A rollator walker is a device that assists its user in walking upright while they push the rollator walker in front of them. Most of the time a rollator walker will have four wheels, as well as a hand brake on each handle. Sometimes a rollator walker will have a folding seat that is available for its user to flip up and down. The wheels on a rollator walker will vary depending upon the userís height. If a user is taller, the wheels will be larger in order to increase the height of the rollator walker to its maximum available.
Sometimes a rollator walker will only have three wheels. These rollators support less weight than the four wheeled rollator walker because they have less of an area to distribute weight onto. The physician prescribing the usage of the rollator walker will help the patient choose a rollator walker that will serve the correct needs of their patient.
A rollator walker can generally be used on any surfaces. Since a rollator walker that is built for the average sized person is not wide, the person using it can use it to assist them to walk on a sidewalk, when entering and exiting buildings through standard-sized doors, and allows a person to continue to live a normal lifestyle.