What can be done to increase the stability of a rollator or a walker?

how to keep balance with a walker

There are several things that can be done to increase the stability of a walker. Some possible options include:

  • Making sure that the walker/rollator is the right size and fit for the user. A walker/rollator that is too big or too small can be difficult to control and may increase the risk of falls.
  • Adjusting the leg length of the walker/rollator so that the user can comfortably reach the ground with their feet. This will help them maintain their balance and prevent the walker/rollator from tipping over.
  • Checking the condition of the walker/rollator regularly and replacing any worn or damaged parts. This will help ensure that the walker/rollator is working properly and is safe to use.
  • Making sure that the walker/rollator is used correctly. The user should hold onto the handgrips firmly and keep the walker close to their body as they move. They should also avoid overloading the walker/rollator with too much weight.

In addition to these steps, it may also be helpful for the user to receive training or instruction on how to use their walker/rollator safely and effectively. A healthcare provider or therapist can provide guidance and support to help the user get the most out of their walker/rollator.