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    Someone I know has a son with a condition that has caused loss of function in his legs and he is now looking at using a walker. He is in school and needs it to help carry his books etc. while getting around, needs to be foldable to fit in his car and hopefully doesn't look too granny-like. Does anyone have any recommendations from their experience?


  • #2
    Hey Jeff, I use a walker similar to this one:

    It works fine for me - I use it when I go shopping, etc. Of course, it does look granny like. If he could use one without wheels it would be a lot smaller and fold up easier. I need the wheels . . . I rely on it totally for balance and find it hard to lift and move one without wheels. Mike
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003


    • #3
      You can see a pretty good selection here. The type may vary depending on the person's specific gait and needs for braking by weight bearing or hand controlled brake:

      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


      • #4
        For carrying books, this Drive 3 wheel has a lot of storage options (basket, pouch and tray)-- Also, since its a 3-wheeler it can navigate school halls easier.

        There's also the Stander Metro Walker which has a unique look so hopefully less "granny" like. And it folds up real small


        • #5
          Before a wheelchair, I used and loved the Active Walker.
          TiLite TR3
          Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
          I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

          "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."