TLC Knee Scooter
Hi, I'm Sophie Harris, owner of Eastside Mobility and this is my testimony. My own TLC story began in the spring of 2006 when I was told that I needed ankle surgery due to an old injury that never fully healed.
I shuddered at the thought of being on crutches for 4 weeks during my recovery time. Not only had I already had firsthand experience with the discomfort that crutches cause, but more importantly I now had 2 young and active boys at home.
My doctor recommended renting a knee scooter instead of using crutches, and by chance I discovered the TLC. Using the TLC, I remained active and mobile. Its turning capability actually allowed me to steer the knee scooter with one hand while carrying my littlest with the other arm. The TLC became invaluable to me and my family. I recognized then that I needed to help make this fabulous product available to others, all while offering the best service I could possibly provide.
What is the TLC?
The Turning Leg Caddy (TLC) is a four-wheeled, steerable kneeling scooter which comfortably supports the injured limb and is propelled using the good leg. It is useful for mobility when the foot or ankle can not bear weight.
- Is an alternative to crutches, traditional walkers and wheelchairs
- Allows access to confined spaces difficult for walkers and wheelchairs
- Leaves both hands free for daily tasks
- Has more maneuverability than a walker or wheelchair
- Is easy to transport.
Who should use the TLC?
If you can't put weight on a foot or ankle because of injury, illness or surgery, a knee scooter may be just what you need.
Knee scooters avoid underarm discomfort, balance problems and other adverse consequences of crutches and walkers.
The TLC offers mobility necessary to remain active and independent.
A TLC is for:
- Independent, active individuals
- People with foot or ankle injuries
- Individuals having foot/ankle surgery
- Diabetics with Charcot joint disease, ulcers or other complications
- Patients with bunionectomies, achilles tendon problems, or foot reconstruction
- Clients with neuromuscular problems, arthritis, or amputations
A TLC allows you to:
- Return to normal activity quickly
- Avoid injury to wrist, arm and shoulders from crutches
- Use your hands freely
- Keep weight evenly distributed on hips
Why choose the TLC?
Features of the TLC:
- Meets doctors' requirements for total non-weight bearing
- Easily adjustable to patient heights from 4' 10" to 6' 6" tall
- Easily adjustable from left to right ankle
- Accommodates weight up to 350 pounds
- Steers like a bicycle rather than like a shopping cart. Turns easily but not so sharply as to cause instability. 120 degree turn radius.
- Comfortable knee pads attached with Velcro
- Large wheel size and handlebar steering
- Hand brake
- Light weight (apprx 23 pounds) with a foldable steering column for easy transport and storage