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.