Doing household chores with an injury is one of the biggest adjustments a person has to make to their daily routine. Recovery is a time to rest your body and let it heal properly but there are still chores to be done. If you have friends and family to help, then that’s fantastic but not always realistic. In fact a study said that “15 percent of injuries happen when people are doing chores. Because of the movements involved with chores its important to work smarter not harder when injured.
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Can You Do Common Household Chores On A Knee Walker?
Absolutely! Completing everyday tasks with a pair of crutches is not always possible. In order to stay balanced usually two crutches are necessary. While holding onto the crutches this limits the mobility a person has in their arms to use on simple household tasks. The point is not to injure ones self-further by doing these tasks, but by using a more advanced and modern system such as the knee walker.
Why Are Chores Easier On A Knee Walker?
Because of the increased mobility a knee walker provides daily chores are not a problem on your knee walker. With a more natural feel of balance its plain to see why it’s such a great choice. Some of the most common chores can be accomplished just by using a knee scooter such as laundry, cooking, housecleaning, walking pets outdoors, and much more! Don’t believe us? Let’s have a look at some of the chores our wonderful customers have been able to do despite their injury from using a knee walker!
Another unfortunate thing about recovery is relying on others to do something as simple as cooking. While you might be feeling better using crutches does not provide an easy way to cook. However, the hands-free approach to using a knee walker allows for cooking to happen. Grabbing and moving objects becomes much easier. Even moving pots around and doing the dishes becomes possible due to using the knee stand for balance. This creates a much better living environment for anyone going through a recovery period.
Lois From Grass Valley, California
“My Knee Scooter enabled me to make our traditional Norwegian lefse in preparation for Christmas holidays. What a joy that was! After an extensive foot and ankle surgery, my knee walker allowed me the independence and mobility I needed to accomplish so much more than I could with a walker or crutches. I was more stable and much happier! Twelve weeks of no weight bearing were made so much more palatable with this super user-friendly device!”
Anh From Rolesville, North Carolina
“The photo was taken in my kitchen. I was finally able to make my own breakfast after getting The Swivelmate Knee Walker and basket. I would put all my ingredients/items in my basket and roll over to the stove. This was something I couldn't do with crutches. I was eating a lot of junk food in a bag for breakfast and lunch and dinner before I got the knee walker.”
Karen From Barrington, New Jersey
“I baked a cookie cake for the Eagles Superbowl game using my knee Walker. It brought them good luck as the underdogs won! I was clumsy using the crutches. The Knee Walker helped me get around effortlessly and allowed me to do daily tasks with confidence. I would highly recommend this product.”
“Just plain giddy to get back into the kitchen and cook!! Got me back to doing things in our home that I couldn't do from a wheelchair!”
Another task that we take for granted is the ability to comfortably do laundry. It may not be possible to do much heavy lifting as this is unwise during the initial recovery period. This is made easier by using a knee walker. While sitting down to do laundry is not always the easiest or most comfortable way to fold clothes if winded easily you should. If your stamina is back to a sustainable level to stand while folding laundry this is where the knee walker comes in as a huge advantage.
“At home doing laundry. Thank you, Knee Walker!! Could not have done it without you. The knee Walker kept me active and The TLC my ankle needed and kept me from falling, so I could take care of my house chores at home!”
Walking the Dog
During a recovery those furry little friends need attention. Getting outside to walk pets is sometimes difficult with an injury. Think of being on crutches trying to do that! Being unstable and not having much use of the hands truly makes this task difficult. But so many of our great customers send us photos letting us know how easy it is to get outside and walk their pets.
Pattie From Muncie, Indiana
“First day outside non weight bearing. Felt great to be outside at last.... walking the dogs!! The knee walker made it possible for me to get outdoors while I was non weight bearing. I could walk my dogs and test whenever I needed to, using the cushion as a seat.”
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Jane From League City, Texas
“My husband had to go out of the country one week after my foot surgery. I would not have been able to take care of my two ShihTzus without the knee walker! I was unable to take more than a few steps with crutches or a walker before I was out of breath. With the knee walker I could do almost anything! Without it I would have been miserable for the month I was unable to walk.”
Vehicles require constant work to keep them in proper shape. Doing simple tasks like these are all attainable by simply using a knee walker. It also keeps a person active which is always a positive during recovery.
Joseph From Staten Island, New York
“OMG this was a GOD send, walking with the crutches has been challenging and tiresome for sure. After a bit I would get tired and could never do the thing I have been able to do, like doctor visits, get a haircut, go to dinner, Shop at supermarkets, without this Swivel Mate I would be totally house bound for the most party.”
“My wife's car needed air in her tires, and she has no clue how to check the pressure nor use my air tank to fill. So, with my Swivelmate Knee Walker I was able to save the day for her, oh and for me since she has to drive me around every now and then.”
Karla From Avila Beach, California
“California Dreaming does not stop because you can't walk! There are still chores to be done. A good car wash with hopes for a drive when I graduate from the scooter! I am having such a great recovery (3 months) because of my adaptability to life chores with the knee scooter!”
Recovery Is Made So Much Simpler With A Knee Scooter!
Recovery doesn't have to be hard it should be made simpler. Life can be so much easier with the conveniences that knee scooters bring. The advancements in the technology has allowed these devices to offer a more normal recovery. Although recovery can be a pain, the amount of independence a person receives from one of these devices is unmatched. There is a reason knee walkers are a better alternative to crutches!