Walkers are durable and affordable mobility aids that provide additional support for users who still have the ability to walk short distances. Also known as “medical walkers” or “2 wheel walkers”, these devices have either no wheels or two static front wheels, which makes them sturdier than other walking aids like rollators and canes.
Walkers are best suited for people who are beginning to have difficulties walking and need more stability than a rollator would offer. The four-wheeled design of a rollator means that it can sometimes slide away from the user. Walkers on the other hand have a safe and stable base that is ideal for indoor use, allowing users to easily walk to and from the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and more.
Scootaround has several different types of walkers for sale, including models from popular brands such as Stander and Drive Medical. If you want to learn more about the walker models we carry, call 1-844-664-7467 or email [email protected]. We look forward to assisting you!
Selecting the right walker for your needs can be a challenging process. Will you be using the walker indoors, outdoors, or both? Does it need to have a seat? Do you want the walker to have wheels or not?
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Most medical walkers are designed to be folded without the use of tools. The Stander EZ Fold-N-Go Walker, for example, can be easily folded with just the lift of a finger.
In general, walkers are one of the lightest mobility aids available on the market. Most walkers weigh between 5 and 9 pounds depending on the design and construction of the model.
Unlike rollators, which have four wheels and can roll away if left unlocked, the majority of walkers do not need brake locks. This is because they always have at least two legs planted on the ground to prevent movement.