Testimonial from RESNA Organization by an Adult Caregiver
I want to thank all of you who gave me your opinion on using a gait
trainer for adults, since this is not my area of specialty and I was
asking for my mother who is 86 years old, has Parkinson’s, and is
recovering from hip surgery after a fall where a regular walker was
I did a bit more research on my own and came across a company that
makes a gait trainer for adults. It just so happens that the
manufacturer is located 5 minutes from my house. I tried the gait
trainer myself and I was amazed. I asked to borrow the gait trainer
to take to my mother. My mother was able to use it on the first try.
It got her up and walking in just minutes. My family was so excited
that I purchased one and brought it to the Rehab center where my
mother is recuperating. I used it with her every afternoon in 3
intervals for a week. She really likes it, the other residents clap
when my mother walks by, and the staff at the center are amazed. The
rehab center only provides PT and OT once a day in the morning and
without the gait trainer my mother had been sitting for the remainder
of the day.
Prior to finding this Up n’ Go, I looked at the Rifton in a size large
and yes, as you said it was big. When I saw this Up n Go, it
resembled a generic walker in appearance, light in weight, and does
not seem to be an eye catcher except for the fact that my mother is up
and walking along with a big smile on her face.
So… there is a gait trainer for adults called the Up n’ Go by a
company called Easy Walking and I attest to the fact that this gait
trainer truly works well. I hope my information is useful to others.
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