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Crutches | I-Walk Free Crutch

Crutches | I-Walk Free Crutch
A simple effective hands free crutch. Can be used by most people and makes life a lot easier when you're recovering from injury!
Price:
NZ$ 285.00 including GST
 
NZ$ 247.83 excluding GST
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The I-Walk Free hands-free crutch and temporary lower leg prosthetic - Made in the USA.

To use simply kneel on the lower leg platform which bears most of your weight.

You can comfortably kneel on your shin for extended periods without experiencing discomfort or fatigue.

The three straps cinch around your leg to stabilize you during standing and walking. Your hands and arms are not involved giving you freedom to carry items and go about your day.

Typical injuries that a hands-free crutch are appropriate for include (but are not limited to) any sprain, strain, fracture, dislocation or surgery to the lower leg, ankle or foot.  Common conditions we experience are sprained ankles, fractures of the lower leg, foot or ankle, Achilles tendon injuries and surgeries, foot surgeries such as bunion or foot ulcer correction. The iWALK 2.0 crutch is also useful as a gateway device during prosthetic limb transition periods or as a shower/swim prosthetic for users of permanent prosthetic limbs.  In short, if you’ve sustained an injury to your lower calf, ankle or foot, and you need to be non-weight bearing, then iWALK 2.0 crutch is a great option to avoid the pain and inconvenience of conventional crutches. 

If you are suffering from lower leg, foot, and ankle injuries and are required to be non-weight bearing during recovery, then you can use the iWalk 2.0 crutch to improve your quality of life during rehabilitation.

However, every injury is unique, so we always recommend that you consult with your health care professional before choosing any rehabilitation device.

You are a good candidate for a crutch alternative like the iWalk if:

  • Prior to your injury you were not challenged by normal ambulatory activities such as walking, climbing stairs, etc.
  • Your injury is to one leg (or foot, ankle or Achilles tendon) only.
  • Your injury is to the lower leg, ankle, Achilles tendon or foot and requires you to be non-weight bearing during your rehabilitation
  • You are between 4’10” (147CM) and 6’6” (198cm). The iWALK 2.0 is fully adjustable for a wide range of heights and leg sizes.  If you fall outside of this range, contact us for an individual assessment first. Please note that these heights are for average leg lengths only, for a more accurate range of lengths the iWALK 2.0 will work for, please refer to the below image.

  • You weigh 275 pounds (125 kg) or less and your maximum leg circumference is 27 inches (69 cm) or less (measurement taken as high as possible on the thigh).
  • If you’re wearing a cast, make sure you can still bend your knee to 90 degrees.

A good quick test to see if the iWALK 2.0 might be suitable is to place the shin  of the injured leg (with your leg bent 90 degrees) on a padded bench or chair. If you can carry weight in this manner  for a few minutes and the shin and knee remain comfortable, this is a very good indication that iWALK 2.0 will work for you. 

There are exceptions to the guidelines provided above, so if you fall outside of those listed here, don’t be discouraged – just give us a call so we can discuss your specific circumstances.

iWALK 2.0 may not be suited for:

  • People that have poor health, diminished strength or who have any mobility challenges that are unrelated to the injury.
  • Those that are significantly overweight are not ideal candidates, but that does not mean it won't work! Contact us for an individual assessment. 
  • Those that are unwilling to spend one to two hours to become proficient in using the iWALK 2.0. (We’ve seen many cases where users get used to iWALK 2.0 in minutes, but everyone is different).
  • People with injuries to the knee or upper leg.

Dimensions: 16.75 x 8.0 x 5.5 , 4.5 Pounds

 

Please Note: For immediate and prompt service please call us on 0800 243 866 during our opening hours. For online enquiries, using the Enquiry Form shown above, please note we may take up to 3 business days to respond.