Safety First 2018-05-17T23:23:11+00:00

How To Safely Operate a Knee Walker

Before anyone should start operating a knee walker it is highly recommended to read through the entire Owner’s Manual to ensure that the knee walker is assembled correctly via the manufacturer’s instructions. This is also the ideal place to get acquainted with the different parts and controls.

Most of all knee walkers including the KneeRover range feature adjustable knee pad and handlebar heights to help ensure you can adjust yourself to the most comfortable operation whilst maintaining correct posture.

Please take a look at the image below which shows the ideal posture whilst using the KneeRover. You will see that the handle bar is set at around waist height so the arms and hands are in a comfortable secure position.

When standing naturally the hips should be even with the uninjured foot flat on the ground. The injured leg should also be at a 90 angle.

How To Safely Operate a Knee Walker

Before anyone should start operating a knee walker it is highly recommended to read through the entire Owner’s Manual to ensure that the knee walker is assembled correctly via the manufacturer’s instructions. This is also the ideal place to get acquainted with the different parts and controls.

Most of all knee walkers including the KneeRover range feature adjustable knee pad and handlebar heights to help ensure you can adjust yourself to the most comfortable operation whilst maintaining correct posture.

Please take a look at the image below which shows the ideal posture whilst using the KneeRover. You will see that the handle bar is set at around waist height so the arms and hands are in a comfortable secure position.

When standing naturally the hips should be even with the uninjured foot flat on the ground. The injured leg should also be at a 90 angle.

Make Sure It’s Safe

Before getting onto the knee walker you need to ensure the hand brake is locked so that the knee walker cannot move. Once you have the injured leg rested securely on the knee pad and you are balanced then you can release the hand brake by pulling the brake lever towards you.

To move you just need to simply push your good foot backward or forward similar to a children’s scooter.

Make Sure It’s Safe

Before getting onto the knee walker you need to ensure the hand brake is locked so that the knee walker cannot move. Once you have the injured leg rested securely on the knee pad and you are balanced then you can release the hand brake by pulling the brake lever towards you.

To move you just need to simply push your good foot backward or forward similar to a children’s scooter.

Safety Tips:

Knee Walkers aren’t designed to be used at high speeds. They should be used to carefully move about at a controlled speed. When making a turn on a knee walker, the brake should be applied and be moving at slow, safe, controlled speed as it may be easy to tip the knee scooter if you are making a fast turn. When travelling downhill, there must be extra caution used in maintaining a safe speed. In addition to the hand brake, you can use your good leg to slow the knee walker too.

To maintain a safe balance, always keep your knee firmly on the knee pad and your weight even over the center of the knee scooter. Try to limit reaching or stretching out from it to pick something up.

Use caution – balance and operate at your own risk. With routine use nuts and bolts can and likely will become loose. Periodically check nuts and bolts after use and re-tighten as appropriate. There should be a regular check done to ensure the knee walker is in safe working order.

Safety Tips:

Knee Walkers aren’t designed to be used at high speeds. They should be used to carefully move about at a controlled speed. When making a turn on a knee walker, the brake should be applied and be moving at slow, safe, controlled speed as it may be easy to tip the knee scooter if you are making a fast turn. When travelling downhill, there must be extra caution used in maintaining a safe speed. In addition to the hand brake, you can use your good leg to slow the knee walker too.

To maintain a safe balance, always keep your knee firmly on the knee pad and your weight even over the center of the knee scooter. Try to limit reaching or stretching out from it to pick something up.

Use caution – balance and operate at your own risk. With routine use nuts and bolts can and likely will become loose. Periodically check nuts and bolts after use and re-tighten as appropriate. There should be a regular check done to ensure the knee walker is in safe working order.