A Walking Frame (also known as a walker) is a tool for disabled people who need additional stability and support while walking. It provides better support than using only a walking stick. The basic design of the Walking Frame has been unchanged for the last 50 years.
How to use a walking frame?
1. Adjust the height of the walker to be about waist-high. The height should be comfortable for the patient. It should allow for a slight bend of the elbow which is necessary to maintain blood circulation when using the walking frame. The ideal height (upto the handgrip) is the height of the patient upto the wrist when standing with arms on the side and elbows slightly bent.
2. Stand between the 2 sides of the walking frame.
3. Pick up the walker and place it a short distance ahead
4. Walk to it.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4
Features of Rehaid Walking Frame
- Designed as per biomechanical principles for proper weight distribution
- Wide frame for better stability
- Made of anodised aluminium so light-weight and rust-proof. Cheap steel walkers are heavy and prone to rust
- Telescopic height adjustment based on height of patient. Height of adult walkers can be adjusted from 30 inches to 36 inches in 1 inch increments. Height of pediatric walkers can be adjusted from 22 inches to 26 inches in 1 inch increments.
- Can be folded for compact storage
- Soft cushion hand-grips for comfortable use for long time
- Rubber Tips to minimize chance of slipping
- Supports a maximum load of 100 kg
Rehaid Walking Frame is available in the following 3 variants
1. Rehaid Walking Frame – Standard. Available in Silver and Bronze colors.
2. Rehaid Walking Frame with Wheel
Suitable for patients who have less arm strength. The walker can be pushed or rolled instead of having to lift and place it ahead.
3. Rehaid Walking Frame – Reciprocal
There is a pivot mechanism on each side. The patient can lift up one side at a time and move it forward. This is similar to the natural way of walking and hence may be more intuitive to some patients.
4. Rehaid Walking Frame – Pediatric
Made with a height of cm to make it suitable for children
Indications for use of Rehaid Walking Frame
- Early ambulation (walking) after surgery
- Gait Training for people using artificial limbs
- For hemiplegic patients
- For geriatric patients
Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your doctor is the person best qualified to advise you on the right product for your specific condition.