You can find the Canadian manufacturer’s website here (http://www NULL.iwalk-free NULL.com).
There is a great page on how to use the device here (http://www NULL.iwalk-free NULL.com/videos/video_tutorial NULL.html)
Other useful places on the net:
DryPro sell a waterproof cast protector (http://www NULL.drypro NULL.ie) that comes in arm, leg and PICC line versions. They supply by mail order throughout the UK and Ireland. Could be handy if you want to have a bath or shower without wetting a cast or wound
I saw some fascinating gadgets seen at the Southampton Boat Show last week and like to mention them as examples of the kind of ingenuity that gave us the iWALKFree: The MoorFast (http://www NULL.moorfast NULL.com/)is a device to enable you to thread a line through a ring or a cleat 2 metres away, the Boatbox (http://boatbox NULL.co NULL.uk/) is a car top box that turns into an unsinkable dinghy and the Steersman (http://www NULL.steersman NULL.net) is a novel self-steering gear that uses sheet tension instead of a complicated windvane gear. Eurotherapy (http://www NULL.eurotherapy NULL.co NULL.uk)‘s vibrating device eased the discomfort of my plantar fasciitis after trudging around the show all day.
If you want to make your cast a bit more attractive, check out the fun covers from Cover My Cast (http://www NULL.cover-my-cast NULL.com/). They are also the UK distributor of the Cast Cooler (http://www NULL.cover-my-cast NULL.com/Cast_Cooler/cat257759_417943 NULL.aspx), which we hope to offer as well. I tried their demonstrator and was astonished at how effective it was at getting rid of that hot, sweaty feeling and its subsequent itchiness.
An active support community for people recovering from Achilles tendon rupture can be found at www.achillesblog.com (http://www NULL.achillesblog NULL.com) It’s a blog community where people recovering from Achilles tendon rupture write about their recovery experiences, keep track of their recovery progress, and give and receive support from other people who are going through the same injury/recovery.
There is also a central repository of information related to Achilles tendon rupture and rehabilitation.
I have just joined Istadia (http://www NULL.istadia NULL.com/) which is the global community for those in professional sport and exercise to network, promote themselves and develop business. Organised locally on a global basis, iStadia will bring together athletes (beginners to elite), coaches, sport scientists, academics and businesses involved in sport and exercise. It will create new opportunities for referrals, jobs, projects, business development, access to expert support or advice, research and shared learning. iStadia will provide a platform for connecting and collaborating with like-minded individuals through Networks, Clubs, Events, Videos, Articles, Blogs and Forums.
The BBC Ouch! Blog (http://www NULL.bbc NULL.co NULL.uk/blogs/ouch/), where the team writes frequent entries about all things disability – from news snippets, gossip and trivia through to interesting links from all over the web. There’s also the occasional guest blogger too.
My Injured Leg (http://myinjuredleg NULL.ning NULL.com/) The social network for those recovering from hip, knee, ankle or foot injuries