Patients Can Pull Themselves Up Even With Limited Strength
Used by patients age 80+ with ease. See results below.
#2 Reason People Love This Walker
NO More Caregiver Back Pain or Lifting
Walker Originally Designed for 88 y.o. WWII Vet Who Was
Too Weak To Stand, His 86 y.o. Wife Could No Longer Lift Him.
STOP Doing This! No Lifting Required.
Based on a real life story, George's health was deteriorating. He became weak due to age, years of military service, had underwent 3 hip replacements and now was suffering from dementia and tremors so badly his wife had to help him to stand up.
George was a proud man that did everything for himself until he could no longer WILL his way out of a chair. Peggy had cared for him over the years as they aged but it came to a point that she was suffering from back pain due to the repetitive motion of assisting him to stand. This is NOT uncommon for even younger or experienced caregivers, RNs or medical professionals.
Peggy was losing hope that she could continue to keep George home and struggled with the decision of placing him in a nursing home. Hearing the concern and seeing the struggle their friends were faced with, Gary and Nancy decided to do something about it.
Gary was retired, but a MacGyver of sorts his entire life. He put his skills to the test and came up with a new walker design. The first walker didn't work. The 2nd walker was an improvement but a potential tipping hazard and then Nancy came up with another idea to prevent tipping. Together they designed the FOOTBAR® Walker! George stood up the very first try in seconds without any help from Peggy.
The video you see is NOT ACTORS; that is George and Peggy; the original inspiration for the new design. The motion is so natural it was EASY for George to use even with his health challenges. Overtime we lose muscle strength due to age or non-use, the ability to retain the "pulling" motion stays with us even into our 90s. Adding this natural design engages more muscles than trying to push yourself up or be pulled up by another person. It puts less pressure on an already sore or weak body and made it possible for an 88 y.o. War Veteran to stay home 4 more years!
NOW THAT'S A LIFE GIVING MIRACLE!
Gary and Nancy had no intention of making the FOOTBAR® Walker for others, they were simply helping their friends. As time passed and George was able to leave home again, he regained strength and was back to church and restaurants. He regained his self pride, independence and was no longer reliant on his wife or family. As others in the small town started to see this new design, they started asking where they could get one. Peggy and family strongly encouraged Gary and Nancy, despite being retired themselves, to come up with a way to make these available for others.
What's interesting is their design was reviewed by a college in Tennessee whose Engineering Department said they had UNKNOWINGLY tapped into the laws of physics without professional guidance....and so the FOOTBAR® Walker was patented and made available for others.
So WHY after all these years haven't the Walker Manufacturers Thought of This?!! Good Question!!
I guess it takes someone with a caring heart and a true desire to help others for no gain of their own to find the secrets to life's unanswered questions. Gary and Nancy were only looking for a way to help George stay home, avoid a nursing home and help Peggy with her back pain.
The FOOTBAR® Walker is so easy to use it's being used in homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, physical therapy clinics and surgery settings for patients with severe dementia, chronic pain, balance issues, muscle weakness, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and even 1 day-old hip replacement patients. The natural pulling motion is something we don't lose or forget to utilize. One dementia patient in a nursing facility required assistance multiple times a day and was refusing to stand due to pain from being lifted by others. When the Footbar® Walker was placed in front of her and her hands guided to rest on the pull bar she naturally and instantly pulled herself to stand without any further help. The body can't forget natural movement. The nursing staff were stunned with the instant result and bought the walker on the spot. They no longer had a resistant patient and they relieved their own back pain. The results are amazing!
The walker not only benefits those with a disability or limited mobility it also prevents back injury and pain for caregivers and medical professionals associated with repetitive motion and lifting more than 50lbs. Don't take our word for it, see results below, check out our Facebook comments, review the Awards received - 2019 Safe Patient and Handling Award, 2020 & 2021 Caregiver Friendly Awards - and see the magazine articles or podcasts we've been on. The FOOTBAR® Walker is the EASIEST WAY To Get Back On Your Feet!
Patented Pullbar Design
Complements Natural Standing Motion
EASY For Anyone To Use
Individuals stand on their own using pull bar.
NO MORE AWKWARD LIFTING, PULLING OR STRAINING
This patient suffers from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy -
a brain disorder that causes problems with movement, walking and balance.
The FOOTBAR® Walker has improved his quality of life and mobility.
Product Review by AEC (Licensed Occupational & Physical Therapists) FOOTBAR® Walker allows individuals to maintain functional independence and dignity when standing up and sitting down. This walker is also an energy saver for caregivers.