Walking Aids

Mobility Walking Aids: Your Guide to Support and Stability

If you find walking difficult or need extra balance, mobility walking aids can be a lifesaver. Here’s a look at some popular options:

  • Rollators (4-wheeled walkers): These versatile walkers have four wheels, brakes, and often a built-in seat. They’re ideal for longer distances and smoother movement both indoors and outdoors. Some rollators even have handy baskets for storage.

  • Tri-walkers: Similar to rollators but with three wheels, tri-walkers offer great maneuverability in tighter spaces. They’re a good choice for indoor use or those with limited hand strength.

  • Zimmer frames: The classic walking frame, with no wheels. You lift and move the frame forward with each step. Zimmer frames promote stability and are primarily used indoors on flat surfaces.

Choosing the Right Aid: Consider your strength, balance, and where you’ll be using the aid (indoors, outdoors, or both). A physical therapist or healthcare professional can offer personalised advice to ensure you find the perfect fit for your needs and lifestyle.