What is a platform attachment for walker?

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What is a platform attachment for walker?

The attachment is designed to help you maneuver your walker while bear weight on the arm instead of the hand. With the Medline Platform Walker Attachment, mobility is made easier and more comfortable. The attachment easy to install without tools and can quickly adjust to preferred user height settings.

What is a platform walker used for?

A platform walker with wheels allows the user to put his weight on his forearms (area between wrist and elbow) instead of on his hands.

Who can use a platform walker?

Platform walkers are walkers with platform arm supports designed for use by individuals who have mobility, walking, balance, or neurological disabilities. Platform walkers are height adjustable and have a padded platform with torso cut-out and adjustable lateral handgrips.

Can you use a walker for non weight bearing?

Your physician may prescribe you a walker if you are not supposed to put any weight on your injured foot, ankle or leg. This is the non-weight bearing period of your recovery.

When would you use a platform walker?

Who should use a platform walker?

What happens if you put weight on a non-weight bearing?

Putting any weight on an operated foot or ankle can damage the repair that’s been done. Bones need time to heal. Plates or screws that may have been added during surgery need the bones to heal around them. Adding weight too soon can interrupt this important internal healing process.

Which is better walker or crutches?

Crutches are the most popular mobility option if you have an injured leg. Still, you may want a better alternative if you’re not really eager to have to deal with limited mobility and armpit and wrist fatigue. The consensus is clear that knee walkers are a modern and superior alternative to crutches.

What is reciprocal walker?

RECIPROCAL MOVEMENT: This is a reciprocal type walker with a flexible frame which mimics the movement of the user for a more comfortable walk. The reciprocal Walking Frame works with the user while they walk. Walker height can be adjusted form 31” to 38″inches from the ground to the walker hand grips.

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