote about what to consider when travelling with a walker. Here are some specific recommendations we think will be great for your summer travels. Read More
Most people are provided with a medical walker by their health insurance or Medicaid/Medicare, but that doesn't mean it's their best option. Depending on your lifestyle, you may prefer to have a walker or rollator or even both. Here are the differences. Read More
It's summertime and many of us will be doing more traveling, going on vacation and visiting loved ones. If you're travelling with a walking aid, here are a few important things to consider.
Do I need a seat? Would it be better to be pushed?
The easiest way to transport your personal belongings with you when you are using your walker is to use a basket that easily attaches to the front of your walker. Baskets eliminate the need to carry around a bulky bag or obstructive purse, which are difficult to carry when your two hands are already occupied. Read More
If you've ever had to use crutches
or if you are currently using them, you know that traditional crutches were not designed with comfort in mind. Even when used sparingly, traditional crutches can cause discomfort in your neck, shoulders, armpits, and wrists. To make the healing process more comfortable and get you back to full strength with less stress, the people at Millennial Medical have designed the In-Motion Pro Crutches
with ergonomics in mind.
Cup holders are one of our most popular walker accessories and we are fortunate to be able to provide so many different models, each with its own unique benefit. Selecting one to recommend from the group is tough, but the Adjustable, Swing-Away Drink Holder truly stands out because more than any other cup holder, it addresses every major concern that customers typically have. Read More
For those of you who require the heavy-duty durability of a bariatric walker in a lightweight device, the Invacare Heavy Duty Dual Release Walker is just right for you. This walker has the highest weight capacity, at 700 pounds, while still maintaining a lightweight, folding frame of only 7 pounds. Its lightweight design allows you to move around effortlessly. Read More