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The Drive Domestic Walker with Wheels is a rigid aluminium walking frame. More commonly known as Zimmer frames, they are mostly used indoors to support independent mobility. As walking frames have more points of contact with the floor they are suited to those with greater balance problems and/or weaker legs. A walker provides more support than a walking stick, transferring 64% of the user's weight through the arms. Walkers provide more support than walking sticks, redistributing weight from the legs to the arms to reduce leg pain and support the entire body.
The Drive Domestic Walker features rubber ferrules on the bottom of two of the legs which prevent the frame from slipping and two 5" front wheels. Wheeled frames offer a smoother glide across the floor surface, allowing the user to adopt a more fluent walking pattern. Wheeled frames are usually chosen over non-wheeled frames when balance, instead of reduced weight-bearing ability, is the main concern, as they can provide much needed support. They are also useful for people who find it difficult to use a traditional frame as they make a more continuous walking pattern possible, and do not need to be lifted off the ground to move forwards.
The Drive Domestic Walker is slimmer than the Hospital Walker at 57cm wide. This allows the frame to fit more comfortably through narrower doorways in the home. It is also shallower than the Hospital Walker, at 54cm, to support easier manoeuvrability around furniture. When choosing a walker, make sure you consider the size of the frame base to ensure it is not too wide to go through small doorways or around tight corners.
The Drive Domestic Walker has push button height-adjustable legs that range from 79cm to 85cm so you can find the appropriate height to support your every step. The soft and comfortable PVC contoured handgrips spread pressure evenly over the palms. It is also light, at just over 3kg, ensuring continued support for the legs without putting too much strain on the arms.
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This product includes 12 months' in-home warranty, covering you for parts and labour, manufacturer faults and engineer callout.
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