Auxiliary tools|the use of walkers
Walkers, which are already relatively mature products in China,
In the terminology, it is the two-armed walking aid.
It was first used in the hospital environment.
Are sold in medical equipment stores,
In recent years, it has been widely used in the elderly population.
The style and function of the walker are more and more.
The quality is getting better and better, and the price of the regular style products is also relatively close to the people.
Consumers tend to be confused because of the choices.
Which one is the best choice?
Let’s take a look at the features and functions of various walkers.
Walker, generally applicable to:
Stroke sequelae, cerebral palsy, spinal injury,
or head trauma with slight disability, with some sequelae,
Progressive muscular atrophy, rheumatoid arthritis,
Initial walking training for groups such as syndromes.
The walker is lighter and has a smaller shape.
Walking training can be done in the corridors of the home.
Perform short walk training outside the house.
Or use it as a handrail,
For example, it can be taken from a bed or a chair, when going to the toilet, or when taking a bath.
The use of the walker is slightly less than that of the crutches.
If the ground is not very flat, the bumps are uneven or there are steps,
Moving the walker will also follow the tilt, so it can’t be operated very well.
These characteristics should be noted.
Walker use technology is a guide for the elderly who are inconvenient to move,
Disabled people, amblyopia, blind people, etc., using walking aids,
Assist the body to support weight, maintain balance, exercise,
In the case of security, get an effective rehabilitation exercise.
It can be seen that the main function of the walker is to maintain balance and support weight.
And can help walk and carry out rehabilitation training. In the application of assistive devices,
Before the walker,
The first thing to do is to evaluate:
The first point: assess the general condition of the user.
For example, height, the height of the walker can generally be stretched, allowing the user to stand upright, holding the grip of the walker with the hand, the tibia of the upper arm is perpendicular to the ground, and the elbow flexes 15-30 degrees. This is a normal walker. The height of use. The second point: weight. Because the materials are different, the weight that different walkers can bear is also different, so evaluate the user’s weight and choose the walker that suits his weight. The third point: user diagnosis, general condition. For example, there are no dizziness or other physical conditions, including the ability to walk, and if there is no standing muscle strength, the walker may not be used at once. In general, the order of walking training is to stand up and stand up training. You can stand up in parallel bars and walk in parallel bars before you can walk or crutches with a walker. Therefore, before using the walker, you must have the ability to stand and balance. The walker requires more arms to operate. If the one-sided arm does not have the ability to move, I am afraid that the walker is not suitable. The user’s cognitive and collaborative skills also need to be assessed, such as cognitive impairment, or irritability, incitement, and lack of awareness. This is the most common type of frame walker (framework) on the market, mainly by the framework. It consists of a gusset, a fulcrum and a handle, a handle and a plurality