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iWALK – The Crutch with a Difference

Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Paul

We've all been there. Injury can really affect your quality of life, especially if it affects your mobility and makes it hard to get around. Ankle, Achilles tendon and Metatarsal injuries are just a few of the lower leg conditions that can make walking a real hassle, but your life doesn't have to be inconvenienced any more, thanks to the iWALK 2.0!

What is the iWALK 2.0?

The iWALK 2.0 is an innovative hands free crutch, which allows pain free mobility for a range of non-weight bearing lower leg injuries. Walking with crutches, or awkwardly manoeuvring a knee scooter doesn't have to be a struggle any more. Simply strap on the iWALK, and get back to your active lifestyle.

iWALK 2.0 vs. Crutches

Traditional crutches can put a lot of strain on your upper body, not to mention feeling unsteady and unstable. If you want to be able to hold something in your hands while you walk, or climb stairs easily, you're out of luck. Learning how to use crutches can also be a tricky learning experience, meaning many people aren't cut out for it. Others will not even have the upper body strength to effectively use underarm crutches.

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iWALK 2.0 vs. Knee Scooters/Knee Walkers

Knee scooters are lower to the floor than regular crutches, and won't put a strain on the upper body. They are also more stable, meaning you're less likely to have an accident, though they take some getting used to. It can be hard to learn how to travel in a straight line though with knee walkers. They are also slower than crutches and narrow spaces or stairs are impossible to navigate.

iWALK Benefits

The iWALK 2.0 provides the best of both worlds for a great solution to these issues. Having an injury is never a good thing, and in an ideal world you wouldn't need any mobility aids, but injury is a fact of life and mobility is hugely important. Here are some of the ways the iWALK is a better alternative to crutches or knee walkers:

  • Allows more efficient walking thanks to using the legs rather than arms for support
  • Lets you use your hands while moving around – carry a cup of tea, prepare meals, go shopping, walk your dog
  • Encourages a natural walking movement that is less awkward than crutches or knee scooters
  • No limits to accessibility – go up and down stairs, through doorways and more
  • Pain-free mobility, which doesn't put a strain on your upper body like walking with crutches does

Who Can Use the iWALK 2.0?

There are a few requirements for using hands free crutches like the iWALK, but it should be suitable for the majority of people. If you have average strength and balance (able to stand for 30 seconds on one leg), and could go up and down stairs without a handrail pre-injury, then you should be able to use the iWALK 2.0, as long as these points also apply to you:

  • Before your injury, could you walk without difficulty?
  • Is your injury to one leg only?
  • Is your injury below the knee?
  • Can you bend your injured leg 90 degrees at the knee?
  • Are you between 4’10” and 6’6"?
  • Are you under 125kg?
  • Is your upper thigh circumference (measured at the highest point of your thigh) 27" or less?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you can use the iWALK 2.0. Check the sizing chart below to make sure though. 

iWALK 2.0 Sizing

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Buy the iWALK 2.0

If you're wondering where to buy crutches, in particular hands free crutches, then look no further! Here at Health and Care we're proud to offer the iWALK 2.0 Hands Free Crutch. Make sure you check all the information, as well as the "Can I Use It?" and "Instructions" tabs, before purchasing, and enjoy your newfound mobility!