When is a Transit Walker right for you?
A transit walker is a transformation of a transit chair and a rollator / walker combined.
A great new product on the market is a Transit Walker. The products is designed to give you the ability to use and push around as a walker / rollator and when you get tired transform it into a transit chair / wheelchair.
The problem is a lot of people have is they can use a walker but are not able to walk for too longer distances. The transit walker eliminates that problem people have on those long shopping trips and walks.
If the person is accompanied by someone else and they have the ability to push the other person then once the person gets tired they can transform their walker into a transit chair and get pushed until they regain their strength back then they can continue walking on their own again with the aid of their walker.
The walker was originally designed to help a person who lacks a bit of strength in their legs or is a little unstable on their feet due to many different disorders or just old age taking effect.
Also the walker which usually has a seat is basically like wheeling around your own personal seat which in some instances can be important as some people to suffer from dizzy spells or in certain cases if effected by illness have to sit down as soon as the symptoms take effect.
The walker since it’s arrival has made life so much easier and allowed people to keep their independence and get out of the house without the aid of a vehicle or a companion. They know they can just go for a walk whenever they want and not have the worry of not being able to make it back home or to the car without assistance.
The best buy would be the Ritecare Mobility Transit Walker / Rollator, which comes with 2 lockable brakes on the handles which are very important to use before sitting.
The occupant must lock the brakes to avoid the rollator rolling out from underneath them.
As well as locking the brakes can serve the purpose of braking whilst in motion so the user can slow down or stop especially if the walker is getting away from them on a slope or for any other reason. They just pull the brake handles up towards the hand grips and it will stop and allow the user to catch up to the walker.
An important tip is to always check the function of the brakes before use to see if they lock and brake as normal. As walker wheels wear from use they will need adjusting over time. This can cost money through some Mobility companies, but I have heard of one in Adelaide – Mobility and Therapy Centre that do it for nothing. Great customer service if you ask me!
We are always focused on customer service as the customer will always come back if looked after. So if you are in need of a brake adjustment pop in and we will do it for free.
Many different adaptations of the walker and transit walker have come about in the past number of years like the Alfa rollators / walkers and the transit walker.
Just have a have a look at these products and you will be amazed at the simplicity of the whole design.