Thursday, February 28, 2008

Knee Walkers

Knee Walkers

Knee walkers are alternatives to crutches and wheelchairs. They allow patients to keep weight off their feet and lower legs but still remain active and independent. Knee walkers work by allowing the patient to kneel on a unit with four caster wheels and push around using the free leg.

Knee walkers are great for people who need to stay off their feet, but don't have the upper body strength to use crutches. People who only have trouble with one foot can use knee walkers instead of wheelchairs. Knee walkers are much easier to operate than wheelchairs, fit in more areas than wheelchairs, are easier to transport than wheelchairs and keep you in a standing position so you can accomplish everyday activities without much adjustment.

Getting the Right Knee Walker for You

To use a knee walker properly, you have to first buy the right size and adjust it to fit. Some knee walkers come in different heights or have adjustable parts that can be lengthened or shortened to fit appropriately. You also have to make sure you get a knee walker that can accommodate your weight because much of your body weight is rested on the knee walker when idle and in motion.

At All Time Medical, we have knee walkers available at great prices. Knee walkers are appropriate for most people who have injuries below the knee, but you should consult a doctor or therapist to make sure they are right for you. Knee walkers are not usually recommended for people with knee injuries or arthritis in the knee.

Visit us at, and take a look at some knee walkers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Drive Medical GEO Powered Wheelchair

You can still move around, even if your electric wheelchair loses power.

The Drive GEO power wheelchair is our most affordable electric wheelchair. This wheelchair is designed for indoor and outdoor use. It also features a "free wheel" mode in which the chair can be moved manually.

The Drive GEO motorized wheelchair comes with an adjustable height footplate, anti-tippes and comfortable height adjustable seat with flip back arms. It also has a convenient built-in timer that shuts down the chair if it has not been used for 30 minutes, saving battery power for when you are ready to go. It can hold 250 pounds.

Batteries and charger included. Available in your choice of blue or red.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wheelchairs come in different styles

A wheelchair ramp may be used for electric wheelchairs; just be sure to get one that accommodates the width of your chair. When you use public transportation, as well as when you drive your own car, the chair will have to be secured while traveling. When children are severely injured they might face critical, debilitating accidents that impair their mobility. Wheelchairs offer mobility in a light package and now, they can be electric for increased mobility. Information about used electric wheelchairs can be found online or on a bulletin board in your physicians office. When you choose not to use the chair for an extended period of time, make sure the maintenance is still kept up on it.

When you see an able-bodied individual walking down the street you notice various things, but they will notice you in an electric wheelchair too. Electric wheelchairs are here to allow people to freely roam the streets and visit all of their favorite places without any complications. A variety of electric wheelchairs used and old may be purchased at most wheelchairs stores and on ebay for a affordable price. Information about used electric wheelchairs can be posted online, along with the general information about the chair.

When individuals are negotiating lifts and doorways for new environments, wheelchairs are an important consideration. Important factors to keep in mind while choosing an electric wheelchair; is the range of movement ability of the user. When you need a tour of a facility, be sure you advise them of your electric wheelchair status to ensure the area is accessible. When selecting wheelchairs people may choose from a variety of available options and features in this day and age. Wheelchairs offer a chair bound individual a freedom that was never within their reach before. Electric wheelchairs can be folded, this makes them easier to store in your automobile and in your home.

A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits in and places his or her feet on two small folded down foot rest; this device allows them to move around freely. When people are eager to explore more energy-efficient modes of transportation, electric wheelchairs are in that category for physically challenged. Fortunately, electric wheelchairs are maneuvered by a joystick; this makes it easier for those who are lacking strong upper body strength. Important factors to consider when choosing a wheelchair is the type of terrain and the general weather it can hold up in. Wheelchairs allow the users to lead an independent and confident life as they are able to continue getting around in public again.