Patterson Reachers

 
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Reachers are simple mechanical devices that aid an individual to reach objects and hold, pull, push, or grab them. Reachers and grabbers are one of the most commonly used daily aids with great advancements such as magnetic tips, ergonomic handles, and much more. A simple metal stick attached to a claw like device, medical reachers are easy to use, economic and very handy. At HPFY, we offer a wide range of medical reachers from Patterson Medical.

Why Does One Need A Reacher?

Reachers for the elderly

Several physical and neurological conditions can affect an individual during their old age. Reachers can be very helpful in such conditions where the arm or hand is weak to hold or grasp things. Bending can also be difficult and reachers can be helpful in such cases.

Reachers for arthritis

Arthritis affects the joints and hence can weaken the grip or grasp eventually. Reachers can help counter this weakening of the grip buy aiding an individual to grasp things with minimal effort. Other conditions for which one might need to use reachers include:
  • Humerus fractures
  • Muscle and ligament tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Types of a Reacher

There are six types of reachers based on their build and their features:

  • Long Handled Reachers – For longer distances, a long handled reacher can be of great ease. They can also come in collapsible reacher options.
  • Folding Reachers – Also known as portable or travel reachers, they can easily fit inside a backpack or a purse for anywhere – anytime need.
  • Adjustable Reachers – They are apt for people who would like to alter the length of the reachers for different uses, and is usually recommended for bedridden people and wheelchair users.
  • Lightweight Reachers – Made of carbon steel or aluminium and can be easily carried around. They are recommended for people with extremely weak grips and lower arm and upper body strength.
  • All Purpose Reachers – Made with extra features they are designed to help lift and grip small or big and heavy or light objects.
  • Outdoor Reachers – For those who use reachers in a rough environment, then these sturdy reachers are apt as they can handle a lot of stress and strain at all times.

Where to Buy Patterson Medical Reachers?

At HPFY we have a wide range of reachers by Patterson Medical with specially designed features for all types of uses. Made of high quality materials, these reachers are apt for all situations and all kinds of settings.

Other Useful Links:

Grab Bot –Reaching Aid