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Old 24-08-07, 04:54 PM   #1
CJ
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Hi
has anyone any experience with walking frames?

My wife is in a wheelchair out of doors.

In the house she is falling over a lot.
I do try to be there when she is up but cannot always
move quick enough to help her.

She mainly falls forwards.

So my thoughts at the moment is that a frame may help
any tips

kindest regards

CJ
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Old 06-09-07, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hi Barb
many thanks for the reply
Nice to be in contact with someone from Canada.
Our best holiday ever was in the Rockies, it was on my wife's wish list.
So we went whilst she was well enough.

Things have moved on a bit since my posting and as you have recommended by my has been given a frame to try out by our local physio.
Its the type with two small wheels at the front.

The results are interesting as my wife does everything at full speed so I need to act as her break man and slow this runaway train.

Thanks again for the reply
And I hope you have a wish list of nice things to do also

go well kind regards from CJ
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Old 06-09-07, 11:06 PM   #3
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Hi Barb
Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. And pleased that the medication is working for you.
I will let you know how things process with the frame . My wife's progress with it will be reviewed.

Vancouver eh what a lovely area to live.
We did not have time to do Vancouver Island but I understand
it is really impressive.

keep going well

kind regards CJ
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Old 08-02-08, 05:29 PM   #4
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Hi everyone

Just an update on this thread.

My wife has falling over her walking frame
no major problems just another set of bruises

So the frame is going back!

regards

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Old 08-02-08, 09:57 PM   #5
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Hi CJ

Lovely to hear from you although not under these circumstances. I am really sorry your wife has fallen over the walker and hope she is okay, bless her . I am not suprised you are sending it back. I wonder if there is another slower type of walker that might help her get around. I have seen a few people using them, but I can understand how you feel now this has happened.
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Old 09-02-08, 11:39 AM   #6
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Hi CJ,

Its good to hear from you. Hope you are keeping well & are still busy.

Have you checked the internet or the disabled catalogues for walking equipment?
We found it easier to just hold Rikki while she walked, though I don't suppose doing that will be too helpful for you. Her wheelchair was a great help for outside the house.
Sorry I have no real suggestions. Hopefully someone can help you.
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