There are so many things that people can do on knee scooters. The endless amount of possibilities got us thinking about some of the coolest things people have done. If you have ever had the chance to try a knee scooter you already know it has so many more benefits than crutches. This magnificent device promotes a person to continue doing the things they love despite the injuries they may have suffered. One of the questions we get a lot is can you play sports on a knee walker? That answer is yes and let’s take a look at the Top 5 sports you can do!
Number 5 - Skeet Shooting
What’s better than getting outdoors after an injury? We think Skeet Shooting is an amazing opportunity to enjoy some fun while blowing off some steam from a recent injury. This sport is a stationary sport so movements with the lower body are not necessarily required to do this type of sport. When a skeet gets launched the objective is to shoot the skeet out of the air. With the low impact nature of the sport and the great benefits of being outdoors this one comes in at number 5 on our countdown.
Leslie from San Marcos, Texas enjoyed Ski Shooting while getting through her injury. “My husband and I were skeet shooting on our property outside of San Marcos, Texas. I was "throwing skeet" and Danny was shooting. The Knee Walkers For Sale aided in balance. My husband (Danny) had loaded some shotgun shells and asked if I wanted to help him try them out by participating in a short shooting session.”
Number 4 - Golfing
Golfing is one of those sports that requires a lot of practice and the range can be a great place to keep active. Golfing requires a lot of twisting especially in the hips so it’s a perfect sport if you have an ankle or foot injury. A good technique can allow you to hit the ball almost as far as you could fully healthy. If it’s one thing in golf accuracy is one of the more important things. You can have a killer swing but if the accuracy isn’t good the ball could wind up in someone’s backyard. Although the twisting action is not recommended for anyone with leg or knee injuries but rather more for ankle and foot injuries the sport gives people the ability to stay active even while injured and for that reason it comes in at number 4 on our countdown.
Recently Donna from Athens, Georgia took a knee scooter to the driving range and had a blast! “The WORST part of my foot surgery was receiving the news that I would be able to golf for 4 months! The day my fancy knee walker arrived EVERYTHING changed! The 360-degree turning radius allows me to line up and hit balls almost as god as before. Thank you for this technology. Light years ahead of the hospital rental!”
Number 3 - Workout
Working out while injured seems to be one of the most frustrating parts of an injury. For people who have a daily routine, going through an injury can seem like a burden to a workout schedule. However, modifying the workout schedule and utilizing a knee walker can have wonderful benefits. Be it lifting weights or scooting around town burning calories there’s a good reason a workout comes in at number 3 on our countdown just look at all the great workout pictures people have sent to us!
Christine from Yorktown, Virginia November 2014 was able to return to the weight room following her injury. The knee walker allowed her to return quickly helping her get back to doing what she loves best. “Anxious to return to the daily grind at CrossFit Excursion, one-week post-surgery!” That is some great motivation and inspiration good for you Christine!
Number 2 - Pickleball
Pickleball is a low impact sport that is highly competitive especially in the state of Florida. If you have ever walked by a pickleball court for the first time the sound can be a unique experience. It almost sounds as if a horse walking on pavement is somewhere near but the sound is of the racket hitting the ball. While not requiring much movement due to the small size of the court it can be a great way to stay active during an injury.
Barbara from Shamong, New Jersey was able to enjoy many activities with a knee walker that included pickleball. She even had two models for upstairs use and downstairs using making it easy to navigate around her house. “It was wonderful. I had 2 of them, one upstairs and one downstairs. It allowed me to do many activities I could not have done without it. I highly recommend it.”
Number 1 - Running A Marathon
Our number 1 sport to do on a knee walker is running marathon! Perhaps being on crutches or a wheelchair may slow you down but life on a knee scooter can be a truly wonderful experience. Despite the things you love being taken away from normal use there are alternative options to get the most out of your recovery. This was the case for our number 1 photo!
Denice from Livonia, Michigan loves to run and even did an entire mini marathon on a knee scooter! “Today I participated in the Indy mini marathon 13.1 miles in Indianapolis IN with my husband, brother and sister-in-law and their family.” Just look at this photo and you can see the happiness a one of these great devices allows. There are things that seem impossible with crutches but utilizing a knee walker opens so many possibilities.
We hope you enjoyed the countdown and make sure to send us some photos of your journey to recovery using a knee walker. By sending us a photo you could be entered to win up to $250 all you have to do is send us a photo with your name, where you’re from and how much you enjoy using a knee scooter! We look forward to hearing from you and we wish you a happy and speedy recovery! click here for your chance to win the grand prize!