What is a Knee Walker?
A knee walker provides comfortable mobility for people who require added stability during physical activity.
There are different types of this mobility device. This type of scooter is designed to support the knee and may be used in addition to crutches. The walker or knee scooter sometimes offers a seat with arms and is almost always adjustable. Taking up a small amount of space, this product fits easily into a vehicle's trunk or back seat. For being a small item, it is surprisingly strong with a weight capacity of 300 pounds.
When should I consider using a mobility device?
When the act of walking becomes impaired, mobility may be improved by the use of a cane, walker, wheelchair, or scooter. Long journeys are improved by rolling mobility devices such as the chair or scooter. When secure movement is required for moving from point A to point B, a mobility aid is recommended.
How do I find a mobility aid?
Typically, a doctor will be the first point for information; solutions for you will be a top priority when it comes to finding the best solution for a mobility aid. A doctor may suggest or prescribe the product needed and send you to the preferred provider.
Will insurance cover my mobility aid?
Insurance carriers vary in what is covered so it is necessary to call and learn what percentage of the cost, if any, your provider will accept. Medicare may take care of 80% of the cost of a scooter. Find out by contacting Medicare directly to learn about exact coverage. A knee walker rental may also be an option.
Are mobility challenges just a part of aging?
Individuals vary in the support needed as they age, and without a medical concern, there is no way to anticipate the need for a cane, walker, or scooter. Some people do require added stability by their 70's, while others go on to enjoy a full range of motion into their 90's. Without a medical reason, getting older does not necessitate the need for mobility devices.
What are the types of conditions that might require mobility devices?
In addition to natural aging, common conditions that could be aided by mobility devices include back pain, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and also debilitating diseases such as multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.
Products continue to be developed with the purpose of aiding those who need further support to accomplish daily activities where secure footing is necessary. Contact Heal Well Medical Supply to find solutions to your mobility challenges.