How To Operate a Knee Walker Safely

It is highly recommended to read the entire Owner’s Manual for your new Knee Walker before starting to operate it. This is to ensure the knee walker is assembled correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Our range of knee walkers including the KneeRover® range of products have adjustable handlebars and an adjustable knee pad, which helps to ensure you can adjust the knee walker to the most comfortable position and maintain the correct posture.

The image below demonstrates the ideal posture you should have whilst using a knee walker. You will notice the handle bar is is in line with waist height, this allows the arms and hands to be in a secure comfortable 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 Operate a Knee Walker Safely

It is highly recommended to read the entire Owner’s Manual for your new Knee Walker before starting to operate it. This is to ensure the knee walker is assembled correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Our range of knee walkers including the KneeRover® range of products have adjustable handlebars and an adjustable knee pad, which helps to ensure you can adjust the knee walker to the most comfortable position and maintain the correct posture.

The image below demonstrates the ideal posture you should have whilst using a knee walker. You will notice the handle bar is is in line with waist height, this allows the arms and hands to be in a secure comfortable 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 the hand brake needs to be locked so that the knee walker cannot move. When you have the injured leg rested securely on the knee pad and you have 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 the hand brake needs to be locked so that the knee walker cannot move. When you have the injured leg rested securely on the knee pad and you have 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:

It is important to remember that knee walkers are not designed to be used at high speeds. They need to be used carefully to move around at a controlled speed. When making a turn on a knee walker, the brake should be gently applied and be moving at slow, safe, controlled speed as it may be easy to tip the knee walker if you are making a fast turn. If you are traveling downhill, there must be extra caution used in maintaining a safe speed. In addition to the hand brake, you can also 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 stretching out or reaching down from it to pick something up for a lower level.

Always use caution – balance and operate at your own risk. With routine use nuts and bolts can and likely will become loose. We recommend to 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:

It is important to remember that knee walkers are not designed to be used at high speeds. They need to be used carefully to move around at a controlled speed. When making a turn on a knee walker, the brake should be gently applied and be moving at slow, safe, controlled speed as it may be easy to tip the knee walker if you are making a fast turn. If you are traveling downhill, there must be extra caution used in maintaining a safe speed. In addition to the hand brake, you can also 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 stretching out or reaching down from it to pick something up for a lower level.

Always use caution – balance and operate at your own risk. With routine use nuts and bolts can and likely will become loose. We recommend to 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.