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. Read More
While they often seem to be interchangeable words, walking sticks and walking canes are actually two very different types of product with different uses. Many people get them mixed up, but if you read on, you will be one of the elite few who know the difference between walking sticks and canes. Read More
Many people have seen knee walkers
in use, but don’t actually know what they’re called. This can make it hard to know what you’re looking for when you want to ditch the crutches for one of those neat little knee scooter things. In fact, they have a lot of different names that you might search under.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re walking to the theater with your cane only to discover that the line for tickets is incredibly long- and the guy at the front is having a long, drawn-out argument with the ticket seller. The walk just to get there was bad enough, and now you have to stand in line for how long? You sigh, looking wistfully at your cane, and wish you’d brought a chair instead. Read More
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. Read More
The Sphinx’s riddle asks, “What goes on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening?”
Give up? The answer is: a human being, who crawls on four limbs as a baby in the morning of their life, walks upright on two legs in the middle of the day, and uses a cane in the twilight of their years.
I’m looking at walker aids, and I can’t decide between a tri wheeled walker and a 4 wheeled rollator. What’s the difference?
Great question! Three wheeled walkers and four wheeled walkers are very similar on the surface, but they have a few basic differences.
Are you one of the many people looking for a pink walker or pink rollator? If so, you may have come across the Medline Breast Cancer Awareness Rollator
. This attractive pink rollator has a bright pink frame with black detailing, and the familiar pink breast cancer ribbon adds a unique touch to the seat and the padded backrest. It’s made by Medline, one of the largest manufacturers of mobility products in the United States.
Elbow crutches are more commonly known as forearm crutches
. They are often given to younger children, but they are beneficial to adults as well. Forearm crutches encourage better posture and develop upper body strength in their users. They allow you to try out different gaits for different situations. People who will need to be on crutches long term are sometimes encouraged to try forearm crutches for these reasons.
Have you checked out our new Tips & Advice Center
? If not, be sure to stop by and take a look. It’s full of great information about mobility products, daily living aids, accessories for all aspects of life—and more! We’ve worked hard to make the Tips & Advice center helpful, accessible, and easy to read. And if you have a question you don’t see an answer to, be sure to send it our way!
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. Read More
Got plain-jane crutches? Sick and tired of your drab, boring, underarm crutches? With just a little creativity, you can dress those crutches up into something fantastically unique and perfectly “you”. Here are five ideas to get you started. Read More
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. Read More
Stay off that ankle! For eight weeks?! How are you going to survive without going crazy? For many of us assigned to crutches or a wheelchair for any period of recovery time, the restrictions can seem impossible to live with, and after a few days, terminal boredom sets in. There are only so many times we can reread War and Peace, after all. Well, we’re here to help! Read More
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. Read More
If you’re confined to a wheelchair, we don’t need to tell you the smallest tasks can be a big event in a wheelchair. Federal regulations may require public buildings to be wheelchair accessible, but older and private buildings don’t have to follow the same regulations. And there’s always the constant inconvenience of finding the side door, the cargo elevator, or the only staff member with a key. Read More
So you’re injured, or you’re recovering from surgery, or for whatever reason you’re supposed to stay off your ankle for a few weeks, and you’ve acquired a pair of crutches to use for that time. But they’re more of a hassle than you ever thought they’d be, aren’t they? Whether chafing under your arms or keeping both hands occupied whenever you stand up, there’s no denying that big, clunky crutches seem to cause more problems than they solve. Read More
Do you think you’re too old for a tongue piercing? Or maybe you think such things have no useful purpose? Think again! A project under development at Northwestern University would introduce a new mobility aid onto the market—one which uses a pierced tongue to control a wheelchair, hands-free! Read More
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. Read More
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? Read More
Last week we discussed the use of an attachable walker flashlight to improve safety and to lower the risk of falls to those with mobility impairments. The attachable light is a big step, but did you know many of the falls that happen every day are preventable? Follow this list of simple precautions, and you are sure to find yourself moving freely and without worry. Read More
Many people who fall develop a fear of falling even if they are not injured. However, if you can prevent the fall in the first place, you will feel more safe and secure. Since poor lighting is one of the most prevalent reasons for falls, it turns out that the best thing you can do for your health and safety is simple - improve visibility! Read More
"I've fallen and I can't get up!"
Most of us will instantly recognize that familiar phrase and groan, nod, or smile. Unfortunately, for thousands of Americans, it's an unpleasant fact of life.