Setting the right height of your rollator should be one of the first things to consider before you start using the Rollator. It is important to adjust the handles correctly to ensure good posture while walking.
You can determine the correct rollator grip height by doing as follows (as recommended by physiotherapists);
- Stand upright next to your Veloped, with your back as straight as possible, with your shoes on and with your arms hanging in a relaxed state along your body (elbow slightly bent).
- The grips should be set at the same height as your wrist bone.
With the grips at wrist height;
- You do not have to raise your shoulders, and you can unload a greater part of your body weight.
- You can walk closer to the hand grips, which results in a more upright body posture.
- The weight you put on the grips is distributed vertically/downwards = better weight distribution = good stability = better brake performance when walking downhill on lose ground (the tires do not slide when braking).