The philosophy behind Roll-A-Bout.
The aim of a Roll-A-Bout is to keep the injured foot in the air without stress so that it can heal properly while at the same time being able to move about without stressing the shoulders or hands.
Provided that one can stand on the healthy leg and foot as well as bend the injured foots knee at a 90 degree angle, you can use a Roll-A-Bout.
You can determine this yourself by supporting your injured foots knee on a padded chair. This is more or less how it feels to use a Roll-A-Bout.
Who can benefit from Roll-A-Bout?
Anyone with either a foot injury or whose foot has been operated on whereby the foot is not to be subjected to stress can use a knee scooter (Roll-A-Bout). A significant advantage in using the knee scooter during your rehabilitation is that you can move around more freely and with less stress. Furthermore you can even free up a hand allowing you to complete daily chores and activities all by yourself. With the Roll-A-Bout you will now be able to clean, shop, pick up a cup of coffee and more!
An additional advantage for the physician is that this device is so effective that the patients often do not even have to stand on the foot which can improve the results of their treatment.
Another great advantage of the knee scooter is that you will have the possibility of returning to work during your treatment due to increased mobility and pick things up without great difficulty.
Those working in fields with relatively low physical demand i.e. lawyers, bankers, doctors or other office workers will be able to execute their daily tasks and work almost as effectively as normal.
Injuries where Roll-A-Bout can help you in your rehabilitation.
Fractures i the foot and lower leg.
Lisfranc injuries, Calcaneal fractures, Talar fractures, Pilon fractures, Ankle fractures, Navicular fractures, Chopart injuries, Cuboid fractures, etc.
Rheumatoid conditions in foot and lower leg.
Rheumatoid Artritis, Collagenous diseases, Psoriasis artritis etc.
After surgery when weightbearing is not recommended–needs unloading until healing.
Ulcerations and wounds that need off-loading for example in Diabetes Mellitus, Neuropatic feet (poor sensation) with ulcers or neuroosteoarthropati (Charcot foot).