Single handed walking frame
Single handed walking frames used to be available commercially but production was stopped many years ago. The panel was requested to convert standard frames to single handed versions by various NHS therapists.
Since we started making them in 2004 we have done over 50.
A standard frame is modified by adding a cross tube between the top of the rear legs and a handle tube centrally between that tube and the top cross tube. A hand grip is put on the handle. Fixing is done by tube grip nuts and screws. As not all frames are the same a kit of standard bits is not always possible, though we have some jigs to ease manufacture.
Persons who only have the use of one arm to support themselves can manoeuvre the frames without them swinging away from them as the handle is above the centre of gravity.