A walker is a tool that assists the human body to support body weight, maintain balance and walk. People use a walker to increase the contact area of...
A walker is a tool that assists the human body to support body weight, maintain balance and walk. People use a walker to increase the contact area of the human body with the ground when standing. When the center of gravity is at a certain position, the larger the contact area, the more stable the human body. Therefore, for hemiplegia and paraplegia, the weakened muscle strength of the affected limb or the weakness of both lower limbs that cannot support the weight well, and the limbs or joints cannot bear weight due to surgery and other reasons, the use of a walker can be very effective at this time. Good substitute.
There is no shortage of unpowered walkers in daily life. The walker has a larger supporting area than axillary crutches or canes, so it has better stability and is more suitable for those with static balance (standing) and dynamic balance (while walking). ) People with disabilities and patients, such as the elderly and orthopedic patients (patients who get out of bed early after hip and knee replacement).
Frame type walking frame is mainly used for people with sound upper limb function but poor balance ability of lower limbs and need to walk (such as elderly people), and those with lower limb bone and joint injuries who cannot bear weight, arthritis, movement disorders and long-term bed rest. Walking demanders. The wheeled walker is equipped with wheels on the left and right feet or four corners on the front side, which increases the mobility and avoids lifting and moving movements like the frame walker, but also increases the possibility of falling for people with heavier weight .