How to measure a Rollator to suit you

How to measure a Rollator to suit you

Posted by Jackie McCormack on 18th May 2016

Is important that you size your Rollator properly? 

An incorrect Rollator height can cause pain in your back, shoulders and/or arms.

Ensuring you have the  correct posture when you use your Rollator will reduce the risk of injury and strain, especially to these areas.

Walking distances, with the wrongly sized Rollator,can also add to fatigue, as wrong posture can also be quite tiring!

Safety First....

When you first receive and assemble your Rollator, make sure the legs are securely locked and the folding mechanism is in the locked position. See Instructions.

Rollators are designed to support your “leaning” weight. They are not intended to support your full weight, just enough of your weight to help you walk safely and securely.

Our Rollator has a weight capacity of 136 kg, so it is strong enough to sit on.

This model has 15 possible height and seat combinations to ensure a perfect fit for you! 

The Rollator height and elbow angles should look like this:-  

The hands should rest comfortably on the hand grips, with a slight bend in the elbows. 

The Seat Height should be at the back of the knee, just below the bend.

Measuring your Rollator to Suit You!

The Handles of the Rollator must be at wrist height to determine the best fit for you.

1. Wear your shoes to measure up the Rollator. You can measure up in one of two ways:-

           a) With Assistance - Stand upright, comfortably, with your arms hanging loosely at your sides. 

                                               Assistant measures the distance from the floor to your wrist. 

                                               This is how high from the ground your Rollators handles should be. 

           b) Without Assistance - Stand tall, with a hand close to the handle. 

                                                 When the handle is at the top of your hand/lower wrist, the handle is at the  correct height.


2.  Adjust the height of the Rollator by adjusting all four legs and the handle heights, ensuring that the 

                 wrist heights are comfortable, and the hand grips are level to each other. (or suited to the individual)

3. Seat Height - if this is adjustable, it is ideal to have the seat at a height that is suitable to

                           your requirements ie.  

                If you want to sit to rest, the ideal height is when your kneecaps are at the same height as the seat.

                It you want to 'perch' to rest for a short period, a higher seat would be more beneficial. 

                                     Try various height settings to find one that is comfortable to use.

4. Ensure you are happy that the unit is at the correct height for you. 

    Stand tall and grip your walker, making sure it is easy to do and feels comfortable.

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