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.
A 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.