Is Your Rollator or Walker the Right Height?
Getting a rollator or a walker can be an excellent step forward in improving your mobility, increasing your independence, avoiding falls, and boosting your confidence! In order to get the most out of your new mobility aid, it’s essential that it’s set to the right height for you.
If your rollator or walker isn’t at the correct height, it may put pressure on your shoulders, neck, and back, causing pain, as well as not supporting you properly as you walk.
Fortunately, most modern walkers and rollators are adjustable, so setting yours to the right height is easy.
How to Determine the Right Height for Your Rollator
- Stand as upright as possible with your rollator or walker in front of you.
- Let your arms hang at your sides.
- The handles should come up to the crease of your wrists.
- If the handles are higher or lower than this, adjust the height by following the instructions that come with your mobility aid. You may find it easier for a friend or family member to adjust it for you.
And there you have it! Setting your rollator or walker to the right height is an easy but essential step to making sure you get the most out of your new mobility aid.
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