Sustaining an injury that requires a period of non-weight bearing can be an incredibly challenging experience, particularly when it comes to everyday activities like taking a shower. For those who are unfamiliar, non-weight bearing injuries mean you cannot put weight on your foot and often require the use of crutches to navigate the world, which can be difficult enough on its own, let alone when it comes to personal hygiene.
Traditional crutches are not designed with showers in mind, and they can make the simple act of taking a shower a dangerous and arduous task. Not only do you have to worry about slipping and falling, but you also have to balance your injured limb while using your crutches for support.
Thankfully, there is a solution that can make showering with a non-weight bearing injury significantly easier: the iWALK3.0 Hands-Free Crutch.
The iWALK is a game-changer for those with non-weight bearing injuries and below knee amputees, as it allows for hands-free mobility. Instead of crutches, the iWALK is a crutch alternative that attaches to your leg, with the knee bent at 90 degrees and a platform to support the injured leg, allowing you to walk normally with both hands free.
When it comes to showering, the iWALK is a safe and effective solution. Unlike traditional crutches, you don’t have to worry about slipping and falling as you make your way to the shower. Instead, you can simply walk, as you normally would, without worrying about losing your balance.
Once you’re in the shower, the iWALK’s waterproof design allows you to shower safely and easily. With both hands free, you can wash yourself without having to worry about balancing on one leg or using your crutches for support. This not only makes showering safer, but it also allows for a more thorough cleaning.
In addition to the practical benefits of using the iWALK in the shower, it also provides a significant boost to your mental health. When you’re recovering from an injury, it’s easy to feel isolated and frustrated. Being able to take a shower independently, without having to rely on someone else, can be a significant boost to your self-esteem and well-being.
In conclusion, showering with a non-weight bearing injury can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. The iWALK3.0 Hands-Free Crutch provides a safe, easy, and effective solution for those with non-weight bearing injuries. By making showering easier and more accessible, the iWALK can help make the recovery process a little bit more manageable.
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