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A Letter to Health Care Providers: Who Should Use Spring?

A Letter to Health Care Providers

Who Should Use Spring? 

Dear Health Care Providers, 

In your clinic, do you see people who need a walker, but won’t use one?

It was that experience—over and over—that led me to oversee the design and manufacture of an entirely novel rolling walker in Spring.

And why we are now offering a complimentary open-box device for any qualified health care provider to use with their patients.

There is no “one size fits all” in walkers. 

People not only come in all shapes, sizes and weights, but their needs also vary based on their unique disabilities, surroundings, and use scenarios.

Spring is not for everyone, but it is good for those who:

  • Have unequal arm or hand strength
  • Spring's ergonomic continuous handlebar allows the person to find his/her best hand position. Spring can be steered with one hand if the opposite arm can be rested on the handlebar.
  • Have moderate upper body strength
  • Spring requires some (but not a lot) of upper body strength to be able to depress the reverse running brake.

        And Spring is especially good for those who:

        • Need to be motivated to stand straight
        • Spring's center of gravity is between the wheels, so for comfortable operation the user will step into the walker frame and stand upright.
        • Are concerned with the aesthetics of their device
        • Spring is beautifully designed. It doesn't resembler other walkers. Many patients resist walkers for aesthetic reasons. Spring makes the user look smart and in control of his/her image.

              Spring is also uniquely adapted for those who:

              • Are in rehabilitation
              • Spring is easily modified to support the needs of various stages of rehabilitation The reverse brake tension can be modified by the therapist. It is shipped in the fully locked position, so that the rear wheels do not move unless full strength is applied. In this setting it functions as a two-wheeled walker. As the person progresses, the tension can be reduced by a simple turn of the knob on each rear wheel until Spring provides no resistance. 
              • Experience dementia
              • With other walkers, some users may forget to put on the parking brake before sitting down. Spring’s parking brake engages automatically when the person opens the seat (an easy one-handed maneuver). The brake is disengaged when the person stows the seat.
              • Have arthritis or other pain syndromes
              • Spring has shock absorbers, which reduces vibrations transmitted to the upper body that some users may find painful.

                        These are only a few of the useful benefits of all of Spring's unique features, which also include extremely compact storage (less than 10” thick when folded) and a single-motion to open, adjust height, close and lock.

                        If you have questions about the clinical application of Spring, please contact me at pkavanagh@foraydesign.com.

                        I encourage you to try Spring with your patients or clients in your clinical setting today.

                        For Health Care Providers Only 

                        Receive your complimentary open-box device by emailing us at info@foraydesign.com with details of your credentials. Eligibility is subject to verification of your credentials. This offer is valid while supplies last. 

                        A portrait and signature of Dr. Patricia Kavanagh