WalkAide: Helping You Get a Leg Up on Foot Drop WalkAide is a class II, FDA cleared medical device, designed to improve walking ability in people experiencing foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or conditions such as:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Foot Drop or Dropped Foot is a condition caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, which causes a person to drag the toe of the shoe on the ground or slap the foot on the floor. Foot drop (also known as drop foot) may result from damage to the central nervous system such as stroke, spinal cord injury,
traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. The WalkAide is designed to assist with the ability to lift the foot for those individuals who have suffered an injury to their central nervous system. The WalkAide is not designed to work with people who have damage to the lower motor neurons/peripheral nerves.
WalkAide vs. AFO
Traditionally, foot drop is treated with bracing using an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The passive treatement offered by AFOs do not promote active use of neuromuscular systems and also limits ankle range of motion. In addition, AFOs can be uncomfortable, bulky, and, if poorly fitted, produce areas of pressure and tissue breakdown. The WalkAide may replace the traditional AFO to re-engage a person's existing nerve pathways and muscles. Using the WalkAide, in most cases, frees the patient from AFO restrictions. The recruitment of existing muscles results in reduction of atrophy and walking fatigue – a common side effect of foot bracing. WalkAide users have the freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, and even sidestep.
Adjustable elbow crutches for post injury, or surgical rehabilitation.
Anatomically moulded handles.
• 1" anodized aluminium tube
• Powder coated cross bar
• PVC grips
Adjustable height from: 32 - 39" (Adult) or
26 - 33" (Small)
Folding walking stick
• 5 Sections height adjustable
• 4 Sections folding
• 7/8" aluminium tube
Tube colour: Bronze Anodized pattern
Size: 830 - 940mm
Quadruped walking stick
• 7/8" aluminium anodized tube
• Chrome plated base
• Swan neck handle
• Fitted with grey comfy moulded handles
• Suitable for left and right hand use
• Grey non-slip rubber tips
• Moulded plastic forearm
• Padded - with Velcro straps
• Adjustable hand grip
Height from handle to ground: 960 - 1130 mm
Max. Body Weight: 100 kg
Under Arm (Auxilla) crutches
SIZE ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT
Small 91 - 101cm 70g
Medium 107 - 124cm 100g
Large 125 - 148cm 1120g
Offers the user quality of life and unprecedented comfort through fully adjustable settings. Spending time on crutches adds to everyday stress and the demands of a busy and active life-style. The last thing one needs is more frustration due to the pain and discomfort of being on crutches. Consequently, the smartCRUTCH™ team has developed a new generation crutch with the user’s lifestyle in mind. This revolutionary new ergonomic design transforms quality of life and offers unprecedented comfort. A revolutionary crutch design driven through need. The revolutionary smartCRUTCH™ was developed and designed by Colin Albertyn and his team of experts. Colin’s experience with conventional crutches made him realise that there was a great need to improve the safety and comfort of a crutch and this led to this revolutionary idea being turned into an opportunity.
Made of steel tubing, coated Chrome plated handles, height adjustable with Vinyl handgrips, loop brake 50mm (2") TPR tyres. Complete with basket, tray and shopping bag.
Weight capacity: 100kg
Height adjustable handles
Pull or push down brakes available
Weight limit 100kg
• Four castors, rear two braked
• Adjustable height metal frame
• Padded platform armrests and two adjustable angle handgrips
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