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Allied Medical  |  SKU: MW011200

Meywalk 4 Gait Trainer - Adult

A spring suspended gait trainer for people of all ages. The users of the Meywalk 4 are generally wheelchair users who require a high degree of support to stand up and walk. While working as a gait trainer, the Meywalk 4 also enables the user to take part in everyday activities and experience their surroundings at eye level. For transfers, the seat unit can be lowered by using a swing bar, making it easier for the user to get in and out of the support and putting less strain on the carer.

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Description

The Meywalk 4 is a gait trainer designed to encourage self-movement in children and adults suffering from motor disabilities. 

Smaller sizes available in the Meywalk 4 Gait Trainer - Paediatrics

This easy-to-use gait trainer provides optimal support to help the user stand and walk independently. The ability to move freely and interact socially at eye level promotes mobility and social participation, enhancing the user’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Benefits:

  • Meywalk 4 stimulates and supports the body’s natural pattern of movement.
  • User can be standing/walking despite the lack of or reduced standing function.
  • Grows with the user thanks to the variable height adjustment of seat and body ring.
  • Versatile and adjusts easily without the use of tools.
  • Easy to separate for transport purposes.

The Meywalk 4 promotes self-movement while stimulating and supporting the user’s natural pattern of movement.

Designed with a dynamic seat and a unique spring system, the gait trainer follows the user’s movements, ensuring optimal weight-bearing. The body ring allows for movement of the trunk while supporting an optimal upright posture.

The Meywalk 4 is safe and easy to access. Remember to apply the brake on the gait trainer and use the integrated swing bar to lower the seat, and then the user can relocate to the gait trainer with minimal assistance. The seat is easily raised using the built-in tilt bracket.

The user is not dependent on their forearms for weight-bearing, promoting social participation and enabling the person to eat/drink while using the gait trainer. The integrated hand bar is easily adjusted to fit the user if additional support is needed.

Daily standing in an upright position influences joint development, bone density and muscle strength profoundly so, mobility is maintained, while endurance and balance increase. Developing the ability to stand and walk with a Meywalk 4 vastly improves blood circulation, digestion and respiration, promoting natural appetite, better sleep and overall well-being, which is vital and often a prerequisite for managing others daily activities.

 

Please note, alternative terms for a rollator are walker, wheeled walker, walking frame and Zimmer frame.

Specifications

Product Size Medium Red Large Black
Total Product Length 860 mm 1000mm
Outside Width 620 mm 680 mm
Inside Width 500 mm 570 mm
Seat Height 600 - 840 mm 800 - 1040 mm
Trunk Support Height 1010 - 1330 mm 1200 - 1520 mm
User Weight Limit 130 kg 130 kg
Total Product Weight 32 kg 34 kg
Warranty 24 Months 24 Months

FAQ's

What should it be made of?

Most modern walking sticks are made of aluminium as it makes them lightweight and very durable. They also have height adjustability, using a telescopic design with a loaded spring to secure the stick at the desired height. Walking sticks are also available in a folding style with a variety of different patterns and colours.

Wooden walking sticks have been around for a long time and are both strong and durable; however they need to be cut to the specific height. They are not adjustable after being cut to length. If this is the type that you would prefer, it is recommended that the walking stick is cut and modified conservatively to achieve the optimum height.

What type of handle is best?

There are a number of different handle styles – each with a different purpose.

Crook or Hook Style Handle: This is a more traditional style of walking stick handle, which is easy to hang over a chair or forearm when not in use. The handle can be difficult to grasp for clients with hand pain or discomfort. This type of walking stick is not ideal if a lot of weight is to be distributed on to the walking stick.

Standard T Handle:This is a common feature on folding walking sticks, and provides a comfortable handle. The shape of the grip allows the thumb to wrap around the front of the stick and the back of the grip allows the hand to rest on it.

Ergonomic Handle: This handle can reduce the pressure points on the hand by spreading the user’s weight across the palm. It is ideal for frequent use and users who place a lot of weight through the stick. It has a shape that is comparable to the palm of a hand. Ergonomic handles are offered in both left and right versions depending on which side is required. This is also called aFischer Gripas it was developed by an Austrian man by the name of Dr Fischer.

Swan Neck: This term refers more to the design of the shaft rather than the handle itself. This shape means that it has an angled shaft which projects the handle forward. The design of this handle means that when the user puts weight through the handle grip, it goes straight down the cane shaft. This is in contrast to aT- Stylehandle which puts the weight of the user towards the back of the cane and can allow it to slip backwards when being used. TheSwan Neckdesign is most beneficial to clients who tend to place more weight on the walking stick.

 

When would a quad cane be a good idea?

A quad cane is a type of cane that has four rubber capped feet at its base, which allows for extra support and stability. It can also be free standing which is often an advantage. This feature, however, means that quad cane walking sticks weigh more than standard walking sticks.

What are the advantages of a folding cane?

Folding canes are a great option for clients who always need a cane or are using it away from home and traveling. Simply collapse a folding cane and then unfold it when you arrive at your destination. Folding canes also pack easily in a suitcase or carry-on bag.

What is the right height for me?

Getting the right height cane is really important as it will ensure the best possible stability and support. Whatever style of cane chosen; it is highly recommended that a professional properly measures and adjusts the product to suit. At the right height, it should allow the user to stand with both shoulders level. The angle of the elbow ideally should be between 25 to 30 degrees of flexion.

To achieve the right height, the user is required to stand upright with hands by his/her sides. Once in this position, the distance from the wrist to the floor provides the required walking stick length.

How do I ensure safety and stability when using a walking cane?

It is very important that a good sized rubber tip is placed on the end of any walking stick. It should be 1-2 inches wide in order to ensure adequate traction and safety. The rubber tips tend to become worn out over time and it is recommended to get these checked regularly and replaced once fully worn.

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