Welcome to our little piece of the knee walker world! Here at Rent A Knee Walker, we combine knowledgeable customer service with high quality knee scooters for your non-weight bearing recovery after a below the knee injury or surgery. Our two models below have been selected for their comfort, stability and overall ease of use. Just click on any model above to learn more - or give us a call and we will be happy to help.
Looking to Buy a Knee Walker?
If you have a longer recovery you may want to consider purchasing a knee walker. We offer a wide variety of knee scooters through our parent company Andrew Street.
In the past, crutches and wheelchairs were the only option people had for maintaining some measure of normal mobility during their weeks of recovery. Unfortunately, crutches are tiring for users when going any further than short distances, and a wheelchair's size and operation is limiting. Crutches also do not keep the injured foot elevated; they place all body weight on one leg, and leave the injured foot exposed to re-injury if the user loses balance. The knee walker was created to specifically address these limitations.
The knee scooter is designed to allow users to balance naturally on both legs rather than just one. The cushioned knee pad comfortably supports the user's weight on the injured leg side allowing them to remain standing for extended periods of time without fatigue. When using the knee walker the patient's injured foot is supported in a 90 degree elevated position which most doctors recommend for faster healing. The elevated position also holds the injured foot away from the ground preventing the patient from accidentally putting weight on the foot during the early weeks of recovery. Unlike crutches, knee walkers require little upper body strength and are light weight and easy to maneuver in tight spaces like the home or office.
The original knee scooters were designed with four non-turning wheels that required the user to lift the front of the walker to adjust the direction of travel. Today's most popular knee walkers have handle bar style steering and hand brakes that allow the user to easily steer and stop. Some knee walkers offer hand brakes that lock and keep the knee walker stable even if the user is not holding the brake.