• Tips for Using a StrideOn Knee Walker

  • Recovering from a lower leg injury can be challenging, but mobility aids like StrideOn knee walkers can make a world of difference in your daily life. These handy devices offer you the freedom to move around with ease while keeping weight off your injured leg.

    To ensure a smooth and safe experience, consider these valuable tips:

    1. Properly Adjust Your Knee Walker: Start by adjusting your knee walker to your height. Ensure that the handlebars are at a comfortable level and set the seat, so your legs are slightly bent at the knees. A good fit is key to manoeuvring effortlessly.

    2. Dress for Comfort and Safety: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing while using your knee walker. Avoid loose or flowing garments that might get tangled in the wheels, keeping your journey safe and hassle-free.

    3. Practice Makes Perfect: Before setting off on an adventure, practice lowering and righting the steering column if you need to pack it in a car, taxi etc When you need to do so in public, you can then look like a pro.

    4. Stay Alert and Mindful: Always be aware of your surroundings. Knee walkers can be a bit tricky to navigate in tight spaces when you are new to use them, so use caution when moving around furniture or other obstacles. Be vigilant and ready to adjust as needed.

    5. Mind the Stairs: If you have stairs in your home, approach them with extra care. Consider installing a temporary handrail to provide additional support and stability when ascending or descending. Obviously, please do not try to use your knee walker when going up or down your stairs.

    6. Using Elevators: Many of our customers have recommended reversing into a lift so that no 3 point turn is necessary with a lift full of people when it is your turn to alight. Work out which end the lift door is going to open first if you can ????

    7. Get ready in plenty of time: If intending to use a StrideOn for post-operation recovery, consider receiving your knee walker a few days before the operation. This will give you time to set the height and test its comfort for you as well as have a practice before the possible extra stress and tenderness after the Op. 

    Here are some bonus tips to enhance your knee walker experience:

    • Clear Your Path at Home: When using your knee walker indoors, ensure your path is free of clutter and obstacles to prevent accidents.
    • Watch for Uneven Terrain: When venturing out into your community, stay vigilant for uneven surfaces and potholes that could potentially disrupt your ride. If you are outdoors a lot, we recommend the Orthomate. With its pneumatic tyres which help absorb those little lumps and bumps.
    Should you have any questions or concerns about using a knee walker, don't hesitate to contact one of our friendly team.
    For any health advice please consult your doctor or physical therapist. They can provide guidance tailored to your specific situation, ensuring a smoother path to recovery.