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Do I Need a Rollator (Walker)?

Many people need rollators(Walkers) for various reasons. Arthritic problem, Shortness of breath, inability to walk and maintain the body balance, fear of falling, fear of being alone and becoming socially isolated etc. A rollator(walker) is like any other tool or equipment we bought throughout our lifetime: a garage tool, kitchen tool, gardening tool, bicycle equipment … all purchased according to personal priorities, lifestyles, health, or necessities to be fulfilled.
 
Using a rollator(walker) could be considered as a weakness that one need a support for mobility but it's nothing to be shameful. We need something to keep us safe and independent while we perform our daily activities. Using rollator shows the willingness to be independent. A correctly selected rollator(walker) will make our lives easier and maximize our mobility with safety.

 

When do I need a Rollator (Walking aid)?

Physical considerations when I need a rollator (Walking aid)

There are three principal reasons people may need a rollator (walking aid). 

1. When you are not able to stand securely on one or both of your legs
(decreased weight bearing):
[Symptoms]
- Fractures that are healing or non-healing
- Wounds that are slow to heal on the feet and lower legs
- Pain related to arthritic conditions and poor circulation
- Hip precautions following surgery
- Amputations (hopping) or walking with a prosthesis

2. Fatigue or decreased endurance:
[Symptoms]
- Respiratory conditions, shortness of breath
- Deconditioned physical fitness following an extended illness
- Systemic conditions
- Frailness associated with normal aging
- Arthritis

3. Poor balance:
[Symptoms]
- Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, or diabetic neuropathy
- Inner ear disturbances
- Low blood pressure
- Dizziness
- Slow reflexes to changes in position or body sway

For certain people the reason for choosing a rollator is clear and easily identified. However, often there is a complex mixture of these three reasons which complicates the selection of a rollator. Experts in PHILmed should be able to assist you in determining your need for a rollator and the correct rollator for you. 
Contact info
- Tel: +49 (0)3641 2277 4250
- E-Mail: support@philmed.de
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