The KAYE Posture Control Reverse Walkers with seats, called KAYE PostureRest Walkers, are designed around the same principles as the KAYE Posture Control Walkers without seats: providing mobility while promoting improved posture and gait. These walkers include fold-down seats as an integral part of the design. Alternating between sitting and standing is a natural part of the postural changes necessary to conserve and direct energy for daily activities. The PostureRest Walkers will be useful for users who are just beginning to walk and have low endurance or who are recovering from neurological or orthopedic surgery and must regain strength. Because the user can rest as needed, he should be able to participate in more social activities and in a larger variety of settings. The reverse walker of choice.
Many users, even those who have good walking endurance, need to rest during prolonged periods of standing or waiting. Children alternate between sitting and standing at school: on the playground; watching sporting events; selecting library books; or waiting in the cafeteria line. Teens may choose to sit to socialize with friends at the mall or during after school activities. All users make these choices when they socialize with friends in the community, at the work place, or on family vacations and trips. The KAYE PostureRest Walkers will allow persons who use walkers to access places where seating might not otherwise be available. While the seat is not intended to replace an individualized seating system or wheelchair, it will provide a much needed break from standing and walking without having to make additional seating equipment available.
|KAYE Posture Control Walkers place the support behind the user, which requires the person to adapt to a more upright posture and places his center of mass within the base of support of the walker. This helps the user to coordinate rhythm and timing of swing and stance phases of gait when impaired balance prevents independent walking.
KAYE Posture Control Walkers are available in six heights and two widths to accommodate users from 18 months into adulthood. The latex-free handgrips with flanged ends help align the users arms and hands comfortably at his sides as weight is taken on extended arms.
4 Wheeled model shown above
Optional swivel front wheels shown above
|KAYE Posture Control Walkers have different wheel configurations to provide options for various environments.
The basic KAYE walkers have crutch tips on the rear legs. This creates greater friction against the floor so that the walker moves more slowly. This can be an advantage for users who have serious balance impairments.
The R walkers have 4 wheels with ratcheted rear wheels that do not roll backwards. The 4- wheeled walkers move forward with each step. This helps simulate a stance-swing pattern so that the person walks safely with more normal reciprocal rhythm.
The S walkers include swivel wheels. These swivel front wheels help increase the ease of maneuverability and turning. The swivel wheels can be locked for straight-ahead tracking and then unlocked for easier use within classrooms or homes. Users, if they want the ease of turning but are not comfortable with the full swivel option, can add swivel limiters,model WSL1 which adjusts to limit the amount of swivel
RR option gives the walker one way roller-bearing rear wheels and rubber tires to reduce noise. Teens often prefer a quieter walker. These still retain the anti roll-back feature that the standard, ratcheted rear wheels offer.