The iWalk 3.0 vs. Other Walking Aids
The first of it’s kind in the world!
The iWALK3.0 hands-free crutch gives you your hands back – non-weight bearing but still free to use your arms and hands – no more crutches!
The first of its kind in the world, iWALK3.0 is a revolutionary hands-free knee crutch designed to meet the mobility needs of people with non-weight bearing lower leg injuries such as an Achilles rupture, broken ankle, a broken metatarsal or broken foot.
How does the iWALKfree 3.0 hands-free crutch compare to knee scooters, rollers, walkers and other walking aids?
Torn or ruptured achilles tendon
In the patients that I’ve used it with, as compared to others with whom I’ve used crutches or knee scooters, the iWALK3.0 crutch has made such a marked improvement in their life and resulted in shorter rehab periods. I’ve seen and experienced for myself how effective it is. It’s truly revolutionary, and has made a significant impact in my patients compliance and how quickly they heal.
My observation is that muscle atrophy in patients is minimal and seems to be limited to the calf, as it’s not truly engaged. The quads and other muscles are forced to work, so atrophy is reduced. Post use of the device, they don’t need to do as much work to get back to where they were, that’s part of the beauty of the device.
“In side by side comparison, I’ve seen a lot more atrophy of the quad in users of crutches and knee scooters because you’re not using them, unlike with the iWALK, where you are, constantly.”
These extracts are from an interview with Dr Elmo Agatep, clinical practitioner and Orthopedic for Team USA womens’ volleyball team. For more medical testimonials please follow the link below.