What is a gutter frame?
It is a lightweight aluminium frame with two wheels at the front and two sticks at the back with rubber ferrules. Alternatively, it may have four sticks with rubber ferrules. The main difference between a normal walking frame and a gutter frame is that the latter has forearm troughs, or gutters, in which the user places their forearm and transfers most of their upper-body weight.
Who can benefit from gutter frames?
- People with partial weight-bearing status,
- People with non-weight bearing status for one lower limb,
- People with issues involving their wrists and fingers,
- People with obesity.