Using RollerFoot On Side Walks

Using RollerFoot On Side Walks

Recently we collaborated with a Milwaukee-based ad agency adBidtise who gave us a lot of good ideas and created new exposure for RollerFoot in media and TV.  Here is an interview we gave to adBidtise talking about how the ad agency helped us in marketing. The interview is accompanied by a nice video footage of using RollerFoot in the street.

In this video one can see how the RollerFoot is not only useful at home and office but also in the streets of today’s urban living.  The user in the video is rolling on the sidewalks while his hands are occupied with a bag and a water bottle.  He is easily crossing the street, steering with his knee and going around corners , resting the injured foot on the RollerFoot while sitting on a bench.

You can also see a demonstration of how simple it is getting the RollerFoot in and out of the car.

In one episode the user shows how he can take a step up with the RollerFoot from the pavement level and onto the sidewalk.  That is a height of one foot!  Among all the knee scooters, only the RollerFoot is capable of such maneuver (stepping up or down) because of it’s unique design and function.

 

Hands Free Following Foot Surgery

Keeping Your Hands Free Following Foot Surgery

RollerFoot was featured on NBC’s WTMJ4 in Milwaukee on the Morning Blend show.

Anyone who’s had foot surgery for trauma or bunions knows what a pain it can be to get around without putting weight on your foot. In addition, most methods tie up your hands and make accomplishing daily activities difficult. That’s why we’re really excited to introduce you to RollerFoot! It provides smooth mobility with no weight on your foot, all while keeping your hands free following foot surgery!

Most people are not even aware of the many options that exist for them.  This includes not only those who work at home but many in standing professions using both hands, such as surgeons, hair stylists, machinists, bar tenders, store clerks

For more information or to get your own RollerFoot, visit RollerFoot.com.

Mom on RollerFoot

This picture “Mom on RollerFoot” is a great testimony that our clients are very busy people and just can’t simply stop doing what they have to do.  Many of them are mothers with families and children.

This one was sent to us by our client Heather L. She too continues to take care of her children and the household while non-weight bearing and recovering from a foot injury.

Her son drew Mom on the RollerFoot because he sees her all day long on the RollerFoot rolling around the house, taking care of things. Most noticeable on that drawing is that he shows himself and Mom close together. This means that Heather is doing an excellent job despite her predicament, and we are proud that RollerFoot is helping her to achieve that. What is also good to see is that both of them are smiling on the drawing.  This means that the son feels that things are going great!  What a blessing!

Child draws Mom on RollerFoot

Walk After Foot Surgery

Our customer Heather is wearing an orthopedic boot and actively uses RollerFoot to walk after foot surgery.  RollerFoot allows her to stay productive not only at home but outside and everywhere she goes. Watch how Heather is using her RollerFoot confidently, walking from the parking lot, onto the sidewalk and to the store.  You can see that she is handling the rough spot on the pavement with ease.  Her hands are free and she is walking almost naturally.

Notice, Heather also uses a special clip-on platform on her good foot to add a few inches of height to be more even on her legs with an orthopedic boot. The additional platform is called EvenUp.  It also helps Heather to increase her height (5′) to better fit onto the RollerFoot. Our low limit on height is around 5’2″. But in the end Heather can easily walk after foot surgery with the aid of the RollerFoot!

Once she is inside the store and gets hold of the shopping cart, she would be flying through the store fast and comfortable to the amazement and amusement of others.

Watch a video of using RollerFoot with a shopping cart on our Video page.

If Heather were on one of those steerable knee walkers (knee scooters) with handle bars, she wouldn’t be able to use the shopping cart at all!!! You can now see that RollerFoot is really freeing up your hands and provides additional benefits compared to the regular steerable knee scooters.

 

Knee Walker After Restorative Foot Surgery

RollerFoot continues to be the knee walker of choice

Here is our happy customer Holly of Chicago on the RollerFoot knee walker after restorative foot surgery. She is cruising along the streets, doing her own thing while keeping that foot elevated and her hands free.

Knee walker after restorative foot surgery - HANDS FREE RollerFoot

She had just had her second restorative foot surgery and was non-weight bearing for over six weeks after that.  All this time she was using the RollerFoot hands free knee scooter she rented from us. Holly used the RollerFoot first time a couple of years ago after her first surgery.  This time she decided that the RollerFoot was still the best option compared to other steerable knee scooters and iWalkFree.  As you can see Holly is completely comfortable to roll on the RollerFoot in the street, going in and out of stores, shops and cafes.

You can watch short videos – Holly on the RollerFoot in the streets of Chicago that she shot and allowed us to put up on our site for future customers of the RollerFoot. You can clearly see that Holly is completely confident in her use of the RollerFoot outside on the city sidewalks, and she had her hands free for additional convenience.

That is what you call a true independence from not only crutches, but also from the steering handle bars of other knee scooters or knee walkers! That is the best quality of life after a foot surgery that is only possible with the RollerFoot hands free knee walker!

Customers can rent or purchase brand new units on our site.  We offer a variety of colors to fit all tastes of men and women. You can also ask us a question about the RollerFoot hands free knee scooter by sending us an email at info@rollerfoot.com or call us at 414 704 7810.

RollerFoot at MedTrade in Atlanta

We had a nice booth at the largest medical home care and medical durable equipment show MEDTRADE in Atlanta, GA, October 27 – 29, 2015.

Here is the RollerFoot booth at the MedTrade inside the HIRA pavilion.  We had 6 units of all colors and sizes on display, five of them were on the table and one on the floor for demonstration  of how to use for the visitors. RollerFoot units presented were of all three size groups from smallest to the tallest patients.

We also had a poster on the wall to show side by side the hands free knee scooter RollerFoot and regular streerable knee scooters/walkers.  The idea was to show the difference between the hands free RollerFoot and regular knee walkers with handle bars, and promote Combination rentals. Combination Rentals is the idea of offering the best features of both knee scooters: RollerFoot for inside use, such as home, work, office, and the traditional knee scooters for outside use.

Here is a picture of the RollerFoot booth at the MedTrade.

RollerFoot booth at MedTrade

We had a steady flow of visitors, mostly owners of DME stores looking to add new items to their existing fleet of knee scooters. We explained the difference between the traditional knee scooters and the RollerFoot and demonstrated how easy it is to roll around on RollerFoot hands free, and explained the advantages of RollerFoot for small areas at home such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, etc.

Many visitors tried the RollerFoot themselves to see that it is easy to use for physically able people with foot or ankle trauma, and that it takes a few minutes to become comfortable on the unit for anyone.

We also had a visit by a beautiful model walking the floor of the show who also wanted to try the RollerFoot.  All ladies look really good on that pink RollerFoot!

Woman on RollerFoot

Using RollerFoot Outside

Knee Walker for Comfort and Ease

Watch these videos to learn how our patients are Using RollerFoot outside. In this case – on the streets of Chicago by our second-time customer Holly Y.

Holly is non-weight bearing and is walking around on RollerFoot knee scooter with her hands free.  You can see her rolling out of a cafe. Notice how confidently, with gusto she is handling the knee walker.

This is a good illustration that RollerFoot is easily used outside, on the street and public places in addition to its superior performance indoors. As you can see a physically able patient does not need a handle bar to support herself (himself) on the RollerFoot knee walker. Average muscle strength, coordination and balance are all that is needed for successful use of the HANDS FREE knee scooter RollerFoot.

Dealers: Creative RollerFoot Rentals

Here is one creative way to do RollerFoot rental business. Our New Zealand dealer Physio Health Ltd offers RollerFoot together with the regular steerable knee scooters. They call it a “combination hire” which offers the best of both devices: RollerFoot for home use and steerable scooter for outside use. The charge is a little more for combination, but they say it really works for heir customers.

Physio Health in New Zealand rents RollerFoot in combination with a steerable knee scooter.

RollerFoot Strengthens Muscles

RollerFoot Is Good For Your Leg Muscles

Using RollerFoot strengthens muscles in your injured leg like no other mobility device. RollerFoot strengthens and stimulates the upper leg muscles in the injured leg during the no-weight bearing period.

Crutches And Your Leg Muscles

While on crutches, the patient loses muscle weight and strength in the injured leg due to total inactivity. The muscle atrophy can be significant over the period of 6, 8 or more weeks. It may require a lengthy physical therapy treatment period to restore the full function of the leg once the cast is removed.

At the same time your good leg is overworked, its muscles are now doing twice the work at twice the load. This results in fatigue and pain in the joint of the healthy leg. To avoid that and the hurting of your arms and hands, you tend to stop moving that much, which leads to more total inactivity for the body.

RollerFoot Exercises Your Leg Muscles

RollerFoot makes your big front thigh muscles and the inside thigh muscles work intensely all the time, which results in active blood circulation through those muscles, keeping them in good working shape. This also have a positive effect on the healing process down in the foot area and reduce the rehabilitation period afterwards.

RollerFoot also distributes the body weight evenly between both legs, without overloading and overworking the healthy leg.

How Does RollerFoot Work On Muscles?

Why is the RollerFoot best in stimulating those muscles?  It is due to its hands-free design.

Because there is no handle bar on the RollerFoot, your hands don’t help you keep your body upright and your buttock from landing on your bent-up leg.  You have to rely on your front thigh muscle to do that job.

You also have to keep your hips together while moving or standing on the RollerFoot, so your inner thigh muscles on both sides work all the time.

Your back and the buttock muscles are also get a work-out on the RollerFoot since they are engaged in keeping your body upright. No handle bar to lean on.

This results in a lot of blood circulation and work-out for those muscles. And they are the biggest muscles in your body! So, by the time you’re allowed to start putting weight on your foot, your biggest muscles are ready to keep you upright and moving. The only muscle you will need to work on to restore its function is the calf.  But it should be easier to do since the biggest muscle next to it has been working all this time.

Other Knee Scooters/Walkers

All knee scooters (knee walkers) with a handle bar heavily rely on patient’s arms muscles to lift and keep the body upright. As a result your arms and shoulder muscles are working out, while the big thigh muscle in the injured leg is under loaded.

Also, the inner leg muscles are not working that much because side force of the push from the step is compensated by the steering mechanism and, again, by the arms of the patient.

Be Hands Free, Train Leg and Torso Muscles on RollerFoot!

RollerFoot Colors

We just launched a new line of RollerFoot colors! Patients now have a wide range of color choices: Black, Brown (Chocolate!), Grey Marble, Sandy Speckled, and, of course, Pink.  All these are in addition to our traditional color Medical Grey. See photos on the page Features (and scroll down).

The idea is to offer our clients RollerFoot that would blend easier with their everyday clothing colors. Men and women that use RollerFoot not only at home but in the office, outside, and other public places.  Some patients previously asked for specific colors, such as black to attend a wedding, but we only had grey.  So they had to paint their RollerFoot to fit with the occasion.

Now there is so much flexibility with these six colors.  Our color choice was based on the idea that RollerFoot is sort of a shoe idem and thus should be colored accordingly. And the most basic shoe colors are black and brown. Then we added some grey and sandy to lighten things up a little.  Then we thought – Pink! Exclusively for our ladies.

We are going to present all these units in new colors at the upcoming Home Medical Equipment show MedTrade in Atlanta, GA on October 21-23. Visit our Step Dynamics booth 866.