OU812 Deluxe Walking Frame (folding)
General purpose lightweight aluminum walking frame featuring height adjustable legs and a simple folding mechanism to allow for ease of transportation and storage.
Folding walking frames provide a simple solution for those who need support when walking.
A walking frame, also known as a Zimmer frame provides additional support to maintain balance or stability while walking. Our OU812 Deluxe Walking frames are typically made of lightweight metal and are designed to be sturdy and easy to lift.
This height-adjustable, folding walking frame is easy to operate. Simply press the easy push button with fingers, palms, or sides of the hand to fold the frame. This feature is especially useful for those who have poor hand control and may find it easy to use the palm or side of their hand to fold the frame.
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- Easy to fold, transport and store
- Dual front and side brace for extra support
- Contoured foam handgrips for greater comfort
- Can be customized with walker skis and front wheels
- Other attachments available
Here are some benefits of using a walking frame:
Increased Stability and Balance:
The wide base of a walking frame offers substantial stability, which helps users maintain their balance as they walk, reducing the risk of falls.
Users can put some of their weight onto the frame, which can be helpful for those with weak legs or poor endurance. It distributes the body weight more evenly and takes the load off the legs and lower body.
For individuals with reduced mobility, walking frames can enable them to move around more than they would be able to without such support, thus maintaining a degree of independence.
Injury Recovery Support:
After surgery or an injury, a walking frame can provide the support needed to start walking again during the early stages of rehabilitation.
Users may feel more confident walking with a frame because they know they have additional support, which can encourage more frequent and independent movement.
Many walking frames have height-adjustable legs. This means they can be tailored to the specific height of the user, promoting a comfortable and ergonomic posture during use.
No Upper Body Strength Required:
Unlike crutches, which require a good amount of upper body strength, walking frames do not require strong arms or shoulders, making them suitable for individuals with limited upper body strength.
Indoor and Outdoor Use:
Walking frames can be used both indoors and outdoors, although they work best on flat and smooth surfaces.
Easy to Use:
There is generally no complex technique to using a walking frame. Most people find them intuitive to use, with minimal learning curve.
Compared to other mobility aids like powered scooters or wheelchairs, walking frames are relatively inexpensive.
Walking frames can be equipped with trays, baskets, or pouches to carry personal items, allowing the user to transport items such as a cup of tea, a book, or a phone from one place to another easily.
Support for Chronic Conditions:
People with chronic conditions that affect their strength and balance, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, may find that a walking frame provides the extra support they need to continue walking.
However, it's important to select the right type of walking frame for your specific needs and to ensure that it is correctly sized and adjusted for their height. Some walking frames also come with wheels on the front legs (often called a rollator), which can make them easier to use for some people, as they don't require lifting and provide a smoother motion.
Consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable to ensure the walking frame is suitable and that the user knows how to use it safely.
- Handle height: 79cm - 89cm (25mm increments)
- Soft foam hand grips
- Approximate user height: 5' 6" - 5' 11"
- Standing width between frames: 53cm
- Maximum user weight capacity: 114kg