These walking (or pulpit) frames are mostly used indoors. They may include the following features:
To use the frame correctly, you should grip the hand grips, lift and move it slightly in front of you. You can then take your weight through the frame, and take two equal length steps into the centre of the frame.
Although non-wheeled walking frames are useful because they provide a large area of support, they do not allow you to walk using a flowing walking pattern. You have to keep stopping and starting as the frame is picked up, moved forwards and stepped into.
Regular maintenance of walking frames is essential to ensure safety. Checks should be made for signs of wear and tear, particularly at the site of screws and height adjustment mechanisms. All ferrules should be checked regularly and replaced as appropriate.
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