How To Use The Orthomate Knee Scooter Parking Brake
- Each knee walker comes with its unique braking design. Brakes are essential for mounting and dismounting of the walker in a safe manner, and of course, controlling your speed.
They are also necessary for when cruising down inclines such as rams, hills, and other uneven surfaces. It is especially the case with all-terrain knee scooter models.
So how do you work the brakes on the Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter?
Engaging The Orthomate All-Terrain Brakes
Much like a bike has a hand brake, the Orthomate also utilizes a familiar setup for its brakes. Unlike the Swivelmate Knee Walker, the Orthomate only uses a single handbrake on the handlebar.
To use the handbrake, rest the palm of your hand on the handlebar grip, then reach your fingers and place them over the brake handle. Then squeeze the handle back toward the grip. Just like a bicycle brake.
For safety, the knee walker brake is designed to slow you down; it will not bring you to a complete stop abruptly.
To reduce your speed, give the brake handle a few gradual squeezes as needed.
If you want to come to a complete stop, gradually squeeze the brake and use your striding foot to come to a full stop.
How to Engage the Parking Brake
It is possible to lock the brakes and essentially park the knee walker. It's useful for when mounting on and off your knee walker, using it as support when you have to reach for something or engage in an activity.
The Orthomate has a parking brake button that's located right above the brake handle.
To engage it, squeeze and hold the brake handle. With your other hand, press and hold the silver button, then release the handle. If successfully locked, the silver button will remain in its lock position, and the handle will stay in a "pressed" position.
How To Unlock the Parking Brake
To unlock the parking brake, squeeze the brake handle all the way, then the lock button will automatically disengage—you'll hear a click. At this point, you can release the brake handle, it will return to the normal depressed position.
When the parking brake releases, you can roam about freely.
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