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Make movement easier, and safely use a rolling Knee scooter during your recovery.

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Tips for proper operation of rolling knee scooter

During the healing period after a foot injury, having surgery, or caring for a healing wound, non-weightbearing may be required.  While crutches can be used to prevent pressure to foot, they can be very difficult to use safely.  A rolling knee scooter can prevent falls and fatigue when used properly.  

Follow these simple tips to prevent injury and make movement easier

Properly fitting your knee scooter to you

  1. Adjust the height of the knee rest so the knee is at 90 degrees, the knee should not be acutely bent
  2. Adjust height of hand rest to fall around the height of the belly button or waist
  3. The scooter should have 4 wheels, the wider their separation the better for stability
  4. Tighten all height adjustment points, if left untightened the handlebars especially can be wobbly

How to move properly

  1. Move slowly at the pace of a casual walker
  2. Be aware of your surroundings
    1. Debris - hitting a wheel on an object can make hands twist and create a fall
    2. Crack/joints  in concrete or thresholds to rooms should be approached with both wheels square, or hands may twist
  3. In tight spaces like hallways use the Y turn to reverse direction
    1. Move slowly when backing up as the device in less stable when backing up

What NOT to do when moving

  1. Do not lean backwards or forwards, should have body erect as if you were walking
  2. Do not lift the scooter and hop on one foot to make a turn in a tight space
  3. Do not take a corners quickly, it will cause the scooter to lean and possibly fall over 
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