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.