5150 Walking Frame (heavy duty)
This Walking Frame is strong and durable. This heavy-duty model has been designed for use in a nursing home or hospital ward.
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Our 5150 Walking Frame with Front Castors and Rear Glides (also known as a Zimmer frame) is specially congiured with front castors and rear skis offers a unique combination of stability and maneuverability to aid individuals with mobility challenges. This heavy-duty model has been designed for use in a nursing home or hospital ward. The plastic molded handgrips are easy to clean for infection control.
Here are several benefits of this type of walker:
Ease of Movement:
The front castors (or Wheels) allow the frame to be easily rolled forward, reducing the need for the user to lift the entire frame. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with limited strength or endurance.
The rear skis provide a smooth glide across the floor, which complements the rolling motion of the front castors. They help stabilize the frame and prevent it from tipping sideways.
Skis at the back reduce the friction associated with rubber tips, making it easier to push the walker across most indoor surfaces.
Skis are often made from materials that are gentle on indoor flooring, preventing scuffs or scratches that can be caused by standard rubber tips or wheels.
The combination of castors at the front and skis at the rear can help to control the speed of the walker, preventing it from moving too quickly, which can be an issue with four-wheeled walkers.
The castors provide directional control, which aids in steering and turning the walker, offering greater freedom of movement and the ability to navigate tight corners or narrow spaces.
The skis help to prevent the walker from catching on uneven surfaces or small obstacles, reducing the risk of trips and falls.
This type of walker design allows users to walk with less assistance from others, fostering greater independence and confidence in their ability to move around safely.
Many of these walkers are designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, with the skis being particularly useful for gliding over low-pile carpet and the castors suitable for smooth surfaces.
The frames often come with ergonomic handgrips, making them comfortable to hold for extended periods, and they can be adjusted to the correct height to ensure proper posture.
Ease of Storage:
Unlike a four-wheeled walker, the combination of front castors and rear skis usually allows for a narrower frame, which can be easier to store when not in use.
Ideal for Progressive Rehabilitation:
The 5150 is particularly suitable for slow-stream rehabilitation programs. It allows for gradual progression in mobility, as it can be used to safely and slowly increase walking distances and improve balance over time. The stability and support it provides are crucial for individuals who are in the process of regaining their strength and independence at a measured pace.
It is important for the user or caregiver to check that the castors and skis are in good working order regularly to maintain safety and functionality. Regular maintenance ensures that the benefits of the walking frame are maximized.
Consulting with a Healthcare Professional can ensure that the 5150 Walking Frame with Front Castors and Rear Glides is used correctly and safely.
- Hard plastic molded handles
- Powder-coated steel frame for strength and durability
- Front castors and rear skis
- Handle height: 78cm - 90cm ( 25mm increments )
- Width between feet: 56cm
- Maximum user weight capacity: 160kg