Benefits of using an iWALK2.0
The most obvious benefit of the iWalk leg crutch in comparison to conventional crutches, is that it is hands-free. Hands-free means that there is no interruption to your normal day-to-day routine. It may sound basic, but it is a freedom that conventional crutches or other crutch alternatives (such as knee scooters) cannot provide.
Walking the dog, cooking, climbing stairs, opening a door, using the phone – all simple tasks that take on a whole new level of difficulty when you use conventional crutches.
With iWALK2.0 as your crutch alternative, you don’t have to adjust your lifestyle for weeks or months as your injury heals. Instead you can get back to a normal daily routine – going to work, shopping, playing with the kids, exercising, you can live the lifestyle you did before your injury.
Improving on traditional crutches
The iWALK2.0 improves upon conventional crutches in many significant ways:
- Enhanced mobility
- Greater comfort
- Ability to manage daily activities
- Ability to remain independent
- Improved motor function
- Improved personal safety
- Improved ability to exercise
- Improved emotional well-being
- Potential for reduction in muscle atrophy, strength and bone density loss
- Potential for shortened rehabilitation time
Men and women were not designed to support their weight under their arms, and crutch alternatives such as knee scooters cause extensive limitations to mobility.
The iWALK2.0 is the only leg crutch that allows you to bear your weight on your legs (as your body is intended) while simultaneously providing mobility far better than conventional crutches.
With the iWALK2.0 as your crutch alternative, you can walk in a more natural way, recruiting the larger, stronger muscles of your legs. You can walk faster, further and with less fatigue than is possible with conventional crutches or other alternatives to crutches (all while carrying things, to boot!)
Conventional crutches cause discomfort by putting unnatural pressure on your hands and underarms. Conventional crutches cause chafing, can rub the skin under your arms raw, cause irreparable nerve damage, and easily fatigue your hands and arms. Basically, conventional crutches make the simple act of getting around a strenuous chore. iWALK2.0 can end all of this unnecessary pain and discomfort.
Instead of bearing the weight in your arms, your weight is transferred to your shin. Note – while it may appear that the weight is supported by the knee while using the iWALK2.0, this is not the case. Your knee doesn’t bear any weight when using iWALK2.0. The iWALK2.0 functions under a similar principle as a knee scooter, where you kneel on a platform to support your weight.
Unlike other crutch alternatives, the iWALK2.0 provides this comfort in addition to unsurpassed mobility on many types of terrain, making it the obvious choice in comparison to other crutch alternatives.
Ability to manage daily activities and remain independent
Walking the dog, doing dishes, cooking, carrying a cup of coffee, making copies, pushing a shopping cart – simple tasks, right? Not on crutches.
There are a myriad of things we do every day that require use of our hands and arms. Choosing the iWALK2.0 as your substitute to the discomfort of crutches means a lower leg injury won’t restrict your daily activities. Regain your independence with the iWALK2.0.
Improved motor function and potential for shortened rehabilitation time
Conventional crutches and alternatives such as knee scooters leave your entire injured leg and hip mostly dormant. The iWALK2.0 is the only crutch alternative that fully engages the muscles of your upper leg, thigh and hip when walking and standing which improves your motor function throughout and immediately after the rehabilitation period. Moving your leg increases blood circulation, which assists the body in healing.
The additional comfort and efficiency of iWALK2.0 will also induce you to be more mobile than you would be with other mobility assistance devices.