Forget crutches! Try a knee walker with Mediplus Mobility

Traditionally, crutches have always been prescribed by physicians for individuals who have suffered a lower leg injury or have undergone surgery. However, many individuals find the use of crutche cumbersome. Not only does the proper use of a pair of crutches require a considerable amount of upper body strength, but they hardly allow for any use of their hands in order to carry out everyday tasks like brushing their teeth or cooking.

woman riding on knee scooter by drive medicalA great solution for individuals who would rather forego the use of crutches is the knee walker. This convenient device is made up of an ergonomic foam cushion onto which you can rest the upper portion of your lower leg, two back wheels and a steerable front wheel with brakes.

Now imagine, rolling up to the counter, putting on the brakes and cooking up a meal without having to compromise your comfort and support your injured leg or foot requires.

Knee walkers have a tight turning radius, meaning that they are perfectly suitable for use at home or outdoors. Mediplus Mobility patients who have either rented or purchased a knee walker, often report a great improvement on their quality of life as they are now able to move much more swiftly and comfortably.

These devices are also a breeze to take with you wherever you go. Their t-bar handle, equipped with foam grips, is easy to fold down—allowing for the scooter to fit into any car trunk. Once you arrive at your destination, you simply unfold the handle and you are ready to go.

When it comes to using a knee walker, we generally advise that individuals possess sufficient balance and strength in their unaffected leg as it will be used to propel the device and help balance it at higher speeds.

Knee walkers are truly a life-changing invention that will facilitate your daily activities from the very first moment you try it out. Mediplus Mobility stands behind their quality line of knee walkers for sale and rent and we look forward to sharing this revolutionary product with you.

Renting a Mobility Scooter: The Perfect Choice

mobility scooterAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 20 percent of the adult population in the United States lives with a disability. That amounts to about 46 million Americans who find themselves needing one form or another of home health mobility products. While some individuals may require braces or walking aids, some will also need to purchase electric mobility scooters or opt for electric scooter rentals.

The devices available are able to alleviate many health conditions and limitations that require them. Many individuals, who begin to use electric mobility scooters, find themselves being able to go shopping, enjoy lunch with friends or visit a museum in absolute comfort. For example, people suffering from conditions that limit their ability to breathe well, like emphysema or congestive heart failure, will find that their world opens up to a new degree of independence.

The prospect of achieving mobility for a person living with conditions like Cerebral Palsy, arthritis or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), can be both daunting and exciting. Mediplus Mobility wants to facilitate the mobility and daily living aids that its clients need to live life to the fullest and enjoy the greatest possible level of independence. Patients who suffer from debilitating health conditions can see a significant improvement in their quality of life with the use of walking aids, patient hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, walking aids and bathroom safety products.

Electric mobility scooters or wheelchairs are products that despite having similar uses, have different functionalities. If a user desires to constantly use a mobility device, either an electric wheelchair or manual wheelchair will be the right choice for them. The wheelchair is designed for individuals who need to be sitting most of the day. The electric scooter, on the other hand, is designed for people who have some degree of mobility—even if limited. If a person in experiencing a type of condition that has symptomatic flare-ups, they might very well benefit from a scooter rental. When a person’s condition doesn’t warrant more than an occasional rental and the purchase of the device may not be affordable, Mediplus Mobility’s rental program can be a handy solution. Users looking to go on a trip that may entail sightseeing and a great deal of movement, could be very well served by being relieved of the strain of trying to keep up to a group when their condition impairs them from doing so.

Generally, mobility aids can help you or a loved one move if you’re experiencing disability, injury or fall-risk due to age. These aids can include crutches, walkers, rolling walkers, rollators, canes and crutches. We also offer other home healthcare aids like electric beds. Each one of these devices has a place in the spectrum of care for safe, convenient and healthy mobility.

Why renting an electric mobility scooter could be great for you

Electric mobility scooters can enable people whose mobility impairment makes it hard for them to carry out activities in their daily lives that they can’t otherwise do—like getting from home to their mailbox, shopping at a grocery store or visiting their neighborhood shopping mall.

Electric scooters can be of great help to individuals living with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, severe osteoporosis, heart disease and angina pectoris among other conditions. As well, they can significantly aid in the mobility of elderly individuals. Severely obese people, whether young or elderly, can also find comfort and mobility by purchasing or renting an electric mobility scooter.

Scooters come in three-wheeled or four-wheeled configurations and are available for both outdoor and indoor use. Heavy duty scooters are ideal for heavier people and light weight, portable scooter models are easy to travel with and to fit in a car or van. Brand new scooter models usually run between $790 and $1000 in price, whereas deluxe models can be priced in the range of $3000-$5000. The costly nature of electric scooters means that some might difficult to afford them. For these individuals, renting electric scooters instead of choosing to purchase them, could be a convenient solution.

Scooters can be rented by the day or by the week and the cost per week is considerably lower than the cost of purchasing a scooter. In many cases, scooter rentals are partially or entirely covered by medical insurance. Some of the accessories that are available for use with electric scooters are cup holders, cane holders, scooter batteries and baskets to carry items like groceries or personal belongings.

Electric scooter manufacturers also offer add-ons like seat belts, flags and rear view mirrors to increase the safety of the user. Cover canopies can also be installed to protect he user from the rain or the sun. Individuals who want to transport their electric scooters on cars or vans might decide to adapt their vehicles to better fit them if necessary.

Beyond making electric scooters available to individuals, most mobility scooter dealers also offer additional equipment to facilitate the lives of the patient and caregiver. Patients can rent or buy lift chairs, manual wheelchairs, rollators and hospital beds among other products. While many mobility device suppliers can be found in the state of Florida, the staff at Mediplus Mobility hopes you will choose our company as a reputable medical equipment retailer.

Our mission is to improve the daily life of patients who need home health care. Comfort and increased mobility are within reach for anyone who needs it with our option to rent instead of purchasing equipment. To learn more about electric mobility scooters, please visit: https://www.mediplusmobility.com/Scooter-Rentals-Miami-Florida.html