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A walking frame is a piece of equipment essential for the elderly and persons with disabilities as they need additional support and stability to help maintain balance when walking. We provide a broad range of walking frames, including a walking frame with wheels, a walking frame with a seat, walking frame for the elderly, to mention but a few.
Patient Handling offers a range of lightweight walking frames with numerous incredible features. Under this category, we stock a selection of other related products, including Walking Sticks, Rollators & Walkers, Mobility Scooters, Ramps and Mobility Aid Accessories. We source our products from the best brands in the market, such as Care Quip, Days, Peak Care, and Performance Health.
Any person with mobility problems, whether long-term or temporary, can significantly benefit from a walking frame. The type of walking frame depends on the needs of the user; a walking frame with wheels can be important for persons with:
Injury to the legs, feet, or back
Sprains and strains
Walking impairment due to brain injury or stroke
Difficulties maintaining balance
Fractures or broken bones in the lower limbs
Diabetic ulcers and wounds
Older adults, individuals who have undergone an amputation, and those recovering from surgery can also benefit from using a walking frame for the elderly.
The following are among the many benefits of using a walking frame:
Enhanced stability in movement. A walking frame is not only recommended for facilitating movement; it is also used to promote stability by offering additional contact points. The centre of gravity changes and assists the user in regaining smooth movement into a formerly incoordination place.
Reduced strain and stress on the legs. Naturally, walking brings strain on our legs, particularly if the whole process is strenuous and slow due to other conditions such as arthritis. A walking frame functions by spreading the load equally to the arms and the back, lowering the extra strain on the user’s legs.
A walking frame substitutes the natural movement of the limbs. Once the user gets used to it, a walking frame can become their limbs substitute. They can act as the substitute for the body’s muscles and the joints of the legs, spine, pelvis, and many more. A walking aid can generate the powerful force that happens while walking and aid in substituting for natural movement of the limbs.
Keeping fit. Simply because an individual is undergoing any limited mobility issues does not imply that staying healthy and fit has been forgotten or “thrown out of the window,” as some may put it. Actually, exercising is even more crucial to ensure the blood circulation is carrying on well and ensure the muscles are strong that would otherwise not get used to. When you use a walking frame to move up and about, your body muscles, joints, and the entire body are active.
We have a broad range of walking frames for the elderly that is perfect to meet all our customer’s unique needs. For more information about our products and services, please contact us today.
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