Hot, soothing paraffin wax is one of the best treatments for temporary relief of joint pain, arthritis, and sore muscles. It’s a great way to find relief without the use of medications. Here are a few tip to increase the effectiveness of paraffin wax treatment.
A rubber threshold ramp provides a smooth transition through doorways and over raised thresholds. This makes it a lot easier for wheelchair and scooter access.
To find the right size threshold ramp for your doorway, measure the height of the threshold. The higher the threshold, the longer the ramp needs to be. Choose a ramp that is the closest in height to your threshold. If the ramp is too high, it could interfere with opening and closing the door. If the ramp is too low, the transition will not be as smooth.
Depending on the setup of your doorway or raised threshold, you may need a ramp on both sides. Measure the threshold height on each side of the doorway, since the height on each side might be different.
If the ramp is for an entrance with double doors, you will need either purchase a wider ramp, install a shorter ramp for access through only one of the doors, or place two ramps side by side.
One of the benefits of a rubber threshold ramp is that you can cut it to fit almost any doorway configuration. Simple cutting tools allow you to cut notches out of the ramp for a tight, secure fit.
Before cutting the ramp to fit, we recommend using a piece of cardboard as a template. If you mess up on the cardboard, you can always start over. Cut the cardboard to fit, and then use the cardboard template to mark where you need to cut the ramp.
Installation is quick and easy, with no fasteners required. The weight and non-slip rubber of the ramp keep it in place.
The Deluxe Rollator from Roll Mobility provides just the right amount of support and rest with 8-inch wheels and a built-in padded seat and backrest. The lightweight aluminum frame is available in red or blue.
After you remove the rollator and parts from the box, take a few minutes to read the instruction manual included with this product. Then you can begin the process of setting up your rollator by following the instructions in the manual.
To open the rollator, push down on the center bar until the side crossbars are locked down. Lower the padded seat all the way down.
Attach the backrest by sliding the support tubes into the frame, pressing the spring buttons, and pushing down evenly on both sides of the backrest until the spring buttons snap into place.
To attach the handles, remove the height adjustment knob and bolt, slide the handle into the frame to the desired height, making sure the holes are lined up, and then slide the bolt through the holes from the inside of the frame. Tighten the adjustment knob on the bolt to secure the handle in place. Do the same for the opposite handle, making sure that you put the bolt through the same holes as the other handle. Count the number of holes visible on each handle to make sure the handles are set at the same height. For information on how to adjust the push handles to the proper height, see the instruction manual included with this product.
This rollator comes with ergonomic handles and loop lock brakes. To use the hand brakes, pull up on the brakes to slow down or stop. When you let go of the brakes, the wheels will be free to move again. To lock the rollator in place, push down on the lower section of both brake handles until they lock in place. Pull up on the brake handles to release the brakes from the locked position.
The last thing we will cover is how to fold the rollator. First, lift up the padded seat. Then pull up on the center bar. If needed, you can remove the backrest before folding the rollator to make it more compact for storage. Simply push in the spring buttons on both sides of the backrest and pull up to remove.
That’s it! Now you are ready to use your Deluxe Rollator from Roll Mobility.
Exercise is important, even for aging seniors and those living with disabilities. Physical activity provides benefits for your body as well as your mind and emotions. The types of exercise you can do will depend largely on your physical strength and agility, but no matter your level of fitness, you can still exercise. As always, work with your health care provider to tailor your fitness program to meet your needs and ability.
One of the best exercise regimens for seniors and the disabled is swimming. Non-impact water aerobics and lap swims are easy on the joints but require the heart and lungs to work hard. You can easily tailor your workout to match your fitness level and range of motion.
Yoga and Pilates are low-impact and flexible enough to work for individuals of almost any ability level. Props such as foam blocks let you modify poses for a less intense workout. With all the different yoga and Pilates accessories available, the possibilities are endless. Work out with an exercise ball, stretch out on a yoga mat, strengthen your muscles with a resistance ring or Pilates band, and more.
Do you spend most of your time sitting down? You can still get your exercise. An exercise peddler gets your legs moving, similar to riding a bicycle. A chi swing machine is an even simpler form of exercise that you can do while lying down. Just rest your ankles on the padded footrests and let the machine do the work for you.