A BETTER WALKER:
Improving Posture and Mobility for Walker Users
Studies have shown that improved posture and gait can reduce back and neck pain. A Better Walker is specifically designed to improve posture, enable a better gait pattern thus reducing low back and neck pain. This walker uses forearm support to provide increased stability which can also reduce fall hazard.
Being in the medical massage industry for over 25 years I have seen many senior patients, all with very similar pain symptoms of low back, neck and wrist pain. After years of observation I came to the conclusion that a large part of their pain was coming from their posture and gait patterns from their walkers.
After many designs, I knew I had it when my first patient tried out the prototype of A Better Walker. She was able to stand straight, turn around and walk with ease. She said her back and neck felt better right away. This is now possible for you too with A Better Walker.
“With A Better Walker, you stand up in it so you’re not bent over. You’re looking where you are going. It will turn a corner or do anything you want. You’re standing upright free with the posture you want to have. It’s lightweight and reversible so you can walk up to someone and have a conversation with no barrier. You don’t have to reach down to pull the brake. It adjusts for your height. It’s wonderful. When we get older, we can lose our mobility. This can give that back. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Barb, Retired nurse and walker user.
“A Better Walker shows tremendous potential for aiding patients with mobility.”
Dr. Young, Orthopedic Surgeon.
“The human body was designed for upright walking, which is not possible when using a conventional walker. A Better Walker offers the same assistance and safety as a conventional walker without sacrificing spinal posture, hip flexibility and muscle strength that normal gait promotes. It’s hard to believe nobody has thought of this until now.”
Chuck, Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Specialist, Cert. SMT.
"A Better Walker is a great option for patients needing an assistive device for a wide variety of conditions. It’s design allows for improved posture while providing patients the opportunity to increase their functional activity allowing them to be more independent and improve quality of life."
Lennea, Physical Therapist MSPT.
“Finally, someone’s had the sense and the gumption to come up with ‘A Better Walker”. As you can see from the pictures, it’s designed to actively encourage an upright posture. This immediately puts much less strain on the skeleton and makes it easier to distribute the load and keep one’s balance without stressing the body. Which means people can walk erect and with their head properly positioned on the cervical vertebrae so they can look the world in the face and see what’s going on around them much more easily. And because most of the equipment is behind the user, it’s more “out of sight, out of mind” so other folk are able to focus on the person themselves and maybe see them as “real people” instead of “invalid”. And of course, an erect posture signals nonverbally a greater degree of confidence –not just to the person themselves but to those who interact with them too. So, they are less likely to be “talked down to” in any sense.”
Su Gale UK Mensa newsletter.
"As a physical therapist for over 20 years, I have worked with many patients with a veriety of orthopedic, spine and neurological disorders.
One of the most common things I notice with patients using a conventional walker, is that they are often flexed forward during ambulation. This can put unnecessary stress on the spine as well as the wrists and hands.
A Better Walker is a walker that's designed to hold one upright while walking. This can help to greatly reduce back, neck and wrist pain.
I recommend trying A Better Walker. I think you will find it can provide you with more freedom and flexibility than a conventional walker and it may help you gain greater independence during daily activities."
Isabel Acevedo, PT, Certified LSVT Big Clinition