Walking without Crutches with Knee Walker
okay hey guys I’m dr. James Kennedy’s
Texas Finkel centers today I’m actually
going to go over a nice scooter you
actually put your knee actually on this
pad and what it does it helps people
that are recovering from any type of
foot surgery any type of brake any type
of sprain we actually rent these of
these Texas foot and ankle centers and
what it does it keeps people from being
on the foot they can actually scoot
around on this thing and I’m actually
going to show you how to do this but I’d
like this type of scooter because what
you can do you can actually unscrew this
take this off and then you can actually
take this off right here and lock it and
then actually put it inside your car so
you can take this off you can fold this
down and then you can take this out and
you can make it really small to fit in
it to fit in something like a large
suitcase so people with they come in
here with their automobiles they can
take this out of their trunk or the
backseat or their pickup truck and they
can actually assemble it it’s really
really easy to assemble basically you
just pop this pin end right here to
tighten it up and then you tighten this
pin here like this and basically what it
has it’s got two breaks in the back so
if you actually push these two buttons
it’ll stop it back and forth but if
you’re looking how to ride on these now
I’m a big guy I’m bigger than most
people I’m six foot six but let’s say
that I have a left foot surgery or left
foot sprain but I tell people keep your
hands directly on the the brake pads
here and what you what you want to do is
you want to make these slow turns and
what you want to do is you want to make
it to where you’re not leaning from side
to side you want to keep your body in
the midline while it’s going and the
reason why you don’t want to tilt over
one way or the other obviously I’m not
having any pain in my in my body so what
I’m doing I can I can go a little bit
faster but I have patients that are
elderly they can’t walk as well so they
just need to take it slow so when you’re
actually turning sometimes you have to
cut and then turn your wheel and then
back up again and then turn the wheel
and you can get from rim to rim but we
actually rent these out and I really
think that they’re a good product for
people that really can’t stand crutches
in the armpit area because it’s good
putting so much weight in that area but
we actually rent these and it’s a pretty
good product but um I would just suggest
the main thing on these scooters is go
slow and if you have to back up make
sure you back up but it’s a really easy
device to use but I think if you have
any type of sprain of foot surgery and
you can’t really use crutches or you
don’t want to use crutches it’s a good
product thanks for watching guys bye
- Easy Help Recovery - Ideal for individuals recovering from injury or surgery to the foot, ankle or lower leg as well as below the knee amputees.
- Easily Moved to Anywhere - With our knee cart, your recovery won't slow you down or stop you from enjoying your day. You don't have to worry about not being able to get around, perfect for navigating your home, work, supermarket, park. Please note: don't slide at high speed for your safety. Recommended speed: 1m/s.
- Comfortable - Using crutches requires extensive upper body strength, rubs under your armpits and is unstable. This knee walker is made for both indoor and outdoor use, it is a hands free / pain free crutch alternative and offers the most versatility among knee walkers.
- Lightweight & Durable:This lightweight yet sturdy knee walker offers a robust weight capacity, making sure you feel comfortable, stable and safe - no matter where you are.
- Adjustable and Compact: Steerable knee walker features handlebars with a quick release folding mechanism for easy transport and storage. This scooter feature four 8" PVC wheels, dual adjustable locking handbrakes and dual rear on-wheel brakes.
Knee Scooter Review
A knee scooter is four, three or two-wheeler vehicle that has four wheels on one side and a small wheel on the opposite side. It’s also known as a leg walker, knee stretcher, orthopedic scooter or back pain scooter. There are two main types of knee scooters. They include the more common type, known as the knee stretcher, and the more unusual and less common type, the knee caddie.
Leg walkers have the same design as a wheelchair, except that instead of a seat, there are a seat and footrest on either side. The seat usually reclines and the footrest is designed to rest your feet on. Leg walker uses the same hand controls as a wheelchair, except for turning it off, on and off the seat, as well as adjusting the chair’s height. A leg walker has an advantage over a wheelchair in that they’re easier for people with limited mobility to maneuver and they tend to be less expensive.
Another type of wheelchair is the back pain scooters. There are several different types of back pain scooters. The most common ones include the back walkers, the back cruisers, the low back walkers, the low-back cruisers with the fold up legs, and the fold up cruisers with the fold-down legs. The folding cruisers have the most flexibility and the ability to be folded flat, but it does come with limitations. The fold up cruisers can hold a larger volume of fluids than the fold up walkers.
The third type of back pain scooters is the leg walkers. These are the more expensive option but are also much more versatile and easy to use. The major benefit to using a knee scooter instead of a wheelchair or even a regular walker is that you can get around without having to use a cane. They come in various forms, including the more traditional upright wheelchair form. They can also be folded to make them smaller and more compact, and be mounted on a truck or on wheels.
Today, many people are choosing to use these new-age equipment because it provides more independence and comfort than using a wheelchair. You can drive yourself to the store, grocery store or do errands, and even drive your car, all without having to worry about the safety of the equipment.
If you are considering this type of treatment for your condition or injury, you should speak to your doctor about how you can benefit from it in helping with physical therapy and rehabilitation. You may want to consider getting one of these for your car, home, office, or any space that you often use.
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