The Swivelmate - Feature Highlights
The job of a knee walker is to help you move around independently. And it must be able to do so with ease, stability, and comfort. These are the crucial things that make a great knee walker.
The Swivelmate Knee Walker has been consistently our most popular and highly praised model by our customers over the years. It is the knee scooter with the best turning radius.
We'll highlight the features that make the Swivelmate the knee scooter that's easiest to steer and turn corners.
The Easiest to Steer and Turn Corners
One of the most significant concerns people have is whether they'll be able to turn around corners.
Most knee walkers are limited to only making 45 degree turns, which means the turning radius is wide. You'll be making lots of 3-point turns to be able to get around tight spaces.
The Swivelmate is the most maneuverable knee walker on the market today. It is the knee scooter with the best turning radius. It's built with a drive-belt system that gives you the ability to make sharp turns—safely.
This narrow turning ability allows you to navigate easily around tight spaces like a small kitchen, bathrooms, or small office hallways.
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Dual Handbrakes with Easy Lock
The majority of knee walkers come with only one metal handbrake. While they do the job just fine, repeated use can cause some discomfort.
The Swivelmate comes with two locking brakes that are made of durable plastic. Using this material allows for a more ergonomic shape that is comfortable to use.
You can engage the brakes and set them into a parking position. You do this by merely pressing down on both handles. On most models, you have to press a small button while engaging the handle—not the easiest thing to do.
Parking the knee walker is useful when you need both your hands to do something or when getting on or off the unit.
Easy to Assemble Knee Scooter
The Swivelmate comes fully assembled, ready to go right out of the box. No tools are needed to set it up, simply just unfold it. It's built with ergonomic adjustment knobs.
Adjustable Steering Column
The steering column can be adjusted for your arm length. You want your arms to extend at a natural and comfortable distance. This makes for a more comfortable and stable ride.
If you have long arms, you might want to push the steering column forward a bit. If you have shorter arms, you can bring it a little closer to your body to make it more comfortable for you.
Knee Rest Offset
A great knee scooter should be able to adjust to you, not you adjusting to it.
Another great feature of the Swivelmate is it's offset knee rest. This allows you to accommodate a right or left foot injury. This will enable you to support your leg on the knee rest comfortably. Additionally, you'll be able to make strides with your good foot without hitting the body of the knee scooter.
We talked about the Swivelmate's ability to make 90-degree turns. But is it sturdy? Is it stable?
Yes, it's sturdy, and it's stable. That's because the distance between these two front wheels never changes whether you're going straight or around a corner. That distance remains the same, so you're going to maintain that same amount of stability.
The Swivelmate's five 7" wheels are designed for indoor and outdoor use. It is designed specifically to be strong and stable, yet provide the user unparalleled maneuvering ability.
Knee Scooter with Disk Brakes
Most knee scooters cut corners on their braking system. Not to imply they are not safe, but their braking can be harsh.
The Swivelmate has a disc brake system that makes for more controlled and smoother braking; this is especially useful when going down ramps or inclines.
Foldable for Efficient Storage
The Swivelmate can be effortlessly be folded and unfolded when transporting the unit, either in your car or taking it on a plane. All the adjustment knobs are made with ergonomic rubber and comfortable to handle. This comes in handy if you're on the move a lot. It weights 22lbs, which makes it a very light knee scooter and very easy to carry around.
When it's time to tuck it away, it can be further folded to take up less storage space.
Where to Purchase or Rent?
The Swivelmate knee scooter is available for purchase exclusively by Rent A Knee Walker . You can rent it out if you only need it for a short time, or purchase the unit outright if you anticipate a lengthy recovery period.
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