The Best Foldable Knee Scooter
- The one thing knee walkers must do well is to provide you with freedom of mobility during your foot injury recovery. The ability to carry your knee scooter wherever you go is essential—you should be able to go wherever you want to travel freely.
In this article, we'll take a look at two of our most popular foldable knee scooters.
Do Knee Scooters Fold?
Yes, most knee scooters can fold—but not all are created equal. Some require tools and can be cumbersome; others have ergonomic knobs to make the task a breeze. We'll discuss which ones these are in a bit!
Getting a knee scooter that can fold is useful for many reasons. If you're always on the move, this feature is essential.
Know When to Fold Them
Folding your knee scooter is helpful when you have to load and unload it into your car. A folded knee scooter saves space in your vehicle, especially if you have groceries and other belongings. You want your car doors or trunk to close easily to prevent damaging your vehicle or scooter.
An easy to fold knee scooter is even more helpful if you're driving solo. You roll to the back of your car, fold it, put it in the trunk, and hop a short distance to the driver's seat (given that your doctor gives your the okay to drive).
When traveling by air, a foldable model knee scooter can be stowed in overhead bins. If the knee walker is not foldable, it can be requested to be held and stored with the rest of the luggage underneath the plane. With this, there is a risk of it getting damaged.
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Folding your knee scooter is also useful when you need to stow it away when not in use.
You may want to store the knee walker long term while you await another surgery—or thankfully—you don't need it anymore. When this is the case, you can fold it in a way that takes even less storage space.
So what is the best foldable knee scooter?
Two of our most rented models happen to be foldable knee scooters.
The Best Folding Knee Scooter for Indoor Use
The Swivelmate Knee Walker is our most popular folding knee walker that is the best for indoor use. Unlike other models out there, it's engineered to fold up and unfold quickly and with ease—no tools required.
The Best Folding Knee Scooter for Outdoor Use
The Orthomate is designed to be a hybrid indoor and outdoor knee walker— hence why it's our most rented all-terrain knee walker.
It is lightweight and compact and does not need bulky, oversized wheels to perform. This is crucial when folding for easy transport and storage.
Whether you are looking for a foldable knee scooter rental or purchase, choosing one that best fits your lifestyle is essential. If you're still unsure of which model is best for you, check out nifty decision diagram on the guide below:
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