What you should think about if you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or crutches during the coronavirus pandemic. Keep your walker or wheelchair clean, especially when leaving your home and returning. Attending to this may decrease the chance that Coronavirus is carried into your home.
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.
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?
Rollators, or rolling walkers, are walkers with a wheel at the end of each leg. They provide faster, smoother mobility because they don't have to be lifted like a traditional walker. Their large wheels make them easy to use either indoors or outdoors. However, rolling walkers don't provide as much support as a traditional walker. What's best for you simply depends on what you want from a walker.
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?”
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.
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.
Choosing medical walkers for children can be difficult. The issue can be an emotional one for parents who never anticipated that their child might need assistance with mobility. Moreover, pediatric walkers do not have the same wide variety of styles and features that adult walkers do, which can make it difficult to find one to suit your child’s needs. However, once you fully understand the choices available, it can be much easier to decide on a child’s walker.
Are you looking for a walker with some style? One available in a wide range of colors and designs? One that will set you apart from the crowd? We hear you! After all, everyone likes to stand out. Why should you be forced to use a dull, grey, metal walker like everyone else? There are plenty of alternatives out there for those who want a little interest in their mobility aid. Read on for our picks for the best, most stylish types of walker, rollator, and rolling walker.
Accessories can make life with your walker a lot easier, and there are lots of accessories out there to choose from! Here are some of the most popular walker accessories we sell, as well as what makes them so very popular.
The word 'summer' conjures up classic images of beaches, tank tops, and lemonade stands. One thing we often forget about, or at least deliberately ignore, is the heavy, oppressive, suffocating heat and humidity that go right along with those happy thoughts.
That’s what we hear every day, and what we try to keep in mind when looking for new walkers and rollators. The width of a walker is of paramount importance- it can mean the difference between a walking aid you only occasionally remember to use and an essential part of your daily life. After all, many bathroom doors are only twenty-two inches, and narrow hallways can be hard to navigate.
The owners of heavy duty dual release walkers will be the first to tell you: finding accessories for a non-standard size is nearly impossible. Walker pouches are too small, walker trays are too narrow—even glides can be hard to find for extra-large tubing. But never fear! We have scoured our inventory to bring you suggestions on how to deck out your walker in high style. Be it pouch, seat, or cup holder, you will find it here.
The burden of picking up your walker with every step is an unwanted and unnecessary one. Solutions to it abound, and most common of all is one with which everyone is familiar: tennis balls. Tennis balls and walkers have been associated for decades. The practice of repurposing of tennis balls into impromptu walker glides has spread worldwide. But did you know we sell tennis balls pre-cut, specifically for you and your active life?