7 Ways Knee Scooters Can Help Make Life Easier
- Knee scooters are a great way to move around and do the things that you want or need to do. Whether going out for groceries, taking care of errands, or just getting around the house, knee scooters can be helpful in many ways!
In this blog post, we will discuss 7 different ways that using a knee scooter can make life easier.
Knee scooters require very little effort to move around compared to crutches. This is because the weight of your body is distributed between both legs. In addition, good-quality wheels in a knee scooter can help minimize friction and provide a smooth ride.
You'll have no trouble moving around the house, even in tight spaces. It's easy to maneuver, and even on floors that are not always flat, it rolls smoothly. This is the case for models with a narrow turning radius like the Swivelmate.
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Carry stuff with the basket.
A knee scooter basket is an absolute must, and users love it.
Some models come with bags or pouches that attach to the basket for carrying essentials. This is the perfect way to carry home or work stuff, groceries, and other items.
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Depending on your situation, you may be able to drive while you have a cast or boot—pending your doctor's recommendation.
If so, you can easily pull up to a grocery store and pop your knee scooter out of the car. You don't have to worry about finding someone to help with your groceries.
You can put the things you need inside your knee scooter basket without overloading it. Some patients, who feel comfortable doing so, push and carry around a shopping cart.
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Free up your hands.
One of the main advantages of knee scooters compared to crutches is that it frees up people's hands so they can do other things.
For instance, you can carry things around the kitchen. If you like to cook, you can lock the scooter and have your hands free to work on the counter.
A knee scooter can also help with bathroom needs. You engage the locks on the knee scooter handles; then, it's easy to reach up on top of tall cabinets while standing with the aid of the scooter. Have your hands free to brush your teeth, do your hair, makeup, etc.
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They are safer than crutches.
They are safer than crutches and other mobility devices as their three, four, or five wheels (depending on the model) help you stay balanced. Safety first!
Unlike crutches, they do not stress your armpits or wrists at all.
Easy to maneuver.
Knee scooters are easy to maneuver, making them perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Isn't it great how these can be used in either environment?
Models like the Swivelmate have a 90-degree turn radius, making it the best to make sharp turns in small spaces. In addition, models like the Orthomate All-Terrain excel at outdoor use with their air-filled tires.
Tour a new city.
You can take your knee scooter on vacation and move around freely.
You can tour a new city with your knee scooter and navigate the terrain without worrying about being in pain or running out of energy. Knee scooters are allowed at airports and airplanes.
There's no need to reschedule those plans because of mobility concerns.
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After reading this post, you'll have a better understanding of what knee scooters are and how they can help improve your quality of life.
If you're ready to get the most out of living and recovering easier from your injury or disability, check out our guide on knee scooters! We cover all the basics, from types of models available to buying advice.
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