We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the iWALK
We understand you might be skeptical when we say the iWALK2.0 is the best crutch you’ll ever use, so we’ve provided independent research to back it up!
Use of a hands-free crutch in patients with musculoskeletal injuries
Rohit Rambani, Muhammad Saleem Shadid, and Surinder Goyal
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research
“The Hands Free Crutch (HFC) was associated with a better overall musculoskeletal functional assessment score (P<0.05), better coping, a trend towards better lower extremity function,and with performing activities around the house. The HFC was well accepted, safe, and easy to use. A clear trend for better function with the HFC was seen….
Evaluation of Crutch Energetics Using Standard and Hands Free Crutches
Amik Nagpurkar and Adam Troelier
Clinical Biomechanics, University of Guelph
“…the (conventional) crutch demonstrated the hightest energy inefficiency…”
Read More: Evaluation of crutch energetics
Prospective Clinical Evaluation Comparing Standard Axillary Crutches versus the Hands Free Crutch
A Dalton, D.Maxwell, C.M. Borkhoff, H.J. Kreder
University of Toronto, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
“The HFC (Hands Free Crutch) was associated with a better overall MFA score, better coping, and a trend toward better lower extremity function and activities around the house …”
A Hands-free Approach to Patient Mobility: Presenting the Case for a Hands-free Crutch
Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner at the
Royal Glamorgan Hospital
“One of the biggest challenges facing patients following an injury to the foot or ankle is keeping the weight off their affected leg while it heals. . . ”
Mobility Device Use in the United States – Functional Limitations of Crutch Users
H. Stephen Kaye, PhD., Taewoon Kang, Ph.D., Mitchel P. LaPlante, Ph.D.
“Respondents to the NHIS-D asked about difficulty they might have in eight areas of mobility-related function…As one might expect, the vast majority (81% of crutch users) experience mobility related functional limitation….
Read More: Mobility Device Use in United States
Comparison of Subjective and Physical Function Outcomes Using Axillary Crutches and a “Hands-Free Crutch,” in Comparison to No Crutch, for Mobility
Lim, G.A.; MacLeaod, T.D.
California State University, Sacramento Department of Physical Therapy
“Functional outcomes were better using the HFC (Hands Free Crutch) in comparison to the more standard AC (Axillary Crutches) while performing clinical outcome measures of activity…. The majority of subjects preferred the HFC while performing the SCT (Stair Climbing-Test) and 6MWT (6-minute-walk-test).”….