Walkers are one of the most widely used mobility aids available for today’s seniors, enabling them to stay active and independent. The simple design of a walker allows it to be adapted to a variety of needs and with a number of convenient accessories. An adult walker is a lightweight aluminum frame with four legs. The most common style, the rolling walker, has wheels on the front legs for smooth, easy movement and glide caps on the rear ones for stability. Most walkers fold easily so that they can be stored out of the way. Folding walkers can be found in a variety of styles, sizes, and weights. Other walkers are tailored for the needs of the elderly, find out more about these walkers by clicking here
Stylish designs and colors give today’s walkers less of a medical look. Specialty walkers are made for specific mobility needs. For instance, a hemi walker is designed for people with limited or no dexterity in one arm or hand so it’s easy to lift and maneuver with one hand. Bariatric walkers are designed to handle the increased weight of heavier users. A knee walker provides an alternative to crutches and is made for people who are recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputations or ulcers of the foot.