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How to Properly Adjust a Walker

Jay Kudronowicz

How to Properly Adjust a Walker

The key to a properly adjusted Walker is to allow optimal upper body leverage while facilitating proper posturing and ergonomics. The achievement of these objectives is quite simple if you adhere to a few key points.   First make sure that you're standing at your maximum upright posture: shoulders back Chest out Head up This is important as this is the basis for exactly what you are trying to achieve - an ideal fit to an ideal posture. With this upright posturing, relax your arms at your sides, a properly adjusted walker should have it’s handles at your wrist height (exactly...


Here's Why Tennis Balls are Unsafe to Use on Walkers

Jay Kudronowicz

Here's Why Tennis Balls are Unsafe to Use on Walkers

When I was presenting my NEW Funski walker glides at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting in San Antonio, TX I was shocked at how many physical therapists stopped by our booth and told me how happy they were that someone finally created a walker glide to replace the tennis ball. It was at that time that I first really understood the frustration that therapists around the country were having with the temporary unsafe stopgap solution reserved for the grass courts of Wimbledon.   The feedback received was that the tennis ball was not meant to be cut or...


When Should I Progress from the Walker to the Cane?

Jay Kudronowicz

When Should I Progress from the Walker to the Cane?

So you’re pushing your walker showing off your Funski walker glides and you're contemplating the progression to a cane. After all, your injury/surgery is healing well and you feel as though you’re walking pretty normal, right? For those individuals using walkers for short term rehab, remember this key piece of advice from someone who has been in the field for 20 years and has seen both sides of the spectrum. YOU CAN NEVER PROGRESS FROM THE WALKER TOO LATE, BUT YOU CAN GET RID OF IT TOO EARLY! Especially after a major surgery such as a hip or knee replacement....