Re: OT: walkers
- From: "W. Baker" <wbaker@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 19:44:06 +0000 (UTC)
Ellen K. <firstinitiallastname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: "MI" <quilchenapark@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
: > Thanks for your comments for those of us who struggle. I can't count the
: > times someone has watched me struggle with a door in an attempt to get me
: > and my walker through. After I have finally succeeded, they seem to wake
: > up
: > and look embarrassed and say they're are sorry. Without the walker and its
: > attached basket I can't do any shopping so it is really difficult if my
: > basket is full. Curbs aren't so bad as all sidewalk corners in my city are
: > required to have wheelchair ramps. Buses also have wheelchair ramps.
: > --
: One thing I've always wondered about walkers, why are they made so that the
: user has to bend forward all the time? This is not good for posture.
One can stand up atraight and most are adjustable in height, but if ou let
it get out in fron of you you are bent and, when the arms get a bit
tired(they take part of your weight) you may rest down on th ebelow the
elbow part of the arm and continue walking. Everyone tells me not to do
that, so I am working on a close in position with the hands on the back
rest piece and the lower arem on the handlebars but somewhat more upright.
It is technique, not the intrinsic stte of the walker.
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