Before use, make sure the unit is assembled as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions provided. The correct knee pad and steering column height will vary for each person. You should be able to stand naturally with your injured knee supported comfortably at a 90 degree angle. Your hips should be even and your uninjured foot placed flat on the floor see “How to Measure For Your Knee Walker“. The handlebars should be set at an easy distance in front of your body, normally about waist height. You should not be hunched over the unit, but in an upright posture.
To begin using your knee walker, ensure the hand brakes are fully engaged. With both hands firmly on the handlebars, mount the knee scooter from one side and place the knee of your injured leg on the knee rest. Once balanced, disengage the hand brakes and use your other leg to propel you (much like a child’s scooter). You are now free of crutches!
When mounting/dismounting, always make sure the brakes are engaged. You should never mount/dismount on an incline. Please note the brakes are intended to gradually decrease your speed, not to bring you to stop.
As all knee walker models are different, please consult the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use of your specific model.