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Adjust the Height to Get it Right

So you’ve had a foot or ankle injury or perhaps you are getting prepared for surgery to heal a stress fracture or remove bunions.  Crutches are uncomfortable and they can cause nerve damage, so you choose the best alternative and rent a knee walker / knee scooter! What happens now? You have to set up the knee walker / knee scooter correctly. How do you know you’ve set everything up correctly?

  1. First, read the instructions…pictures are not enough.
  2. Make sure you have all the parts you are supposed to have.
  3. Put the knee post into the frame. The proper height is when your good leg is flat on the floor while wearing a closed toe shoe such as a sneaker and your injured leg is bent at a 90-degree angle.
  4. You should be able to stand up straight and walk forward without having to hop on your tiptoes with your good foot.
  5. Make sure you have the knee post adjustment knob or pin going through both the knee post and the frame. Some frames have the hole under the frame; others are located above the frame. Having the knob or pin through both the knee post and the frame will secure the knee pad so it cannot move left and right.
  6. Do you have a split knee pad? If so place your knee on the front knee pad and your lower leg on the back knee pad with the lip of your cast or boot between the knee pads. This type of knee pad is designed to relieve pressure on your shin caused by the cast or boot.
  7. Now to the handlebars. Make sure your tiller is in the upright and locked position. The tiller is the folding mechanism that allows the handlebars to fold down for easy transport. If the tiller is still a bit wobbly spin the tiller latch clockwise (tighty righty, lefty loosey) and tighten it back down.
  8. Adjust the handlebars so that your arms are resting comfortably on them at a 90-degree angle or higher. You don’t want your handlebars too low as a quick stop could cause you to lose your center of gravity.
  9. Make sure your height adjustment knob for your handlebars is snug as well.  This will also help keep your handlebars from being wobbly.
  10. Put on your basket or tote bag

Now you’re ready to roll!  Take your time though!  Go slow and get used to using the knee walker / knee scooter.  Watch out for things on the road such as rocks, sticks and uneven sidewalks.

If something doesn’t feel right to you on the knee walker / knee scooter – stop using it immediately!  Call us at 866-802-0580 and we are happy to help assist you.

Faster Delivery Times

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If you’ve suffered a recent injury or need to rent a knee walker or knee scooter quickly, we’ve made changes over the past several months to faster serve our rental customers.  We have always been able to serve New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas with one day service.

We have now added facilities in Florida and Texas that allow us to serve Atlanta, Montgomery, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Wichita with one day service!

We also are now able to serve Washington D.C. with one day service!

Orders received by 3:00 PM we commit to ship that day.  Check out our handy Shipping Map for more information.

We offer a diverse selection of knee walkers to meet your needs.  Give us a call at 866-802-0580 and talk to our knowledgeable team for more information!

How to Shower with a Broken Foot

If you thought hobbling around with a broken foot was bad enough, you’ve yet to surmount the biggest challenge of all: learning how to shower with a broken foot (cue orchestra playing a wildly dramatic tune). Sure, you’ve been able to go a day or two after the foot surgery without taking a shower. But you can’t exactly get away with not showering for the duration of your recovery period…

Unless, of course, you want to isolate your family, friends, and loved ones with your interesting body odor!



There’s no getting around it: you need to learn how to shower with a broken foot. Luckily, you don’t have to go through painful trial-and-error to find out: you just have to read this article.

1. Enlist a family member or a very dear loved one who can help you manage the shower for the first few times after you’ve had the cast slapped on. This can help you get used to the movements necessary for getting in the shower without risking a dangerous fall.

2. Get yourself plenty of rubber bath mats to lay in the tub as well as on the bathroom floor. You want to minimize every possible risk that could cause you to fall, including those dangerous slippery tiles.

3. Get a shower stool. This handy device allows you to sit in the middle of the shower and get clean – without putting any weight on your broken foot.

4. Before you even get into the shower, put on a waterproof cast cover. Another option is a plastic bag that is taped it shut along the leg. You want to ensure that your entire foot cast is wrapped up in the cast cover or bag, which will prevent any water from soaking your foot cast.

5. Put a non-slip shoe on your good foot while you shower. Sure, it might look like the same type of shoe that your grandma wears to water aerobics, but trust us – it’s worth the mild fashion faux pas.

6. Clear the bathroom of any clutter that might cause you to trip and fall. We’re talking loose towels, bath mats, magazines – anything that might make your broken foot more of a permanent woe than a temporary injury.

Now that you’ve got your hands on these tips to shower with a broken foot, it’s time to cut your family or roommates a break and hop in the shower – pronto!


Non Weight Bearing Scooter Accessory Ideas

When you first received your non weight bearing scooter, you might have been a little less than impressed. Sure, it wasn’t a pair of crutches (what a relief!) but it still looked a little clinical for your tastes…and you want to do something to jazz it up. After all, you may have a broken ankle, but you don’t have broken spirits.

And you want to make your knee walker look a little more fashionable!


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If you’re ready to make your non weight bearing scooter as unique as you are, here are some accessory ideas that can make it shine:

• A knee walker basket can add a unique look while providing a heavy dose of functionality. This basket can be placed in the front of your knee walker, much like a basket on a child’s bicycle. You can carry groceries, books, and other items in your basket, which makes this accessory a pretty important part of your new and very fashionable non weight bearing scooter.

• See that picture above? That woman is turning her knee walker into a walking (well, scooting) advertisement for her patriotism! Consider letting the world know where you’re from by placing a heritage flag on your scooter. Or you could let your national pride take hold and hoist the Red, White, and Blue on your scooter.

• Kick back to the ‘90s and put a boom box in your knee walker basket. You could even bring back the best decade by playing music from that era. We’re talking Boyz II Men, Madonna, Backstreet Boys…we promise you’ll get smiles and cheers when you roll on by.

• Want to trick out your knee walker? Then consider going old-school – and by this, we mean getting bumper stickers and other labels that demonstrate your personality. You could slap on a bumper sticker that lets the world know you ran a marathon or one that indicates that you’re going to do some serious traveling once your foot has healed.

• Accessorize it however you want – after all, it’s YOUR knee scooter!

One important note – if you rented your knee walker, you should check with your vendor to make sure that you can make changes or tweaks to it without incurring a penalty. For example, a front basket will generally be considered fine, but you may run into some vendors who might not like the idea of having stickers on their scooters.

No matter which non weight bearing scooter accessory ideas you use, make sure that you select those that speak to your personality and style.


Little Known Facts About Roll About Scooter History

The roll about scooter may seem like a miraculous entity sent from your doctor to help you move your broken foot or ankle around. But however celestial the actual device feels, the truth is that roll about scooters – or knee walkers – have been around for some time now.



Whether you’re the reluctant owner of a new knee walker or just interested in this special mobility device, here are some little known facts about the roll about scooter, including its history.

•Knee walkers are a surprisingly recent development, and one that was particularly inspiring. For hundreds of years, mankind had to rely on crutches, canes, and other unwieldy mobility devices in order to hobble around performing day-to-day activities. However, knee walkers were developed in order to help people minimize the use of the broken foot or ankle while providing a strong sense of balance and stability.

•Roll about scooters are surprisingly versatile, considering how large they might appear at first. However, knee walkers were developed to fold up and be transported, which makes it easier for individuals to go about their normal activities. Instead of struggling to use crutches in your office, you can simply unfold your roll about scooter and start rolling around the workplace.

•Since their inception, knee walkers have become surprisingly affordable. Units used to be rented for almost $700; now you can find an excellent roll about scooter rental for $100. This is a significant advantage for those individuals who may want the stability of a knee walker but are worried they may not be able to afford it.

Knee walker rental companies have exploded since the development of this mobility device. With this in mind, it’s easier for individuals to find a vendor who can offer the perfect terms and conditions for renting roll about scooters. You can find a local knee walker vendor in your city or you could go online to find a roll about scooter rental company.

We hope you enjoyed these little known facts about the roll about scooter history!



What Is It Like to Be On A Broken Ankle Knee Scooter?

Dealing with the broken ankle was bad enough – but now your doctor is trying to convince you to master some sort of mobility device known as a knee scooter.  Fat chance, right?  But before you write off your doctor for attempting to turn you into a half-person, half-machine hybrid, take a moment to really get to know the broken ankle knee scooter…

Because it just might change the way you approach your broken ankle recovery forever (or, well, the next three to six months).

Broken Ankle Knee Scooters Are More Convenient:  Forget hobbling around on crutches – a broken ankle knee scooter will make walking feel more like gliding…because you actually are.  You see, the knee scooter is a mobility device that completely takes all weight off of your broken ankle.  By balancing your knee on the seat cushion and using your good leg to propel yourself forward, you can keep any ounce of weight away from your tender ankle (just try getting that kind of promise from crutches!)

Take a look at the picture to get a comprehensive idea of how the broken ankle knee scooter works:



Broken Ankle Knee Scooters Are Sturdier:  When your broken ankle is just an accidental stumble away from another six months of recovery, you want to make sure you’re using a mobility device that’s 110% sturdy and well-balanced.  Enter the knee scooter: this clever contraption is balanced out by four large wheels that can handle uneven surfaces, like floors with insidious rugs and evil walkways with mini-hills.

Broken Ankle Knee Scooters Are Sexier:  You scoffed at this, didn’t you? (Gotcha!)  Sure, you may be doubtful that the word “sexy” could ever be attached to anything described as a “mobility device.”  But trust us – it’s a lot easier to strike up a conversation with your office crush when you’re cruising on a broken ankle knee scooter, not pitifully hobbling on a pair of ancient-looking crutches.

Helpful Hints to Get Used To Your Broken Ankle Scooter

You’re about to get a broken ankle scooter – and admit it, you’re excited. When you first broke your ankle, you thought you’d be resigned to a few months awkwardly wandering around on wooden crutches. But with your new broken ankle scooter, you won’t even have to worry about losing your balance or dealing with those painful (and disgusting) armpit blisters…


Not exactly. Just like with crutches, you’ll want to take time getting used to your broken ankle scooter. This makes it more comfortable for you to use, as well as minimizes any possibility of injury when you first start using your knee walker.


With this in mind, take a look at a few helpful hints to get used to your broken ankle scooter:

• Clear plenty of paths throughout the house before the knee walker rental is delivered to your home. You may want to recruit the aid of your friends and family members, as this will likely involve carrying and moving heavy objects.

• Have a family member or friend test out the knee walker before you actually start using it. You don’t want to discover that your broken ankle scooter is faulty when you’re lugging around a broken ankle and a heavy cast.

• If you’re taking any medications that interfere with your sense of balance, be sure to ask your doctor how using a broken ankle scooter will impact its use. Don’t skip your medications or taper off without the expressed approval of your doctor.

These helpful hints will ensure that you’re making the most of your broken ankle scooter.


What to Consider Before Ankle Surgery: Prepping Your Bunker

The big day’s looming – and your ankle is practically twinging with anticipation. You’ve been hobbling around with an ankle injury for so long, you can’t even remember a time when you could run without encountering a problem (or strut down the sidewalk when you see someone cute – busted!). It’s so bad that you almost can’t wait to get yourself on the operating table so you can start taking those “steps” toward recovery (yes, pun intended).

But before you practically throw yourself at your surgeon, you need to seriously prepare yourself for the upcoming months of recovery. Think of it as prepping your home as a recovery bunker – and Doomsday (aka your ankle surgery) is about to arrive!

Prepare Your Home For Ankle Recovery Invasion: You’re about to be laid out by a serious ankle disability – and you need to prepare your “bunker” for an invasion of ankle recovery! To do this, stock up on prepared meals that can be cooked with just the touch of a button (seriously, what did people do before microwaves?). You may also want to consider having a friend or family member come check on you after work to see if you need any assistance with meal preparations.

Part of building a successful bunker involves making sure it’s comfy. So stock up on pillows, make sure that you have plenty of outlets for your phone and computer by the couch or bed, and make sure you have plenty of entertainment on hand (recommendation: re-watch the entire Lost series. Seriously, you won’t even notice the first weeks of recovery).


Make Your Bunker As Safe As Possible: A good bunker is a safe bunker – and with your ankle recovery in mind, you want to ensure that you eliminate all tripping hazards. Kiss your loose rugs good-bye, tell your kids to pick up their toys, and install nightlights in every room so you have a clear view of where you’re going at night.

Prepare Your Bathroom For Your Disabled Ankle: You may want to stay on the couch forever once you’ve managed to get yourself there, but like it or not, you’ll eventually need to move to go to the bathroom. Make sure that all rugs are firmly affixed to the floor. Buy a non-slip bathmat for the shower, and place a stool in the shower so you can sit while bathing yourself.

Get Your Knee Walker Ahead of Time: No one likes to wait for a package to be delivered – and NO ONE likes to do that while struggling with ankle recovery! That’s why we recommend that you get your knee walker before your actual ankle surgery. This way, you can test out the model, get used to the feeling of this mobility device, and feel comfortable with using it by the time the day of your ankle surgery rolls around.

Now that you’re bunker is prepped, you’re ready to spend your next few months retiring and nursing your ankle back to health!

Are You A Member Of The “I Hate Crutches” Club?

Us too.

The “I Hate Crutches” Club has one of the highest online memberships around (well, in our head anyways). But seriously, who actually likes using crutches? Who likes wobbling around on two glorified wooden sticks, which are slowly and devilishly building up a firm layer of armpit blisters under your arms?

Yeah, that’s right.


So as part of opening the “I Hate Crutches” Club, here are just a few reasons why members have joined:

  • “I hate that I feel sore everywhere. Seriously, I have calluses on my hands and my arms are practically screaming in pain.”
  • “I miss being able to wake up at night and just go to the bathroom without making it a massive production.”
  • “My crutches always fall down no matter where I put them. And it’s really embarrassing when it happens – especially when you’re trying to rock a first date (Ed note: yikes]”
  • “Crutches make me really reliable on strangers, and I’m not really comfortable with that. I always have to ask people to open doors or carry things for me. Going on the subway is tough too, as people very rarely give up their seats for me, and I feel too embarrassed to ask.”
  • “I feel like this is a medieval torture device. How is this still being used in today’s modern society? We’ve invented invisible braces, for cryin’ out loud!”

If you recognize yourself among these poor souls, then it’s time to ditch the crutches and pick up a knee walker. A knee walker (otherwise known as a knee scooter) is a great alternative to crutches; you simply need to rest the knee of your injured foot on the kneepad, and propel yourself forward with your good leg.

Oh, and look supremely cool. That’s another important part of rocking a knee walker.

You hate crutches – so why are you still using them? Find out more about knee walkers, and stop dealing with the spine-chilling curse of armpit blisters.

Adventures To Have With Your Scooter For Non-Weight Bearing

Just because you’re laid up on the couch from your foot or ankle injury doesn’t mean your adventures have to be limited to surfing daytime TV (that’s more like a nightmare, am I right?).

Here at Knee Walker Central, we’re all about encouraging our clients to take their scooter for non-weight bearing out into the world for some safe yet awesome adventures. Ready to put some mileage on your scooter for non-weight bearing? Here’s what you can do:

  • Play knee walker bowling. Push aside all carpets and rugs in your living room or head to your kitchen (the goal here is to find a room with wooden floors). Set up a bunch of plastic bowling pins or empty water bottles. Challenge your kids or friends to beat you in bowling. At random times, fake your friends out by using yourself as the bowling ball. It’s a guaranteed way to get a strike!
  •  Head to a busy museum or crowded restaurant that you can never get into. When the employees see you in a scooter for non-weight bearing, they’ll make every effort to make your visit more comfortable. It’s like getting first class service without having to pay a first class price.
  • Challenge your family to come up with a dance routine that you can use with your scooter for non-weight bearing. This is a great activity to do if you have energetic kids, so roll up those rugs and start practicing. Bonus points if you can come up with a routine to “Thriller” (and if you do, send us the video. Seriously. We’ll make you famous.)


Get ready to look as cool as this guy…

Dealing with a foot or ankle injury doesn’t mean you have to be a boring lump on the couch for the next three to six months. Just whip out your trusty scooter for non-weight bearing, gulp down a cup of coffee, and get ready to have some seriously memorable adventures.