A Pool Walker is the solution for people who need to exercise after an illness or operation. A pool walker helps with independent mobility within the water. It’s excellent for rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and enjoying the benefits of a swimming pool.
The Benefits Of Pool Walkers
Pool Walkers improve balance and lessen the weight on the hips, legs, and feet mainly due to the buoyancy of water. Walkers provide a base to support the persons lateral and vertical support while exercising.
The person’s body weight is distributed evenly within the body because of the walker and buoyancy of the water. The viscosity and pressure of the water also provide postural support for people with balance problems. It gives them the confidence to walk and less fear of falling in a pool.
When a person uses a pool walker they have increased motivation to walk on land and it speeds up the healing time.
Studies have shown that aquatic therapy provides motor and sensory stimulation that improves the static and dynamic balance of the body.
Water exercises with a walker improve the walking ability in people more than treadmill-walking. The fear of falling in elderly people limits their movement. Therefore a pool walker helps with exercise and mobility to enhance balance for the elderly.
Who Needs To Use Pool Walkers
The elderly with balance problems.
The elderly with mobility issues.
The elderly who want to exercise in water.
Any person that needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has suffered a stroke and needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has had back surgery and needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has had hip surgery and needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has had knee surgery and needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has had foot surgery and needs rehabilitation for walking.
Any person that has the fear of falling when walking.
Any person who uses crutches.
Any person who uses a cane.
Types Of Pool Walkers
THE AQUA WALKER
The Aqua Walker is a mobility device used in swimming pools to provide independent free walking. This walker is made from durable PVC tubing. It has stainless steel swivel casters that have solid rubber wheels to provide exceptional maneuverability. The Aqua walker is made with non-corrosive materials for long life and low maintenance. The height of this Aqua Pool Walker is adjustable with locking pins to ensure once the height is set, it’s locked into place. The walker comes with removable armrest cradles, which provide extra support and come in two different sizes. The cradles can be removed and fitted without the use of any tools.
Aqua Float Water Walker
The Aqua Float Water Walker is designed for people with good to normal head and body control that could use some assistance when walking or moving through a pool. The aqua float walker has four buoyant foam supports and easy-to-grip handrails. The Aqua Float provides support on all four sides.
Water Walking Frame
The Water Walking Frame improves balance and gait. Also increases leg strength and the confidence to walk in the water without the fear of falling. The Water Walking Frame is popular with people who have balance problems or are recovering from surgery. High-quality PVC and oversized foam and padded handles provide comfort, buoyancy, and stability.