If you experience difficulty in reaching down to grasp your walker, the Platform attachment is an excellent solution. The platform affixes easily to your walker and allows you to keep your arms in a more comfortable position to operate your critical mobility device. The platform is padded for maximum comfort and an adjustable strap keeps your arm securely in place.
- Designed for those who are unable to grip the walker
- Cradles forearm with soft vinyl padding for comfort
- Large top bracket allows the platform attachment to be placed over the hand grip of the walker
- Adjustable strap securely holds arm in place
Drive Medical Crutch Attachment Specifications
- Product Weight: 2 lbs
- Handle Height (Max): 53"
- Handle Height (Min): 37"
- Overall Product Height: 37"
- Overall Product Length: 18"
- Overall Product Width: 5.75"
- Primary Product Color: Silver
- Primary Product Material: Aluminum
- Product Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
What is the Drive Medical Platform Walker / Crutch Attachment?
This device, the Drive Medical Platform Walker / Crutch Attachment, is an attachment for both walkers and crutches, used by patients who have trouble gripping the handles on their mobility aids. This device can be used with adult and junior walkers work with the standard platform attachment, and heavy-duty walkers work with the bariatric platform attachment. This device only has a weight of two pounds.
The standard platform attachment is the only one that works with the crutch brackets. Meaning that this device can only be used with crutches in its standard form. The height of this device ranges from thirty-seven inches to fifty-three inches, and this product can handle a weight of up to three hundred pounds. The crutches this attachment works with are standard aluminum crutches.
The bariatric platform attachment has a height ranging from forty and a half inches to fifty-five inches and can handle a weight of five hundred pounds. The bariatric form is designed for heavy-duty walkers and cannot be used with the crutch brackets. This attachment can’t be used with crutches as a result of this.
This device offers several helpful features, starting with an armrest that cradles the forearm. This cradle is made of a soft vinyl padding designed especially for the comfort of patients. It also has a large top bracket that helps hold patients’ arms in place over the handgrip grip. Finally, an adjustable strap that helps hold the patients’ arm in place. These features are all in place to help keep patients as mobile as they would like to be.
All other attachments to this device or that can be used along with the device are sold separately.
How to use the Drive Medical Platform Walker / Crutch Attachment?
The use of these devices is very easy. It's designed to be easily used by those who have mobility issues, and as such is easily adjustable, stable, and reliable.
The only prep before using the device that needs to be done is attaching the Drive Medical Platform Walker / Crutch Attachment to the handgrip of the walker in use. The armrests that are placed on it are covered in soft vinyl padding for easier use. Finally, the patients using this attachment only need to tighten the arm straps to keep the patients' arms secured in the attachment.
Halo Healthcare offers a wide range of crutches in Canada and US so you can decide which one is best for you.