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Medical Walkers - What Brands and Features Are Available?

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2010-07-31 07:19:24     
Article by Dave Gorski

Life is tough enough when you have mobility problems. When just walking to the mailbox is too much, using a walker is a big help. There are plenty of options in medical walkers, so there should be no problem finding on that will suit your particular needs. What helps is knowing the brand names, model numbers and features are out there so you can make an informed decision and a wise investment. Here's a nice basic guide to help you weed through some of the confusion, so you or a loved one can regain some of the independence lost from disability or age.

One of the things you need to consider when choosing any kind of walker is whether you prefer rollators (walkers with wheels) or standard walker styles. Folding rolling walkers can be 3 wheel or 4 wheel rollators depending on how much stability you need. 3 wheeled rolling walkers are usually for people that just need a little assistance, whereas the 4 wheeled kinds provide more stability and can handle more weight. For instance, most 4 wheeled rollators can hold up to 300 pounds even if they are lightweight.

Lightweight is another popular option for medical walkers today. The option to have something easy to carry and operate is in high demand. That's why brands like Hugo, Nova and others started listening to their customers to provide them with newer, lighter weight models as well as fancy and safe features. Here's a little overview of some models.

Hugo - The Hugo portable rolling walker with seat and backrest, model #009501 is a good example of a 4 wheel rollator designed to support up to 300 pounds. It also allows for tools-free assembly, easy folding and extra large wheels. The nylon basket, located under the seat offers good storage space for whatever you want to carry. There are also other Hugo medical walkers like the 2-in-One Hugo Navigator model #793941US that acts as a rollator style walker and a transport chair. The price range is between $270 and $635 depending on where you decide to buy it. Features include unique design, quickly switches from transport chair to walker and vice versa in one step, folds up small for easy storage, support up to 250 lbs, adjustable height, no tool assembly, nice sized storage basket, large wheels for even rough or uneven terrain and removable footrests.

Nova - Another popular brand with many models and features is Nova. Nova has the Cruiser Deluxe 4202 and Mini Mack 4214 models that are most popular among those with disabilities. Standard features include adjustable handles, roomy seat, storage basket, big wheels, safety brakes and other features that make them easy to use.

Choosing the brand and model you need from the medical walkers on the market today is a matter of doing just a little research. Make sure to read reviews and manufacturer information as well so you can be sure to get just what you need.

Dave Gorski writes about medical walkers at: http://www.medicalwalkersfacts.com

Specialized in: Featherlight - 3 Wheel - 4 Wheel - Rollator - Hugo - Rolling Walker - Folding - Stair Lift - Chair Lift - Handicap - Conversion Vans - Nova - Mini Mack
URL: http://www.medicalwalkersfacts.com/
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