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Which walker is right for me?
Maneuverable rollators

Maneuverable RollatorAt the other end of the continuum, a rollator allows for a more fluid, rhythmical gait pattern due to how easily it rolls. The rollator requires the least exertion and least strength to move due to its larger swivel casters.

However, a person must be able to control his or her walking speed. A person must also be able to coordinate the action of the brakes with their steps if necessary. A rollator may be beneficial for a person who has balance problems.


Accessories may include:

  • Bags / baskets
  • Oxygen holders
  • Ergonomic brake styles
  • One hand brake
  • Padded seats – may flip up to allow user to step further into walker


The final choice of walker and/or rollator...


Choosing the Right Walker

You’ll need to consider much more than physical ability.
What about the environment and social supports?

Do You Need a Therapist?

And if so, how do you find a therapist?
We have a number of associations you may contact.

Where to Purchase a Walker

You have options and we have recommendations.
There is also financial assistance available to you.

Using a Walker Safely

From basic activities to common mistakes, here’s a guide to help you use your non-wheeled walker or wheeled walker safely and effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly given answers. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to contribute and help others.

Case Studies

Professionally prepared resources that offer guidance to a successful thought process based on past experiences.


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