Shock-absorbing, anti-slip Flexyfoot is designed to replace the old fashioned ferrule (or rubber tip) on these aids and revolutionise walking for the injured or infirm. Flexyfoot gives 50% more grip on floors and ground surfaces than ferrules, and eases the significant aches and pains associated with constant stress and impact on joints. With its patented air-sprung technology, Flexyfoot bends and can rotate by 360 degrees, meaning users can easily turn on their walking aids.
Flexyfoot suits people of all ages and levels of fitness, from sportsmen to children to the elderly, either on a temporary or permanent basis. It has been developed over three years, trialled with leading orthopaedic and physiotherapy experts – and tested exhaustively to surpass standards.
Flexyfoot is being aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and surgeons. It offers benefits for both health professional and patient. In addition to increased mobility, comfort and security, fewer follow-up appointments are likely due to fewer slips and falls. Users are also reporting reduced musculoskeletal problems.
Robert Simonis FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Peters Hospital, Surrey, who trialled Flexyfoot added: I have no hesitation in recommending FlexyFoot. It is safer, quicker and easier to use than a standard crutch ferrule. The tread is always flat on the ground, maximising grip and preventing slippage. Shock absorbency and free rotation reduces strain on the arms and upper body. Patients of all ages, shapes and sizes find them more comfortable and having used them will not go back to using an old fashioned crutch.