Why the Mobility Walker is still going places

With constant advancements in the mobility industry, assistive devices are continuously becoming more complex and customizable. However, there is one device that has had a similar shape and functionality as its earliest prototypes– that came into the market in the 1950s. The Mobility Walker hasn’t changed much since its inception, but this staple in the healthcare world continues to be as useful as ever.

drive medical walker
Drive medical walker

Walkers are simple. Nowadays, they are lightweight aluminum frames with one or two buttons per side that help to swing open their legs. Apart from that functionality, the only other features in mobility walkers that can be customized are their height and wheels.

Mediplus Mobility’s walkers for rent and walkers for sale are easy to adjust thanks to their system of pins and holes that allow you to extend the device’s legs as far down as necessary in order to adapt to taller users. Individuals renting or buying a walker also have the option of choosing a walker with no wheels, with two wheels at the front or with four wheels. Walkers come in regular, tall, bariatric and pediatric sizes.

If you are looking for a walker that will easily glide across surfaces– say you have to navigate a combination of wood and carpeted floors, our team will advice that you consider installing simple skis on your walkers. These small gliding components can easy surface transitions for a smoother experience.

In terms of their ideal use, walkers are an excellent device for indoors use. Because of their lightweight frame and the small area that they take up, they are easy to maneuver at home. One can quickly fold up the walker at the touch of a button and transport it up or down the stairs with minimal effort. Their narrow construction makes them ideal for navigating doorways and even fitting them into a bathroom.

Individuals looking for a walking aid that will provide them with added support and balance for use outdoors, might best be served by a rollator walker. Unlike a regular walker, rollators are equipped with brakes, seats and larger wheels, which make them more suitable for longer walks in uneven terrain.

Whether you require a mobility walker or rollator walker, the staff at Mediplus Mobility has at its disposal dozens of different models to show you. Give us a call today at our toll free number- 1(855)819-5050! Hablamos español!

Freedom on wheels: The Rollator Walker

In decades past, individuals who would get tired or lose balance while taking a stroll around the neighborhood, visiting a mall with friends or exploring the outdoors, would be relegated to staying at home for their own safety. Luckily, in the last few years, various mobility devices have come into the market with a sole purpose: that of restoring freedom and confidence to those exact same individuals. Among those devices is the ever evolving Rollator walker.

nitro euro style rollator by drive medical
Nitro Rollator by Drive

You might be wondering what the difference between a conventional walker and a rollator is. Whereas a walker is a simple foldable aluminum frame (with or without wheels), the rollator takes the walker experience to the next level. Mediplus Mobility’s rollators feature the latest innovations to ensure a smooth user experience both indoors and outdoors. For example, unlike regular walkers– rollators always come equipped with four wheels. Unlike the small wheels on walkers, rollator wheels are larger and many of them have tread that assists people in navigating more rugged terrains. Also, most rollators come equipped with a cushioned seat and backrest. These features are crucial for individuals who tire out after walking for a while. By having a seat surface handy, you can take a breather at your convenience.

Of course, in order to guarantee the safety of the person who’s using the rollator walker, the devices are also equipped with ergonomic brakes. Not only are the brakes important in helping individuals achieve more stability while using their rollator, but they must also be activated when using the rollator as a seat in order to prevent possible slips.

Not only do rollators come packed with features like handy shopping baskets and comfortable foam grips, but later-generation rollator walkers are styled to complement one’s personal style. Whether you’re looking for a rollator for sale or a rollator for rent, you will find that they are often painted in attractive colors like white, red, blue or black and possess modern, almost aerodynamic lines.

Mediplus Mobility has a large selection of rollator walkers available for rent and for sale. Not only does our team guarantee excellent pricing and quick availability, but we also have the knowledge necessary to answer any questions you may have when picking a great device for your needs.