Walking

 

Portable half step

This is a portable, lightweight, foldable able half step which helps the client to climb stairs at any location

Balcony platform and ramp

The client used to be able to access her balcony but now uses a wheeled walker and cannot negotiate the almost 5″ drop. There was insufficient room to install a straight ramp so a combination of platform and ramp was required.

Wheelchair Trolley

The client’s two children are both wheelchair users and to improve the family’s freedom during a trip to the USA (as well as at home), a modification was needed to allow both children to be pushed by a single parent.

Tray rollator arm supports

Margaret is blind and has a “combination trolley walker” on which she keeps the things she needs on a daily basis to hand, but it had conventional rollator handles that didn’t provide the level of support and stability she needed when walking around the house.

Ventilator Carrying Trolley

A sixteen-year old girl with a wheelchair mounted ventilator system required a way to transport the equipment so that she could build her strength by walking.

Rollator brakes

A client has a progressive muscle weakness, that particularly affects hand grip, walking and balance. He is having trouble operating the brakes on his rollator (wheeled walker) and this makes him feel very unsafe.

Wheeled garden tool holder

A gardening charity needed a means for a volunteer with severe back pain to carry documents, small gardening tools etc around the gardening site. A simple wheeled trolley was made that allows the user have access to her gardening impedimenta without having to bend.

Ramp from back door to car port

The client needed a special ramp outside of his back door which could be easily removed when not in use. The car port floor is not flat and slopes in both directions so that the height of the step varies between 180mm and 190mm across the width of the door. After discussion with the client […]

One-handed folding perching stool and walking stick

Stool open Stool closed In use as a walking stick … … and as a stool The client uses two walking sticks to get around and needs to have a light weight folding seat available, that can be opened and closed with one hand, for when she gets tired. An aluminium walking stick was bought […]

Off-road rollator

Off-road rollator Showing rear outriggers The client uses a standard rollator to getting about on paved areas, but needs something similar for use on soft ground. A large-wheeled tricycle type buggy was modified with the addition of rear outriggers made from the wheeled part of a Zimmer frame.  

Weak-grip braking for 3-wheel rollators

Many clients lack sufficient grip in at least one hand to operate the brakes on their rollator. If they have an adequate grip with the other hand, the brake cables can be paired through a ‘monkey face’ balancing plate to allow both brake pads to be operated from a single brake lever – see photo […]

Trolley walker with gutters and brakes

Fitting gutters to a tea trolley is a common requirement. On the older-style Bardon trolley, this is easily done by attaching the upper sections of standard gutter crutches. However, these trolleys are unbraked, and clients with balance problems may have trouble controlling them. The newer Days trolley walker is supplied with brakes, but the position […]

Off-road rollator

Finished rollator Un-modified buggy frame The 6-year-old client is able to walk short distances indoors, but when outdoors, she needs an aid which is manoeuvrable but gives her stability and some protection against bumping into things and able to cope with moving over rough ground.  It will help to improve her stamina, balance skills & […]

Gutter supports for 3-wheeled walker

The client’s condition make it difficult for her to get around her home with her 3-wheeled walker. An adaption to the walker is requested, to add gutter supports. Two options were discussed with the client. Option 1. Insert and bond close fitting extension tubes into the existing handles, upon which the gutters would be bolted. […]