Mobility challenges should never hinder anyone from enjoying life to the fullest. A lightweight aluminium rollator is a remarkable assistive device that empowers individuals to regain their independence and move freely. In this blog post, we'll explore the numerous benefits of opting for a lightweight aluminium rollator, and how it can enhance the quality of life for those with mobility limitations.
1. Ease of Maneuverability:
One of the standout advantages of a lightweight aluminium rollator is its exceptional manoeuvrability. Thanks to its lightweight construction, users can effortlessly navigate through various terrains, both indoors and outdoors. Whether it's a smooth hallway, a bustling shopping mall, or a park with uneven paths, the rollator provides stability and support without causing strain.
2. Portability and Convenience:
Aluminium rollators are designed with portability in mind. They can be easily folded and stowed away in a car trunk or stored
The U Step Walking Stabiliser is an innovative mobility device that has been designed to provide increased stability and support for individuals who have difficulty walking or maintaining balance. It is a reliable and effective tool that can greatly enhance the quality of life for those with mobility challenges. Below, we will explore the features, benefits, and potential applications of the U Step Walking Stabiliser.
Designed with ergonomics and user comfort in mind, the U Step Walking Stabiliser is equipped with several unique features that set it apart from traditional walking aids. One of its key features is the patented U-shaped base, which provides a wider footprint and increased stability. This design enables users to navigate various terrains and surfaces with confidence, reducing the risk of falls and enhancing their overall mobility.
Another remarkable feature of the U Step Walking Stabiliser
The award winning iWALK is a hands-free crutch and is the best alternative to conventional crutches and knee scooters for all below-the-knee injuries.
Five key benefits of the iWalk:
- Improved mobility: With traditional crutches, you have to rely on your upper body strength to propel yourself forward. This can be tiring and may not be feasible for people with limited upper body strength. With an iWalk, you can use your legs to move forward, which can be less tiring and allow you to cover longer distances more easily.
- Increased independence: The iWalk allows you to move around more easily and independently, which can be especially helpful if you have a temporary injury or disability.
Rollators are a mobility device, much like a walking frame, but they have the addition of wheels so the device can be easily moved without lifting it. They are often used to provide the user with support when walking independently. In some cases, users will need the extra support or balance due to mobility or an increase in fatigue when being active. Rollators come in different styles with a variety of features including a 3 or 4 wheel option.
When choosing a rollator to suit your needs, there are different factors you should take into account when making the decision. These can differ from why you need a rollator, to where you will be using it, or if you need a compact rollator that can be folded and stored easily. Other considerations can be safety features such as brakes or the type of grips, or if you need a folding seat on it.
How to Avoid Slips and Trips in Icy Weather
The cold and frosty weather is here and with MET Eireann issuing various colours of weather warnings, and temperatures plummeting into the minus fields, it can be easy to trip or fall on the wet and icy surfaces.
Going for a walk can seem like a challenge if you have mobility issues and the fear of falling on slippy surfaces can cause further trepidation of leaving the house. If you are unfortunate to suffer a fall at some stage, the injury can be significant, and it can also be hard to get yourself motivated again.
Here are some tips to help prevent you from a fall:
Many falls and slips happen as a result of decreased mobility and weaker muscles. Regular exercise inside the home can strengthen your muscles making them stronger to help avoid a slip.
Exercise Aids For The Elderly
Older adults and people who are struggling with mobility due to an injury or disability, can often struggle to be as active as a they would like, however, this doesn’t mean they can’t exercise. There are many ways to be active, sometimes you can even exercise without even leaving your seat!
Many of our products are suitable for people who are in a wheelchair, have arthritis, an injury or suffer from joint pains. Depending on the exercise you want to partake in, we supply a range of products including exercise pedals, gel handball exercisers and a range of the THERA products including the THERA Trainer Mobi 540.
With the weather to take a turn for the worse this week, everyone, especially the elderly, needs to take extra care. The consequences of a fall are far more serious for the elderly and that’s why they need to take precautions and mind themselves in the bad weather.
Whether it’s the slippy footpath or something hidden by the ice or snow, there is no way of predicting a fall and it can happen suddenly. Sometimes being prepared for the worst can be the only way to prevent these trips and falls. Some of these precautions are things you can do for yourself and others are things you can do around your home.
- In icy weather and conditions, wear sensible, flat shoes with non-slip soles. If you really need to go outside, try to limit the walking you will be doing. (It is so important for elderly people to wear well-fitting shoes every day, not just during the bad weather!)
- Have your eyes tested regularly. Poor
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Now is a great time to start thinking about your Christmas list. A mobility or daily living aid is a thoughtful gift for elderly family and friends. Here are some considerate gift ideas that will make you very popular!
Now that the good weather has arrived we all want to spend time outdoors. Reduced mobility should not mean you cannot go outdoors and experience all the lovely scenery and fresh air. In fact, many Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists recommend light exercise on a daily basis to improve overall physical health. Fresh air and regular walks have also been shown to help improve memory as well as mental health so the benefits are fantastic.
If you need a bit of help getting about a walking aid may be the solution. We have many different types to suit all levels of mobility.
Walking Sticks and Canes
Walking sticks add a little extra stability for someone who is experiencing reduced balance or stiffness in their legs. They are easy to use and there are many colours and styles available. We even stock folding
When we heard that Tommy Bowe had injured his ankle in a recent international match we were devastated. Then we thought of our new iWALK Free 2.0 handsfree crutch and decided to send one to him.
It seems that that the iWALK has really helped Tommy get around while recovering and he has said that its better than crutches.
We wish you a speedy recovery Tommy and hope that the iWALK keeps you mobile during your recovery.
You can see Tommy here on his iWALK.
To find out more about the iWALK you can visit our dedicated site – www.iwalkfree.ie
The iWalk is a great alternative to crutches which can be hard to walk in. If you have a lower leg injury that needs to be non-weight bearing the iWalk is a great solution. It gives you full use of your hands and arms removing any arm and shoulder