What is a Roll About?
- What is a Roll About?
A roll about is a wheeled knee walker that allows you to rest your injured leg on a knee rest pad while allowing you to roll around with steering capabilities.
Doctors often recommend them for below-the-knee injuries during someone's non-weight bearing recovery period. They are a modern alternative to crutches. Compared to before, roll about knee walkers are widely available for purchase, rental, even online rentals that deliver the unit to your doorstep.
Roll abouts vs Knee Scooters vs Knee Walkers
Roll A Bout Corporation was the name of one of the first companies to design and manufacture what we know today as a knee walker or knee scooter about two decades ago.
Nowadays, the word "roll_about", or "roll about" is mostly used as another word to refer to knee scooters, knee walkers or knee caddy. The same way the word "kleenex" (which is a brand name) is used to refer to a tissue.
Benefits of Using A Knee Walker
As mentioned before, knee walkers are a modern alternative to crutches. Here are some of their benefits:
Evolution of Steerable Roller Walkers
Roll about knee walkers have come a long way since their first iteration. The first wheeled walker supported your knee, but had no steering capabilities. You had to lift it to make a turn.
Then, in the early nineties, steering capability was added to the walkers. While considered a big leap forward at the time, the design was very barebones when compared to modern knee scooters.
Now, knee scooters have evolved significantly with more features that prioritize comfort, slimmer and robust bodies, lower cost, and ease of folding for transportation.
Design evolution of knee scooters.
Knee Walker Types
While there are many roll about scooter models out there, they can all be grouped into 4 categories:
Where Can I Rent or Buy A Roll About?
With Rent A Knee Walker, roll about scooter rentals cost as little as $30 a week. Whether you're looking for pediatric, seated, indoors or all-terrain scooters, they are all the same price. Plus, shipping is free both ways.
If you are looking to buy a roll about, depending on the specific model you want to buy, they will range from $100 to $400—you can check out our stock here.
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