- Walkers provide walking assistance by removing weight from the legs and transferring it to the arms & hands.
- Walkers can also assist with standing.
- It is important that your walker be properly adjusted for your height.
- If you have any questions as to the use of your walker
- The height of the handgrips should be slightly higher than your elbows.
- Stand straight, and hold the handgrips. Your elbows should be bent at a 20 to 30 degree angle.
- Check carefully to ensure all 4 walker legs are locked into position.
- Bring your walker into any of our locations for a height adjustment.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- Prior to using the walker, perform safety/maintenance checks as described below.
- Stand slightly behind the walker.
- Lift the walker and place it a few inches ahead of you.
- Step forward until your legs are even with the rear legs of the walker.
- Take short, steady steps. Do not over-stride.
- Do not step into the front of the walker, this could cause you to fall forward.
- Repeat this process slowly until you are comfortable with it.
- If you feel unsafe using your walker, discontinue use and contact us and/or your physician.
ALWAYS FOLLOW INSTRUCTION FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN/THERAPIST
- If your walker folds/unfolds, always ensure it is locked in the unfolded position prior to use.
- Regularly check your height adjustments to ensure they are locked into place.
- Handgrips should be checked regularly for wear & tear. Damaged handgrips should be replaced immediately.
- If your handgrip rotates, have it replaced immediately. This could cause you to fall.
- Walker tips should be checked regularly. Replace them if they are damaged/worn.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL OFFICE OR DELIVERY TECHNICIAN