Gait trainers help individuals that do not possess the functional gait or posture control to safely use a standard walker. Posture control walkers are designed to make walking more efficient by improving postural alignment. Safety rollers provide maximum support and improved posture for patients with limited hand function or cognizance.
Standard walkers are designed for those who rely on additional support because of poor balance and/or decreased body strength. Canes and crutches redistribute weight and increase base support for individuals with lower leg injuries or disabilities.