A rollator walker is a type of walking frame that has three or four wheels instead of two. It can help people who have trouble walking due to injury or disease. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to: aiding in walking and mobility, providing stability when standing or walking, helping with balance, transporting items, and resting in a seated position. A rollator is often used as an alternative to a standard walker because it is more stable and easier to maneuver.
A rollator walker can also be used for people who are recovering from foot surgery, have arthritis, or are at an increased risk of falls. They are often preferred over crutches because they are less likely to cause injury to the wrist or hands due to the larger handles that come with them. There are many different types of rollators including traditional, transportable, wheelchair-compatible, three-wheelers, four-wheelers (traditional), or quad/homemaker models.
When shopping for a rollator, it is important to consider the following:
-The weight capacity of the walker
-How easy it is to fold and transport
-How comfortable the walker is to use
-The size of the wheels and whether they are suitable for your needs
-How many brakes there are and their functionality
-Any extra features that may be useful for you, such as a basket, a seat, or a pouch to hold necessities, such as a wallet or keys
A rollator can also be used in many other ways besides walking. It can provide support when transferring from a wheelchair to a bed, toilet, etc. The rollator can also be wheeled up beside a person and used for support while standing and/or sitting down. A backrest on the rollator is helpful when the person using it has weak abdominal muscles which can cause them to tip forward while seated in their wheelchair. It can also serve as an aid when someone needs help bending over or reaching items that are low or on the floor. For someone who is recovering from a foot injury or surgery, it can be used as an aid to keep weight off the injured foot. The rollator can also be wheeled over to a sink and used as a seat while washing hands and/or brushing teeth.
A rollator walker can be beneficial for those who have limited strength in their upper and lower body, limited mobility, difficulty walking, poor balance, and trouble with fine motor skills or grasping objects such as pens or utensils. It is important to note that because of the added height of these walkers (when compared to traditional walkers), they may not work well for people who are under 5’3” tall unless they purchase an adjustable height rollator walker.
A rollator walker may be an excellent investment for those who want additional stability and assistance when walking. Before making a purchase, it is essential to analyze the needs of the individual because there are several models available that cater to various requirements. Everything Medical would love to help you choose the right rollator for your needs.