Don’t Let A Broken Ankle Ruin Your Vacation!

By iWALKFree On Tuesday, August 16 th, 2016 · In iWalk-Free Blog

iWALK2.0 Saves A Family Beach Vacation!

iWALK2.0 is changing the lives of people suffering from a broken ankle or other lower leg injury. Being mobile while recovering from an offloading injury is great, but there are some instances when hands-free mobility is even more important than others, such as The Family Summer Vacation! Fantastic summer vacations can quickly become summer disasters when suffering from an unexpected lower leg injury! But wait! No need to cancel your vacation plans! iWALK2.0 is the solution for a happy vacation.

We were recently contacted by one happy customer with a broken ankle. With the help of his iWALK2.0, he was able to enjoy the sun, sand, surf and family on his summer vacation  Meet Thomas, and hear his story in his own words.

Summer Disaster Avoided  – Family Vacationing With The iWALK2.0!

broken ankle on vacation

I was three months non-weight bearing with a shattered ankle, forced to use painful, traditional crutches and bulky knee scooters. Finally, I could take no more. I started looking for an alternative and luckily found the iWALK2.0. It immediately made a huge improvement in my life. Before finding the iWALK2.0 I was afraid that we were going to have to cancel our week-long summer beach vacation. Walking on the sand, enjoying the waves with a broken ankle seemed impossible on crutches, but with the iWALK2.0 I began to think there might be a chance to salvage this vacation after all.

I had been nervous about traveling with my injury, but I knew that everything was going to be OK as soon as I got the iWALK2.0. I was able to carry heavy bags and my children through the airport. Once we arrived, I was amazed at how much I was able to do on the iWALK2.0! I could cook dinner for my family as well as clean up afterwards without pain or inconvenience. Because of the iWALK2.0’s lightweight and waterproof design, I also enjoyed walking on the sand and even playing in the waves a bit with my daughter. I even took my iWALK2.0 on a boat and felt completely comfortable walking around on deck.

iWALK 2.0 For My Broken Ankle

I spent three months non-weight bearing on other mobility devices before discovering the iWALK2.0, so I was able to make several comparisons. In confined spaces, the iWALK2.0 is much easier than a scooter or traditional crutches. You can actually sneak into a room or mill about in a crowd because you can stand and take small steps in any direction more naturally than on crutches or a knee scooter. The iWALK2.0 also worked great with my boot, and since my leg was safely elevated with the crutch, sometimes I cheated and took the boot off while on vacation.

In short, I loved my iWALK2.0. My physical therapist says I have to give it up and start bearing weight on my injured leg. I actually miss it. It gave me a normal life while I was non-weight bearing with my broken ankle. Most importantly, the iWALK2.0 let my family function even while we were on our summer beach vacation!