"I was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner, put up my Christmas decorations, and ride up and down the escalators at Macy's while carrying my shopping bags last weekend, thanks to the iWALK2.0!"
I'm 55 years old and fairly athletic for my age. I purchased the original iWALKFree after foot reconstruction surgery.
I was able to go up and down the stairs in my home, as well as complete other activities of daily living requiring the use of both hands and arms during the 4-6 weeks of non-weight bearing on my right foot.I purchased the all new iWALK2.0 when I had the same surgery, this time on my left foot. I took it out of the box, put it together and started walking on it right away.
I find the iWALK2.0 to be much lighter and the straps easier to operate. There's also a handle at the top of the crutch that doubles as a cane if needed. I find I have more confidence with the iWALK2.0, in terms of getting in and out of it, so I am much more confident donning it in public. During what might have been a dull holiday weekend spent confined to my upstairs bedroom, I was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner, put up my Christmas decorations, and ride up and down the escalators at Macy's while carrying my shopping bags last weekend, thanks to the iWALK2.0! I absolutely don't know what I would have done without the use of the iWALK2.0! While a knee scooter is handy, it is simply not practical in a multi-level home.
I recommend both of these products to anyone with a below-the-knee injury; however, I must admit I am partial to the iWALK2.0 for the ease of donning and securing the straps.
These devices have given me precious freedom during two extremely confining post operative recovery periods.