iWalk 2.0 is a Hands Free Crutch that is so easy to use that most people adapt within 2-3 minutes. Hands free crutches promote greater Mobility and eliminate pain often associated with traditional crutches. TheiWalk 2.0 is the latest, greatest version of the classic i-walkfree. This alternative crutch is designed to allow a person with a foot or ankle injury free use of there hands and full mobility. With traditional crutches, daily activities become more difficult to accomplish, some may be impossible. The new iWalk2.0 allows the user to be mobile, without being restricted. The iWalk2.0 makes is easy to use in a persons daily life.
iWalk2.0 features an ergonomic shape that is easier and safer to use. Unlike the old iWalkfree, the new 2.0 version has a stabilizing foot that provides more stability. The stabilizing foot feature is offset to enhance balance. The bottom of this stabilizing foot contains replaceable treads that allow you to keep your iWalk hands free Crutches performing well without having to purchase a new crutch.
iWalk 2.0 Crutches are truly one size fits most, because they adjust in thigh circumference and height. Quick release buckles are added as a safety feature on these hands free crutches. Unlike previous iWalk's, there is no need to cut these to size. Simply use the instant push button height adjustment. Comfortable padding lines each adjustable strap.
iWalk 2.0 Features and Benefits
Completely hands free.
Best crutch alternative.
Adjustable crutch to serve you individual needs.
Enhances the mobility of individuals using crutches.
Provides greater comfort than traditional crutches.
Hands free crutches allow you the ability to manage daily activities.
Offers the ability to exercise.
Potential for reducing muscle atrophy, strength and bone density loss.
The injury to my right heel was painful and made normal walking impossible. I tried standard crutches but it seemed that although my mobility increased, my ability to function normally actually decreased because both of my arms and hands were now committed to maintain my leg mobility. I had to keep weight off of my heel in order to heal and could not see any viable solution to my recovery process. Then I found out about this iWalk crutch. The price was low enough to convince me to give it a try. The videos I watched sealed the deal. Just like in the videos, it took a few minutes to adapt. But adapting was easy and now I can walk with my hands free again and my heel can continue to heal. This simple leg attachment really works! My mobility is back and my hands are free to take care of all the business I need to take care of. The word about these arm less crutches needs to get out to the many who just haven’t heard about it yet.
By: George | (Posted on 4/8/14)
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Using the iWalk for Achilles tendon recovery is better than regular crutches
I read the review about the person with the Achilles tendon who bought the iWalk. I also had an injured Achilles tendon and used the iWalk to get me through the healing process. I also hated to have to curl my leg while using standard crutches and also found it exhausting trying to get from one place to another. The other review however failed to mention how the iWalk frees up your arms and hands to do stuff. Just normal everyday chores at home were impossible with standard crutches, like doing laundry, setting the table, clearing the table, washing dishes, cooking, dressing the kids and a host of other daily tasks. Standard type crutches just made the problem worst not better. I am a bit miffed that the hospital staff is still in the Stone Age when it comes to recovery from Achilles tendon surgery by prescribing standard crutches.
The iWalk helped me get through my Achilles tendon recovery process. I was able to take care of my family and get most of the household chores done. The chores I could not do, I left for my husband. With the iWalk I was no longer an invalid. I was able to get my life back and still recover from my Achilles tendon surgery. Highly recommend the iWalk for anyone with an Achilles tendon injury.
By: Oscar | (Posted on 4/23/14)
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I am a 36 year old, relatively fit mother of two. Broke my ankle playing co-ed softball (yes, I was safe) and have to be non-weight bearing for 6(!!) weeks.
Crutches suck. I immediately started to look for something to help me get thru the injury. I settled on the iWalk Free 2.0 despite my doctor thinking that it was too complicated. So glad I did.
My biggest concern was getting hands free, with a 2 and 5 year old who need a mom this gave me the most freedom. Once fitted it takes about 10-15 seconds to get on and off. I mainly use it to function around the house - dinner, laundry, cleaning up, picking up my kids, etc. you can't sit with this on (not wo bearing weight). I can wear it comfortably for about 45 mins of hobbling around the house (have worn it out with success).
To address some of the things in other reviews:
*Must be very creative to take a pee break w this on
* I was on crutches for 2 weeks prior to getting "peg leg" so my balance on my other leg was extremely good which allowed for an easy transition.
* Still feel more comfortable on stairs w the crutches but it is doable w a sturdy railing.
* the surface of the leg is plastic, not rubber but I haven't had issues w slipping on any surfaces: wood, tile, concrete, rugs.
* can vacuum, change sheets, carry children, decorate a (smaller) Christmas tree with the aid of the iWalk free.
* yes, you do look like a pirate - but it's totally worth it.
Hope this helps w your decision.
By: Jane | (Posted on 12/15/13)
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Better mobility crutch
Losing your mobility is a serious game changer. I had some surgery done on my bunions and went through a rather slow recovery. It was really difficult and painful to get around. Standard crutches just multiplied the problem even more. With standard crutches, not only was I hobbling around to get anywhere, but my arms and hands were also committed to getting the little mobility I was able to gain with crutches. Then I did some research on the Internet and found these hands free crutches. I first I though this was just a gimmick but I continued to read the information about the iWalk and was intrigued. I watched a couple of the videos and it looked like something that I could easily adapt to.
So I bought one and tried it out. It is unbelievably easy to adapt to this type of crutch. It is slower than normal walking and I would not go long distances with it, but the iWalk gives me more freedom and more mobility than standard crutches provided. Best of all, my arms and hands were free to talk on my smart phone and to do other things. Highly recommend this crutch for a lower leg injury.
By: Randy in St. Paul | (Posted on 4/16/14)
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Ouch, ouch, ouch
I purchased this after my ankle surgery thinking it might help since I have severe back problems. Took it to my doctor and upon him looking at it and testing it his reply was ...."DO NOT PUT THIS CONTRAPTION ON!!!" If you fall your problems will be way worse than an ankle. So...we tried it in the presence of the doctor and I could not do it at all. It was horrible. I was terrified of falling which is how I felt. I have since tried to get an RMA number so that I can return the unused IWalk 2.0 however, I can't seem to get a reply from anyone at IWalk now. Someone from I walk....please contact me ASAP!!! I have emailed you three times already. Thanks.
By: Joanne...Cheektowaga, NY | (Posted on 6/10/14)