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MOBILITY MANUAL

 Manual Mobility information knowledge

 
MOBILITY: Manual
Walkers and rollators come in a large variety of frame shapes, folding or non-folding, adjustable heights, without wheels, with wheels (2, 3, or 4), brakes, seats, molded handles… and the list goes on. The term "walker" usually refers to the simple frames that are geared mainly to indoor use and provide basic stability.  "Rollator" often describes the 4-wheeled frames that include large casters, brakes, seats, and baskets.  The goal is to choose the walker that provides you with the best mobility in the most situations without sacrificing your safety.An advantage of using a standard no wheeled  walker is that it provides a great amount of stability to help prevent loss of balance and falls. One disadvantage is that you must use your arms to lift and advance the walker while walking. If your arms are weak, this may present a problem. The lifting and advancing of the walker can become tiresome.
A two-wheel walker allows you to place weight on the walker as you move. The legs with wheels allow you to easily push the walker forward, and the legs without wheels prevent the walker from rolling while you're stepping forward. If you don't need to lean on the walker for balance, you might be able to walk faster with a four-wheel walker. A wheeled walker is usually an aluminum framed walker with two wheels on the front legs. This allows the walker to be pushed along the floor while walking and eliminates the need to lift the walker to advance it. An advantage of a wheeled walker is that it allows you to walk with greater speed. One disadvantage is that it is less stable than a standard walker and can easily be pushed away from you while walking. Like the standard walker, the wheeled walker is usually foldable for easy storage and transport. It is also not safe to use a wheeled walker to walk up and down stairs.

 
 
Walking aids include assistive canes (commonly referred to as walking sticks), crutches, and walkers. A walker or walking frame is a tool for disabled or elderly people who need additional support to maintain balance or stability while walking. As appropriate to the needs of the individual user, these devices help to maintain upright ambulation by providing any or all of: improved stability, reduced lower-limb loading and generating movement.
Walkers are a great way to enjoy life in a manner that’s both secure and independent while providing you with a source of exercise essential to a healthy lifestyle.
Are you a social butterfly? Find your wings again. Maybe an outdoor enthusiast? There’s a walker for everyone and their specific needs.
Let’s find yours.
A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits. The device is propelled either manually (by turning the wheels by the hand) or via various automated systems. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness (physiological or physical), injury, or disability.
                       

2 Wheeled or NO Wheeled Walker Rentals and Sales

2 wheeled walker
Walkers and rollators come in a large variety of frame shapes, folding or non-folding, adjustable heights, without wheels, with wheels (2, 3, or 4), brakes, seats, molded handles… and the list goes on. The term "walker" usually refers to the simple frames that are geared mainly to indoor use and provide basic stability.  "Rollator" often describes the 4-wheeled frames that include large casters, brakes, seats, and baskets.  The goal is to choose the walker that provides you with the best mobility in the most situations without sacrificing your safety.An advantage of using a standard no wheeled  walker is that it provides a great amount of stability to help prevent loss of balance and falls. One disadvantage is that you must use your arms to lift and advance the walker while walking. If your arms are weak, this may present a problem. The lifting and advancing of the walker can become tiresome.
A two-wheel walker allows you to place weight on the walker as you move. The legs with wheels allow you to easily push the walker forward, and the legs without wheels prevent the walker from rolling while you're stepping forward. If you don't need to lean on the walker for balance, you might be able to walk faster with a four-wheel walker. A wheeled walker is usually an aluminum framed walker with two wheels on the front legs. This allows the walker to be pushed along the floor while walking and eliminates the need to lift the walker to advance it. An advantage of a wheeled walker is that it allows you to walk with greater speed. One disadvantage is that it is less stable than a standard walker and can easily be pushed away from you while walking. Like the standard walker, the wheeled walker is usually foldable for easy storage and transport. It is also not safe to use a wheeled walker to walk up and down stairs.

Knee Walker Scooter Caddy Rentals and Sales

knee walker scooter

Knee walkers are designed for people who don't normally have trouble walking but for one reason or another are not able to put weight on one of their feet. The knee walker will normally have four wheels, a handhold of some type, brakes and a knee pad.

When using a knee walker the user bends their afflicted leg at the knee, rests that knee on the knee walker's knee pad and pushes themselves along using their good leg while holding onto the knee walker handle. Some models of knee walker also have a small basket for carrying items from place to place.
The knee walker is designed for short term use by people who because of surgery or accident are unable to put weight on one leg for a short period of time. For safety, the user must have fairly good balance and strength and not be limited in movement while walking.

The knee walker is pretty simple to use. The user places their knee of the affected leg on the knee pad and pushes the walker along as the user is walking. Unlike many other types of walkers the knee walker is actually intended to take all the weight the user would normally put on a leg while walking.




Sitting walker can be used for people with knee or lower leg injuries or recoveries. The person sits with his or her injured leg on the bar in the front while propelling themselves with the other foot.
 

Sitting walker

Sitting walker

wheelchair rental

Wheelchairs and Transporters Rentals and Sales

wheelchair rental
Manual wheel chair regular or bariatric
A wheelchair is a device used by people who are unable to walk due to injury or illness. If you have had a spinal cord injury or a stroke, you may have paralysis or weakness and need a wheelchair to help you move about the community. Surgery to your foot or knee or a fracture to your leg may also require the use of a wheelchair.
Types of Wheelchairs
A wheelchair is comprised of a seat with four wheels attached.
The wheels towards the back are usually bigger and have rims that you can use to push the chair forward or backward and to turn. There are many types of wheelchairs. Electrical power wheelchairs are ones that you can propel with a motor. You use a joystick or other control device to help steer, start, and stop the chair.
These types of wheelchairs are usually very heavy and bulky due to the battery pack that powers the wheelchair.
A manual wheelchair is one that you push using your arms. Another person can also help push the wheelchair with handles on the back of the chair. Many manual wheelchairs are able to be folded to make them easy to transport and store.
There are many moving parts on the wheelchair, so folding and unfolding the wheelchair can be challenging. By following these basic instructions, folding and unfolding a wheelchair will be a breeze.