Rebotec Walking Frame – A Good Companion for Disabled People
A walker or walking frame is a tool which is used by elderly or disabled people who need additional support in order to maintain walking balance.
The user walks with the walking frame ‘surrounding’ their front and sides. The hands act as additional support by holding on to the handlebars located on the top sides of the frame. With the use of wheels, the user can push the walking frame ahead as opposed to picking it up. This makes the use of the waking frame easier, as the user does not need to use too much effort in lifting the Rebotec walking frame. This is beneficial for those with limited upper body strength.
A walking frame can also be used by individuals who are recuperating from leg or back injuries.
Another type of walking frame is used by people whose capability is limited or not existent in one hand or arm. These walking frames are more stable than a typical cane.
Walkers are typical of three or four wheels. The three-wheeled walking frames are a preference for most users because of their small size and unpronounced statue. They are also lighter and easier to steer within small spaces. However, the majority of three-wheeled walking frames do not have seats.
Four-wheeled frames have seats which are useful when walking for long distances. They provide sitting surfaces if the user needs a short rest. They can be made of a light fabric or plastic. They can also be padded with backrests.
While using an alternative means of transport such as a vehicle, a walking frame can be folded up for storage. Some walking frames can actually be folded to a smaller size for convenience purposes. To get the appropriate measurements for storage purposes perform an actual test by literally folding the frame.
This is important because their models that can be quite difficult to fold or unfold. If the user does not have enough arm strength then such a walking frame would be difficult to use.
Walking frames should have comfortable handles as the user may be walking for long period of time. The user should try out different hand grips ensuring they have the right feel for them.