In September 2013, iWALK2.0 changed the game once more and launched the next generation of hands free crutches – the iWALK2.0 (seen at left).
The iWALK2.0 was carefully engineered to be easier to learn, more comfortable and efficient at an even lower price. It includes a host of features including a lateral component on the foot so that this “peg leg” works under the same principles as an actual foot! Everything we’ve learned about hands free crutches (and we are the industry leader) has been incorporated into this break-through evolution.
This revolutionary new product was previewed to the medical community to rave reviews. Orthopedics, Podiatrists, Physical Therapists, Prosthetists can all agree that the iWALK2.0 is a huge step forward (pun intended) in the world of lower leg rehabilitation.
Sorry, but iWALK2.0 isn’t for everyone
We wish that we could help everyone avoid the pain and inconvenience of using crutches, but we can’t. While the iWALK2.0 Hands Free can and does bring new mobility and functionality to the lives of countless people, it does have its limitations.
You are a good candidate for the iWALK2.0 if:
- You are in generally good health and 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 or ankle) only.
- Your injury is to the lower leg, ankle or foot and requires you to be non-weight bearing during your rehabilitation
- You are between 5’0” (152CM) and 6’6” (198cm). The iWALK2.0 is fully adjustable for a wide range of heights and leg sizes. If you fall outside of this range, iWALK2.0 might still work for you, but contact us for an individual assessment first.
- 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, it doesn’t extend beyond half way up your calf.
A good quick test to see if the iWALK2.0 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 good indication that iWALK2.0 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.