This week I’m reviewing smartCRUTCH. These are the very reason I’m affectionately known as Robo Mom by my 6 year old. Every time I use them, AJ makes robotic sound effects. It always makes me and his Daddy giggle. Anybody who has used traditional crutches for an extended period of time, knows how uncomfortable they can become after awhile. So much so, that you are almost tempted to not use them. If you’re like me and you have weak and loose wrists, then traditional crutches often do more damage than good.
I came across smartCRUTCH when someone enquired about them on an Irish EDS FB support group. After doing some research, I put them on my Santa list for Christmas. During my pregnancy, I suffered from severe Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) and was using traditional crutches to get around. My father bought me the crutches for Christmas. Traditional crutches can present numerous problems and therefore are sometimes a hindrance rather than a benefit.
smartCRUTCH are suitable for anyone who needs crutches long term or regularly. They are ideal for people with the following conditions:
Guillain Barre Syndrome.
Hip or knee Replacement.
Achilles Tendon injuries.
Broken Lower limbs, fractures or injuries.
The folks at smartCRUTCH say:
“The unique design of smartCRUTCH spreads the entire load over your whole forearm which absolutely releases the pressure and pain from the hands and wrists.
It is paramount for people with disabilities to be able to use crutches comfortably. Just standing or walking allow for improved bone growth, helping blood circulation, reducing bladder infections and pressure lesions.”
Well? What’s the verdict?
Yes, yes and yes. The smartCRUTCH was a Godsend. Not only were they functional and comfortable, they look more pleasing to the eye than conventional crutches. I chose the purple crutches for myself as they match most of my wardrobe. You have the ability to adjust the height as well as the platform angle position taking more or less load off your forearm. This is done by simply loosing the spline plate and adjusting to your unique position preference. Handle position can also be adjusted to suite the length of your forearm.
They are far more comfortable than any other crutches I have used and let’s face it, they look badass. They come in a wide range of colours and accessories to suit your style and personality.
In addition to their functionality, smartCRUTCH are also very reasonably priced. Mine cost approximately €100.
All in all, the smartCRUTCH is fantastic. Delivery was fairly quick too. I highly recommend them for anyone with long term mobility issues.
Out of 5, I give the smartCRUTCH 5/5.
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