Walking frames and rollators provide support for people who need more support while walking or standing up. They are also known as walkers or rolling walkers.
Choosing the right mobility aid is important for safe usage in helping to improve the mobility and independence of its user.
Types of Walking Frames
It provides a wider base of support than a walking stick, so it gives more support to stabilise patients with poor balance and mobility.
There are several types of walking frames, including:
Standard Walking Frame - This is the most common type of walking frame and typically has four legs for stability. For example, our Arete Health Standard Simple Walking Frame which is also foldable and adjustable in height.
Two-wheel Walking Frame - Has back gliders for speed control. For example, our Arete Health Two-wheel Walking Frame which is also foldable and adjustable in height.
Rising Walking Frame (S-shaped Frame) - Helps the user rise from a seated position. The lower handles are situated in the ideal place for the user to push themselves upwards into a standing position which supported by the upper grips. For example, our Arete Health Rising Walking Frame which is also foldable and adjustable in height.
Hemi-walker - This type of frame is designed for individuals with one-sided weakness or hemiplegia, and typically has three legs for support.
Platform walker - This type of frame has a platform for the user to rest their forearms on, providing additional support.
Folding walker - This type of frame is designed to be easily folded for storage and transportation.
Adjustable walker - This type of frame is adjustable in height to accommodate users of different height.
Types of RollatorsRollators are suitable for those who require more support and tire easily while walking. It may come with handle brakes for speed control and/or a built-in seat.
There are several types of Rollators, including:
Basic Rollator - This type of Rollator typically has four wheels and a frame for support. It can be easily pushed along for mobility.
Standard Rollator - This type of Rollator has four wheels, a seat and a basket or pouch for carrying items. It is designed for individuals who need to take a break while walking.
Two-wheeled Rollator - This type of Rollator has two wheels, and a seat. It is designed for individuals with poor balance and need to take a break while walking. For example, our Arete Health Two-wheeled Rollator is also adjustable in height.
Three-wheeled Rollator - This type of Rollator has three wheels and is designed for individuals who need extra stability. It is also typically easier to navigate in tight spaces.
Bariatric Rollator - This type of Rollator is designed for larger individuals and has a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds.
Foldable Rollator - This type of rolling walker can be easily folded for storage and transportation.
Adjustable Rollator - This type of Rollator can be adjusted in height to accommodate users of different sizes.
It's important to consult with a healthcare professional or a therapist to determine which features are best suited for the user's specific needs, as well as taking into account the environment where the mobility device will be used and the user's physical capabilities.
At Arete First, we offer a wide range of health and fitness products for individuals who require them. Our aim is to bring products of excellent quality to our customers, so feel free to contact us for any enquiries.