Walkers with loop hand lever brakes are suitable for users still able to walk with assistance. The brakes are applied by squeezing or can be locked in by depressing. Select the first category above.
Push-down brake walkers are more suited to users who are unable to walk continuously even with support or who 'shuffle' when they walk.
Knee walkers are particularly useful for those able to put weight on just one leg and is a good alternative to crutches for those waiting for one foot to heal from injury.