A guide to helping you
choose the right Walking Aid
The key to buying a wheelchair is to think about your requirements today but also what you might need in the future. This process helps you future proof your purchases and will help save money in the long run. Our Advisors are here to help you find the right product. We do this by assessing your circumstances, needs and wants. You will find our Advisors friendly and informative.
Which walking aid should I choose?
Do I want large or small rear wheels?
Larger wheels make it easier to move but add to the weight of the product?
What is my weight?
You will need to buy a walking aid that can take your weight.
Is my weight stable or could it increase?
Take this into account.
Does it need to be lightweight to lift in and out of a car?
If so go an aluminium rather than steel.
What is the terrain going to be like where I use my walking aid?
Hilly, flat etc. Go for the bigger wheels if you are going over uneven ground.
Do I need to sit down when I am using my walking aid?
Choose one with a seat.
What kind of grips should I have?
Ergonomic ones are most comfortable and help spread the pressure of your body weight on the hands. They are easier to grip.
Can you use the brakes?
There are different designs to choose from.
Do you need to go through anything that is really narrow?
In this case a tri-walker may be better.
Make sure your walking aid is set to the right height. Wearing your normal footwear, stand upright & measure from the floor to your wrist when your arms are straight by your sides, this is the height your walking aid needs to be: rollator, triwalker, walking stick etc. If unsure, go for a height adjustable product.
There seems a lot of questions to answer but don’t worry we are here to help. Just pick up the phone, call us on 0800 328 2788 and one of our Advisors will be happy to help or you can arrange for a visit to your home.
We are here to help you!
Please don’t attempt to choose alone!
Let the experts help you select the right walking aid
The risk of just buying online without advice is choosing an unsuitable product which will undo all the potential benefits. You want to make sure it is fit for purpose, suitable for use in your area and safe for you and those around you.
Getting the right walking aid will improve your mobility and quality of life.
Please click to Contact Us or Telephone: 0800 328 2788 to talk to your friendly Personal Advisor and get a full assessment of your needs and choose the walking that is right for you.