A walking frame is often chosen as a temporary mobility solution or as a low-cost alternative for a rollator. You will need to have a measure of coordination, upper body strength and balance to use one, or only need to travel very short distances.
Frames are a great idea if you have undergone recent surgery such as a hip replacement, knee replacement, lumbar hernia or other lower back surgery or suffer from other limb and lower back disorders such as tendonitis or bursitis. On the whole, elderly populations usually opt for walking frames for short distances; a frame beside the bed for toilet visits is a useful piece of bedroom furniture and prevents unnecessary falls during the night. Walking frames provide more stability than a walking stick or a pair of crutches. In morbidly obese populations, they provide extra comfort and peace of mind and reduce loads on the ankles, knees and hips.
When looking to buy a frame, get advice from a Healthcare Equip representative. They will be able to tell you if this is the appropriate mobility tool for you. It is very important that the correct mobility equipment is selected to suit individual abilities and personal requirements and while our frames are lightweight and non-slip, your personal physician will be aware of your personal capabilities.
Low-cost walking frames do not require much investment and Healthcare Equip meets NDIS pricing guidelines. Included in the list of NDIS consumables, aluminium walking frames – foldable or non-foldable – are usually eligible for reimbursement. Health Medical provides a small selection of static walking frames (without wheels) that are ideal for shorter journeys and manufactured using quality materials. Simply browse our catalogue for the best walking frame for your mobility needs.