Kim from Shropshire has become the first person in the UK to own an officially-imported iWALKFree hands-free crutch.
Kim (45) is preparing for a Sub-Talar Fusion operation, which will require her to put no weight on her ankle for at least 8 weeks. Careful planning has included relocating to a town-centre house with a downstairs bathroom and level access to the street.
But there was one thing stopping her from going ahead with the surgery: “I know how grim it is using ordinary crutches,” said Kim, who damaged her ankles in a serious car accident in 1990. Undaunted, she has travelled independently through Australia, Thailand and Bali before returning to the UK to prepare for her operation.
“A friend saw Simon Rimmer cooking on Saturday Kitchen standing on an iWALKFree and I thought, that’s the missing piece. I can go for it now. The iWALKFree is just what you need if you live on your own, or if you value your independence.”