Happy Holidays From Rent A Knee Walker
- This is always a fun time of the year and no matter what you are celebrating always know that we are here to assist your recovery in any way possible. During this time of year travel is at a premium and for those who have suffered from an injury or are currently going through a recovery you know all too well how traveling with an injury can be.
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Traveling doesn’t have to be difficult though and as the above story will tell you the knee walker is the perfect solution for traveling this holiday season. The knee scooter provides so much extra security and ease that crutches just cannot rival. This holiday season we have come up with some safety tips to make sure you stay safe while using your knee scooter.
Balance is critical in staying on the knee walker. For those who struggle with balance and are susceptible to falls it may be worth delving into other options. The knee walker helps with balance, but a person needs to be strong enough to keep themselves in an upright position. If you do have any questions consult with your doctor to discuss the right decisions.
There are a few ways you can make your recovery a happier and healthier one by utilizing the knee walker for balance. No matter if it is un-even surfaces, ice, or doing chores this holiday season Rent A Knee Walker has you covered.
Choosing The Right Position
Measuring for your knee walker to ensure a comfortable fit is vital to the success of your recovery. It is important to note that there are different heights and weights that these devices accommodate. You can check out to find out which is the right fit for you.
Once you have found the knee scooter of choice and un-box the model it will be necessary to adjust the model to the user’s respective parameters. This includes unfolding the knee walker and adjusting the knee scooter the desired height of use.
Finding the right position for your knee is simple and easy. The easiest way to find the best position is making sure the knee appears to be at a 90-degree angle from a side view. If the knee pad is too high or too low this can cause a leaning factor. This means a person is leaning and putting stress on other parts of the body which can not only make a person tired easily but stress other joints leading to further injury.
This is why its important to choose the right position of the knee pad. Having this correct posture will help a user feel more comfortable while utilizing the device taking stress and load off other joints.
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Adjusting The Handlebars
Another important factor to remember is adjusting the handlebars. They should be at a comfortable height to utilize. The brake handles are located on the
handlebars so having them in such a convenient location is vital to stopping the knee scooter.
Many customers do not realize that certain models of knee walkers are heavier than others. Some of the bulkier all-terrain models can be upwards to over 26lbs with the heaviest models near 30lbs. These models can be difficult to stop especially down inclines so having brakes is a must.
Not all knee walker models are heavy though Swivelmate Knee Walker is one of the lightest models on the market and can turn 90 degrees. This is beneficial when cooking this holiday season and perhaps getting out of the house and doing some shoveling!
Remember To Watch For Black Ice
If you have ever slipped on black ice, then you know how bad that can hurt. Black ice can appear to look just like asphalt. This is dangerous so be on the lookout for it if possible. When outside using a knee walker the last thing you want is the knee scooter to slip on ice. So be sure to use extra precaution this winter when utilizing one. All-Terrain Models have plenty of grip in their air-filled tires, so these work great during harsh winter months.
If of course you are using a knee walker this holiday season you can rely on Rent A Knee Walker to be there for you. With a great selection of knee walker models, it may be the perfect gift for someone looking for an alternative to crutches this holiday season.
From everyone at Rent A Knee Walker Happy Holidays! Here is to wishing you a happier and healthier recovery!