The Wenzelite Nimbo rehab walker is a pediatric walker designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The frame is made out of a lightweight aluminum alloy material. It comes equipped with a total of four small wheels that you can adjust independently. Overall this is a great choice for children or shorter seniors who need ambulation assistance, and those suffering from spine conditions, or for rehabbing an injury right after surgery.
Overview and Features
This walker is designed for people who are rehabbing an injury or those with a disability that severely affects their mobility. People diagnosed with a severe degenerative joint disease can benefit from using a walker that provides the type of stability needed during ambulation.
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Just looking at the walker you can tell that it’s designed for short walks and smooth terrain. This walker would not be a good choice for use on grass or dirt. While some models of rehab walkers come equipped with standard sized wheels, this rehab posterior walker is more designed for indoor use, although it’s safe for outdoor use as well.
The wheels on this walker are very small, with the front wheels measuring in at just five inches. The small wheels will prevent the walker from rolling too fast. Since the wheels can be independently adjusted, you will be able to adjust the wheel stiffness based on ambulation needs and ability. Locking them up at one of the lowest settings will prevent the wheels from rolling freely, providing more security and stability to the user. The wheels are non-marking and skid-resistant. They’re made out of a soft rubber which easily adheres to most surfaces. The walker’s two front wheels swivel for improved turning and ease of maneuverability. For stability, the rear unidirectional wheels are equipped with an aluminum pin and ratchet mechanism, which prevents the device from accidentally sliding backward. However, the pin and ratchet mechanism, also called the omnidirectional override bracket, can be disengaged in order to allow the walker to go backward and forward.
The walker features a lightweight design, with the walker weighing in at just nine pounds. The weight is perfect for smaller users and makes it easy to store and transport the walker. This model features a quick fold design that makes it very user-friendly.
This model has max user weight of two hundred pounds.
As we already mentioned, each of the wheels can be independently adjusted. The walker is also height adjustable to ensure the proper fit.
The handgrips are very comfortable to use and are latex-free, complete with flanged edges. They can be used in the posterior or anterior position.
- Wheels can switch from non-swivel to swivel functions
- Wheels can grip almost any surface
- Lightweight design
- Sturdy frame
- Foldable design for easy transport and storage
- Some users had difficulty folding the walker, however, many users reported that the folding mechanism is easier to use over time.
Who is This Walker for?
This model provides the best in support, and rehabilitation as a mobility aid. The walker is height adjustable, so you can lower or raise the handgrips allowing the user to get the best fit for ultimate ambulation support.
This walker is designed to assist with ambulation and can help to improve poor posture. It can also improve balance, relieve pain that’s associated with poor posture, and will keep you safe during ambulation. The walker is perfect for use after surgery or for daily use for people who have difficulty with unassisted ambulation. The walker will provide much-needed support during ambulation when the leg muscles are weak, allowing for a faster recovery and healing time.
This device is a more much stable alternative to canes or crutches. It features a wide base of support and provides stability side to side and back and forth, helping to improve the user’s balance.