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Wheeled walking frames

Wheeled walking frames

Wheeled walking equipment may be useful if you find it difficult to use a traditional frame, as they allow a more continuous walking pattern.

Some wheeled walking equipment may have a braking system incorporated.

The different styles of brake include:

  • Pressure brakes which are operated by downward pressure on the frame.
  • Cable brakes which are similar to bicycle brakes and require a squeeze action to operate them. Use of both your hands is necessary to operate these brakes.
  • Locking brakes allow you to lock the brakes in the 'on' position so that you do not have to maintain your grip. This safety feature is essential when using a walking frame with a seat.