A Knee Walker/Scooter is a nice non-weight-bearing alternative to crutches.
Knee Walkers/ Scooters are rapidly replacing crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs as the preferred means to remain mobile and active during an injury, rehabilitation from surgery, or other disablement. Knee Walker / Scooter typically provide more stability and mobility than crutches or a walker, therefore allowing more freedom, comfort, and confidence for you or your loved one.
Traditionally, doctors have recommended walkers, crutches or wheelchairs when a patient is required to off-load a foot or leg. Unfortunately, crutches exhibit several requirements and restrictions. Crutches require a patient to maintain their balance, that a patient hold up the weight of their injured leg, a patient to keep their leg in a bent position, a patient to constantly shift their weight back and forth to move forward and can be difficult to maneuver on uneven or unstable terrain, (e.g. stairs, gravel). Sore or bruised body tissue, sprained and sore wrists, and the propensity for falling also typically go hand-in-hand with the use of crutches.
Knee Walkers/Scooters offer increased comfort and ease of mobility to patients who cannot put weight on their foot or ankle, but still want ease of movement. With its four large wheels and padded knee platform, the Knee Walker/Scooter works perfectly outdoors or indoor. The offset post on the aluminum knee platform allows for right-to-left movement and is easily adjustable—in mere seconds—no tools required. The Knee Walker/Scooter folding mechanism easily collapses using a thumb release lever and fits beneath the raised knee platform for easy storage and transportation.
Rent or Buy a Knee Walker/Scooter to stay mobile during rehabilitation. Designed with the active lifestyle user in mind, our Knee Walkers/Scooters give you the wheels you need to scoot though life. Introducing an improved lightweight frame, capable of supporting up to 350lbs.