The benefits of iWALK hands free crutches
Think of the fundamentals to getting on with your life. Simply opening a door, taking a phone call, carrying a drink. You can’t do these things on crutches. With the iWALK you don’t need to put your life on hold while you recover from your injury.
Here you’ll find some more benefits you might not have considered. These aren’t merely claims, they are backed up by independent research which you can find on our clinical research page
Patient Well Being
Exercise has a huge bearing on wellbeing, and it’s simply not possible with crutches. Enter iWALK. Of course, you’ll have to postpone that marathon, but maintaining an active lifestyle is still very much possible, as many iWALK users have demonstrated. Working out at the gym, golfing, bowling, even hiking. Check out our instagram, Facebook and YouTube for inspiring iWALKers.
As well as liberty, iWALK provides pain-free mobility. Crutches can really hurt the hands and shoulders, but the iWALK doesn’t need your hands and is comfortable to use for the supported leg.
A lot of secondary injuries arise from lack of ‘compliance’, that is to say, people taking shortcuts instead of using their crutches because they’re such a pain, and then injuring themselves. Patients prefer the iWALK, they want to use it because they can lead a functional lifestyle, and the injured leg is always safely out of the way.
There won’t be any of the secondary injuries that directly occur after crutch use either, such as carpal tunnel or crutch palsy. Nor will you be suffering from back and shoulder issues from poor posture associated with crutch use.
Using crutches is actually really hard work! The iWALK uses much less energy and there is considerably less patient fatigue, while still being able to walk at normal speeds.
Patients on crutches can tire easily, leading to potential accidents as they do, or taking shortcuts instead of using the crutches which can also lead to re-injury. The alternative for a tired crutch user is simply not moving instead, which as we highlighted earlier, has a detrimental effect on wellbeing.
Check out our independent research page for more details, stats and references.