Three wheeled walker
The client has rheumatoid arthritis and uses a three wheeled walker with gutter arm supports to assist her mobility. In certain circumstances, typically when transferring her weight from a sitting to standing position, negotiating changes in floor levels such as small steps or going down ramps, she found the standard walker unstable with a tendency to tilt forwards over the point of balance.
The problem was overcome by increasing the longitudinal wheelbase of the walker with an extension to the pivot point of the front castering wheel of approximately 7”.
The lengthened wheelbase has removed the fear of overbalancing and the client is now able to use her walker with increased confidence.