Kaye Walkers : Front and Rear Wheel Options
Front Wheel Choices
Non-Swivel Wheels are fixed in a straight-ahead position. They may be helpful to users who cannot control the walker when it is able to move in directions other than in a straight forward progression.
Swivel Wheels swivel 360 degrees in both directions allowing the maximum degrees of movement for the walker. For users who have difficulty controlling the walker, the front wheels can be locked in a straight-ahead position.
All-Terrain Wheel Kits may be helpful to children who use their walkers on rough or uneven terrain such as sports fields or firm beaches and to more easily navigate cracks in sidewalks. The wheel kit includes 8" non-swivel front wheels and 5" rear ratchet wheels. See the configuration charts on pages 27-29 for the item number that will fit your walker.
Wheel Accessory for Swivel Wheels
Rear Wheel / Leg ChoicesNEW
Rear Crutch Tips provide extra friction and resistance against the floor so that the walker moves more slowly. This can be an advantage for users who have (serious) more severe balance impairments.
Rear Ratchet Wheels prevent the walker from moving backward. Recovery of balance when it is lost in a backward direction is often difficult for people with neuromuscular impairments. These wheels add to the safety of walking. Standard rear ratchet wheels are 3" in diameter. We now offer rear leg kits with 5" diameter ratchet wheels.
Because the Rear Ratchet Wheels make a subtle clicking noise when walking, we also offer Silent One-Way Rear Wheels. They offer the same features as the Rear Ratchet Wheels but the locking mechanism cannot be disengaged.
Variable-Resistance Wheels allow resistance to be applied to the rear wheels to slow forward motion. The resistance of each of the rear wheels can be adjusted separately to help control the speed of walking, as well as the effects of asymmetry or weakness.