What is a walking frame called?
There are walking frames (often called Zimmer frames), Tri walkers (often called three-wheeled walkers) and Rollators (or, four-wheeled walkers). People tend to think of a Zimmer, or walking frame, as an item often seen in care homes and in hospitals.
What is a walking frame called in England?
In the United Kingdom, a common equivalent term for a walker is Zimmer frame, a genericised trademark from Zimmer Biomet, a major manufacturer of such devices and joint replacement parts.
How do I choose a Zimmer frame?
You also need to assess the width of the frame relative to the width you are likely to need to walk comfortably. To do this, measure the maximum width across your feet when you are standing with your legs a comfortable distance apart. This should be compared to the stated width of your chosen frame.
What a patient should not do when using Zimmer frame?
Do not walk too far into the frame. Your feet should be just inside the back legs once you have stepped. Do not over stretch and place the frame too far in front. Never use a frame to go up stairs.
What is the difference between a walking pole and a trekking pole?
4 Nordic walking poles are more sporty and work better on smoother terrain, including hills and most coastal paths. Trekking poles are better for rocky, uneven and mountainous terrain.
What is the best walker to prevent falls?
Ustep walkers, created with specific features for those suffering from neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, have a unique design for fall prevention. The Hallmark of the U-Step is the “U” shaped base that surrounds you, bracing you from falling in every direction.
Where is the Nottingham showroom located?
Our Nottingham showroom is located on the Castle Park Industrial Estate, within easy reach of Nottingham city centre and close to the A52 and A60. Customer facilities, free parking and dedicated areas for everything in our range makes it easy to find your perfect mobility aid.
Why choose our Nottinghamshire mobility showroom?
Our first Nottinghamshire mobility showroom has good public transport links from the city centre and is close to the A52 and A60. Customer facilities and a relaxed, open-plan space mean it’s easy to find a mobility aid that suits your lifestyle.
Where can I buy mobility aids in Nottinghamshire?
CareCo Nottingham mobility showroom can be found on Castle Park Industrial Estate, packed with our best-selling mobility aids from the biggest brands in the industry. Our first Nottinghamshire mobility showroom has good public transport links from the city centre and is close to the A52 and A60.