How To Use a Knee Walker ?
- Before use, make sure the knee scooter is assembled as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions provided.
- The correct knee pad and steering column height will vary for each person. You should be able to stand naturally with your injured leg supported on the knee rest at a 90 degree angle. Your hips should be even and your uninjured foot placed flat on the floor.
- The handlebars should be set at an comfortable distance in front of your body, normally about waist height. You should not be hunched over the unit, but in your normal, upright posture.
- To begin using your knee walker, ensure the hand brakes are fully engaged. With both hands firmly on the handlebars, mount the knee scooter from one side and place the knee of your injured leg on the knee rest.
- Once balanced, disengage the hand brakes and use your other leg to propel you (much like a child’s scooter). Go slowly to start and progress up to a normal walking speed. Use your best judgment and be cautious on inclines and uneven sidewalks. You can now say goodbye to your crutches!
- When mounting/dismounting, always make sure the brakes are engaged. You should never mount/dismount on an incline. Please note the brakes are intended to gradually decrease your speed, not to bring you to a sudden stop.