When looking for a walking aid, it is important to know what your options are. Once you know what you need, compare our most popular items in that category.
If you are looking for a walking aid that will give you very stable support while walking around, you will need a walker. The walkers are very stable but will often help those best who are ok with moving at a slower pace. Take me to walkers.
If you have moderate mobility and good balance, a rollator is a better option because they are far less cumbersome and help conserve energy with their smooth movement and allow for a much more normal stance and gait. In addition, some do come with a seat for added security which can be used if the patient needs to take a breather. Take me to Rollators.
If you really want an easy and fun way to get around, you should consider a scooter. Take me to Scooters.
Transport chairs are useful if there is a need to move a person who cannot propel themselves using a standard wheelchair. Additionally, people use these during travel as regular wheelchairs can be too heavy to take with you. Take me to Transport Chairs.
Crutches may work if the user has a lot of upper body strength and are usually used on a temporary basis.Take me to Crutches.
Choosing a Rollator is a very personal decision. Some people shop strictly on price, while others look for special features. We have gathered the top products and broken them down for you to help you choose. If you are shopping by price, there are 3 distinct price points. Our economy rollators are functional and light with smaller wheels, starting at 6" in diameter. These rollators usually do not come fully assembled. Most people choose the mid-range rollators because they are sleek, have larger wheels and come with minimal assembly required. Our high end rollators are the most luxurious rollators we carry. They are sleek and light with all the bells and whistles.
Other options you might need to consider are your size. Our heavy duty rollators are sturdy and work for individuals who are over 300 lbs. While our petite rollators have a shorter handle height and lower seat height for those that are under 5'3. Perhaps you don't need much support, are concerned about tight spaces and are looking for something extremely lightweight. If this is the case, a 3 wheel rollator might be for you. Keep in mind that none of the 3 wheel options have a seat to take a break if necessary.
For walkers, you have two choices: ones with wheels and ones without. The wheeled walkers are for those people who are better balanced and can move a little quicker. The most stable walker is the standard walker, but you sacarafice a bit of speed and agility.
There are two options here: A 3 wheel scooter increases maneuverability and makes it easier to get in and around tight spaces. The 4 wheel scooter is more popular as they are more stable even if their turning radius is slightly diminished.
You have two options here: traditional and forearm. Forearm crutches are for people with good upper body strength and are looking to avoid stress specifically on the shoulder area. Traditional crutches are generally easy to use.
Transport chairs are helpful for airports and traveling because a regular wheelchair is too heavy to move around. If you are looking for something as light as possible, compare our Lightweight Transport Chairs. If the person using the transport chair is over 300lbs, we highly recommend looking at our bariatric transport chairs. Finally, if the person using the transport chair can walk on their own but just not for long distances, the rollator transport chairs are a good option as they can be used as both a rollator for mobility assistance and as a wheelchair.