The term ‘best rollator’ might mean different things to different people. Determining what rollator is the best fit for someone often comes down to their personal situation, lifestyle, and needs.
With rollators, there is no ‘one size fit all’ but a versatile rollator can offer the possibility of adjustments to fit individual needs. This makes it easier to decide which rollator to choose, as a versatile rollator can be adapted to suit your personal requirements – rather than having to adjust your life around the limitations of a rollator.
There are many things to consider before making a purchase, both in terms of the technical side and your personal situation. To name a few:
- The person should be able to use the rollator in different stages, for example when needing little or full support, or when walking becomes difficult and requires you to rest for a short time period or being pushed
- A rollator with a sturdy design makes it stable and easy to manoeuvre
- A modern rollator design encourages those who are not yet ready to accept their condition to feel more confident when going out
- There should be an optimum balance between weight, size, and shape so that the rollator is as lightweight as possible but still offers maximum stability and safety
- A good position of the handles ensures that muscle groups are not overloaded and walking is more comfortable
- Swivel wheels provide easy steering, as do the short wheelbase and larger wheels
The best rollator is the one you need
A Rollz rollator has many adaptable features, which easily allows it to be categorised by many as the best rollator on the market. These adaptable features are designed to meet the needs of different body types and/ or requirements of specific symptoms and diseases, so that the user’s strength won’t limit their freedom of movement.
The push bar of the Rollz Flex rollator can, for example, be positioned in multiple ways to support a user’s needs on a specific day or at a certain stage of their disability.
The Rollz Motion and Rollz Motion Performance combines a rollator and wheelchair in one, offering the possibility to walk as long as the user wants or can. It also offers the chance to sit down in the comfortable seat, be pushed to regain some strength, and walk again if and when the user wishes.
The three cues (laser, sound, and vibration) on the Rollz Motion Rhythm rollator can be adapted to address different neurological symptoms or rehabilitation programmes.
In conclusion, the best rollator should be the one that emphasises opportunities to continue daily activities while supporting an active and independent life.