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Knee Walker Review: Roscoe Knee Scooter

Posted by Tom Schwab

Roscoe Knee WalkerThe Roscoe Knee Scooter was the first model with a drum brake on the rear wheels.  Easy to operate and not requiring much grip strength, the operator can come to a  controlled stop.  Once the parking break is set the unit is stable allowing the user to remove both hands form the handlebars.  This is especially helpful while fixing meals in the kitchen or in the bathroom getting ready for the day.

The Roscoe meets all the requirements in What to Look for in a Knee Scooter, but it is not perfect.  Here is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

 
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Topics: Product Reviews, Knee Walker

Dealing with your Child's Sports Injury

Posted by Brooke Williams

Dealing with your Young Child's Sports InjuryNow that your child is back in school and in the midst of his chosen sport, you might have a lot of questions about the injuries he could rack up this year.  You will want to know how to prevent your child from getting injured, if at all possible and what to do if the inevitable still occurs.  Here are a few questions answered.

 

First, how can you help your child prevent injuries?  Most sports injuries occur in children because they overuse their body.  If they strain a part of their body and then continue to cause stress on it, an injury will occur.  As a parent, there are several things you can do to prevent this.  First, make sure your child has a good diet and stays hydrated around his practices and games.  You will also want to make sure your child is well rested.  Talk to the coach and ensure that your child stretches before and after practices and games as well.  These items can help your child prevent injuries that are foreseeable.

 

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Topics: kids on crutches

Achilles Surgery Recovery does not have to mean Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

When you are stuck on one foot, you start to wonder what you can do to help yourself make the recovery process easier.  You have heard of a number of gadgets on the market that might help you, but will they really do what they promise?  Here are a few suggestions as to how you can take advantage of the aids on the market without getting something that does not really work for your lifestyle.

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Topics: Achilles

5 Tips to Prevent Foot Pain

Posted by Brooke Williams

5 Tips to Prevent Foot PainMost people do not have regular conversations with their feet, but when your feet hurt, they are trying to communicate something to you.  Most people think foot pain is normal, but in reality, if your feet hurt, there is something wrong.  There are age-related changes that make foot pain more common and more likely, but you do not have to live with foot pain.  Here are a few tips to help you avoid the pain that so many people live with and even expect.

 

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

3 alternatives to crutches during Foot Surgery Recovery

Posted by Tom Schwab

3 alternatives to crutches during Foot Surgery RecoveryIf your doctor has ordered you to keep the weight off one of your legs, you might sigh at the idea of using crutches.  The good news is that you are no longer confined to the option of crutches alone.  There are alternatives to crutches on the market that can help you recover faster and enjoy some of the conveniences you had when you were able to use both of your feet.  Here is a list of the three best options and reasons why they might work well for you.

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

 

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