There are various reasons why a person may need a rollator to assist them with mobilizing. A rollator is a device that supports a person who is walking. The rollator is pushed by its user while they are walking. The user keeps their hands on the rollator at all times while they walk so that they do not lose their support.
A wheelchair is a device for someone who cannot use their legs, while a rollator helps someone who can use their legs but needs support. People use a rollator for various reasons. Depending on the type of comfort a user seeks, if a person can walk, a rollator serves as a great device to assist them. Some people who are grossly overweight use a rollator to assist them in walking, as well as people who have had strokes or other debilitating events happen to their bodies. Not everyone who uses a rollator needs to have a handicap that prevents them from walking.
A rollator is also built in several different variations to accommodate the different users it may need to assist. A physician or a physical therapist will be able to recommend the appropriate type of rollator a patient may need to have in order to assist them properly.
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