Walkers are simple mechanisms that allow people who are having difficulty balancing themselves while walking to walk safely without injuring themselves by falling. Losing balance and dizziness when walking are common to those of us who are aging. And using a walker to protect one’s self from harm is the wisest thing to do.
Benefits of a good walker
Owning a good walker that suits you can mean that not only gain your independence but also your health. By continuing to walk you fill gain enough exercise necessary to keep your organ functioning well. Your health will visibly improve with the increased blood supply and the burning of extra fat deposits that otherwise would turn into phlegm. Your lungs will also be very active making you feel fresh and content.
Types of walkers
There are several brands and models of walkers out today. Brands offered for sale by Independent Living Specialists include Alpha, Ausmedic, Care Quip, K Care and Trust Care. They are carefully selected as to offer customers with only the best products from reputable manufacturers. Among them are indoor and outdoor walkers and the most popular of all; the seat walkers, which allow the person walking an intermission to rest. These walkers have wheels making it easy to push them along your path. However, there are old style walkers without wheels too, such as the Ball Walker Coopers Walking Frame. There are also forearm walkers, tri-wheel walkers, knee walkers and walkers with trays that suit different personal needs of the customer. Walkers are distinguished into separate weight categories as well, allowing a customer to pick one according to his or her weight.
Top rated walkers
The Tourer Seat walker is actually on the top in terms of rating in the market. It has large wheels making it easy to maneuver through the outdoors. The handbrakes, backrest and padded seat make it a comfortable and safe resting position, mid walk. It is also foldable like many other walkers making it convenient for travelers and for space saving at home. The handles are height adjustable according to the height of the user and the seat carrier underneath a basket to carry your necessities when going for a walk. The Heavy Duty Trekker seat walker is quite similar in built but able to support a heavy built person due to its sturdy structure. The seat walker and basket by Auscare are also worth considering as it is usable both indoors and outdoors and slightly cheaper as well in price. The most common pick in the market among walkers seems to be the seat walkers. The popularity may be attributed to the care and support that they have in their built to offer anyone who needs it.
Next in line in terms of customer rating is the Days 240L Lightweight Aluminium Folding Three Wheeler walker, which as the name implies carries only three-wheelers. Three wheeled walkers are smaller in structure and need less space to maneuver.
Though less in popularity than the seat walkers, the simple walker frames still have their charm. They are appreciated for being simple, helpful and space saving. The folding walking frames are fitted with anti-slip rubber tips on their legs to for the purpose of stability and extra grip when walking or resting. And as the name implies they are foldable making it easy to put away when not in use or to pack when traveling.
Whatever the brand or type Independent Living Specialists only offer the safest walkers with ergonomically designed backrests and handlebars that ensure minimum risk of injury. So you should not doubt yourself when purchasing your walker with Independent Living Specialists.