If you need assistance, people should help you by guiding your body forward and keeping your weight over your feet. You should not be pulled through the arms or shoulders. You should not hold onto your helper … you hold the furniture and walker. Your helper holds onto you!!
Please consult with a therapist on other activities that you wish to perform while using your walker (ie: stairs; doors, spring-loaded or revolving; carrying items; putting your walker in / out of a car; roadside curbs; cooking and cleaning).
How do I use my wheeled walker (rollator)?
You’ll need to consider much more than physical ability.
What about the environment and social supports?
And if so, how do you find a therapist?
We have a number of associations you may contact.
You have options and we have recommendations.
There is also financial assistance available to you.
From basic activities to common mistakes, here’s a guide to help you use your non-wheeled walker or wheeled walker safely and effectively.
Commonly given answers. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to contribute and help others.
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