Walking Frames & Accessories
Zimmer frames and walking frames help many people retain their mobility and independence. By using walking frames, elderly people or younger people with certain health conditions can sometimes improve their mobility both around the home and outside. These frames are typically made of aluminium - lightweight and easy to move for those with reduced strength. A walking frame with wheels or a folding walking frame are other options also available at Essential Aids.
Zimmer frames and walking frames help many people retain their mobility and independence. By using walking frames, elderly people or younger people with certain health conditions can sometimes improve their mobility both around
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- Vat ExemptThis classic walking frame is super lightweight and remains one of our most popular models.
- Vat ExemptThis high quality, lightweight walking frame comes with wheels for extra mobility.
- Vat ExemptLightweight yet strong, height adjustable frame for assisting mobility in hospitals or homes.
- Vat ExemptHigh tensile aluminium frame with wheels for varied use in hospitals or care homes.
- Vat ExemptUltra narrow aluminium walking frame, ideal for home or travel use in smaller spaces.
- Vat ExemptLightweight, ultra narrow walking frame with wheels - ideal for use in smaller spaces.
- Vat ExemptA nylon net bag that clips onto the frame of walkers to give extra storage space.
- Vat ExemptLightweight yet durable walking frame with rubber feet to help grip most floor types.
- Vat ExemptA convenient caddy and tray which attaches to most types of walking frame.
- Vat ExemptKnotted nylon bag which clips onto most walking frames, helping carry shopping or personal belongings hands free.
- Vat ExemptWalking frame basket made from vinyl coated wire, ideal for carrying items such as shopping hands free.
- Vat ExemptVersatile, folding frame which helps transition to and from a chair, seat or bed.
- Vat ExemptUniversal walking frame pouch with easy velcro straps and three pockets.
- Vat ExemptFeaturing forearm trough handgrips and swiveling castor wheels.
- Vat ExemptA bucket and tray caddy which can be attached to most wheeled walkers for extra storage.
- Vat ExemptA set of spare wheels for use with walking frames.
- Vat ExemptFolds down with the touch of a button and features a lightweight aluminium frame with height adjustable legs.
- Vat ExemptA extra wide folding walking frame with 35 stone user weight capacity.
- Vat ExemptA modern and tilt-resistant walking frame with locking wheels and adjustable arm rests.
- Vat ExemptFeatures a large divided container to separate personal belongings, plus a top-tray.
- Vat ExemptOur diamante encrusted zimmer frame is a sure fire-head turner.
- Vat ExemptHeavy duty aluminium walking frame designed to assist heavier users in the home.
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This stylish aluminium walking frame is lightweight, foldable and comes in a silver finish.
- Vat ExemptA range of high quality aluminium zimmer frames available in various sizes and with or without wheels.
- Vat ExemptA simple walking frame that offers support and safety.
- Vat ExemptA unique design makes this walker easier to use for people with strength limitations.
- Vat ExemptA walking frame that also assists the user in rising to a standing position.
- Vat ExemptA folding walking frame that is perfect for use whilst travelling.
- Vat ExemptThis rollator decorating set is the perfect way to personalise your walking aid!
- Vat ExemptA useful bag that attaches to a walking frame.
A walking frame is a mobile metal frame which provides support to someone as they walk.
They have a box-like construction, with handles at the top and four ferrule-capped feet at the bottom.
Walking frames offer mobile support as someone moves from A to B.
People who have difficulty walking unaided often use walking frames.
This may be because of a specific injury, illness, disability or while they recover from injury.
Walking frames for elderly people are standard mobility aids for people in the UK.
They are available with or without front wheels.
There are also kits available enabling you to fit wheels to a compatible non-wheeled frame.
Most frames come with simple height adjustment mechanisms in each leg.
This allows each leg to be lengthened or shortened to the desired size.
The frames do come in different sizes, so check the height adjustment range of the model you are interested in before choosing.
Yes, there are ‘bariatric’ walking frames which have a user weight limit of 35 stone.
These are larger and much stronger than standard lightweight aluminium models.
The standard weight limit for ‘hospital’ walking frames or regular zimmer frames tends to be 25 stone.
It is important to check the details of the product description before choosing one.
Almost all walking frames are made from aluminium because of its rigidity, strength and weight.
They do require some strength and coordination to operate safely.
If you have narrow doorways or halls to negotiate, you may need to consider a narrow walking frame.
The ultra-narrow walking frames at Essential Aids may be a suitable choice.
With a width of 9cm (19.5 inches) at the maximum leg extension (the legs splay wider, the more they extend) it is narrow enough to be used in tight spaces.
Regular light-weight aluminium walking frames are the silver looking models you will be used to seeing.
Some versions have small wheels at the bottom of the front legs, while the standard frames have plastic or rubber feet (called ferrules) capping each leg.
This type of frame is typically used indoors, over relatively short distances.
Rollators (often called wheeled walkers) are more substantial and robust.
While many people do use them indoors, they are best suited for outdoor use.
They are larger than regular walking frames, have bigger wheels, brakes and in some cases seats and baskets or bags.
Rollators with three wheels are common, as our four-wheeled models.
The latter tend to be less manoeuvrable but slightly more stable than three wheelers.
Both kinds can be folded up, so they can be easily stowed away for transportation or storage.
While both types of walking aid assist in walking from A to B, a rollator is more suited to outdoor use, like trips to the shops.