Trying a different kind of walking frame

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For a while now, people have been suggesting that I try a walker that I push in front of me, rather than one I pull behind me like my current Nimbo frame Martha.

I’ve been putting this off and putting this off for ages because, if I’m honest, the thought absolutely terrifies me. What if I fall backwards? What if I fall trying to push it down or pull it up a kurb? How will I cope going down a hill?

The thing is Martha is getting old and is starting to show signs of wear and tear. I’m scared but I’ve said I’ll give it a go, because at least that way I’ll know if it’s right for me once and for all. A lady from the hospital dropped one off for me yesterday to try while I still have a Nimbo Frame to use. If I like, I’ll just carry on using it, and if I don’t, I can send it back.

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3 thoughts on “Trying a different kind of walking frame

  1. Hi Nic,

    My boyfriend has the same problem. His frame is falling apart, and he has one that looks like this sitting in his apartment in mint condition. He is having trouble adjusting but he’s starting off small. He says carrying things is easier because you can put stuff on the seat. I’ve had one in the past too and I don’t care for it, it doesn’t provide much stability and doesn’t make me feel safe.

    I hope it works out for you! Try to start of small, use it in an area you’re comfortable in 🙂

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    1. Thanks. You can lift the top of the seat up on this one and it’s a little basket to put things inside if that makes sense. I’m going to ask people to come with me the first few times I use it until I decide if I’m comfortable with it or not.

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