Cruisin' Crutch review by Beth and Genevieve (Kent, Ohio) on Oct 10, 2014
Genevieve was a varsity gymnast, 16, and diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her hip. Treatment began immediately after diagnosis. She knew she had to endure a year of intense chemotherapy, but did not anticipate at what cost she would be cancer free. The osteosarcoma spread to the nerve bundle that controlled her leg. After five opinions from the best hospitals in the nation, it was conclusive, her leg and hip had to be amputated to remove the cancer. Minutes after she awoke from the 10-hour surgery, she posted on facebook, “cancer-free at Rush.”
After trying to use a prosthetic leg, she decided to use crutches. She depended on standard crutches we had gotten from the hospital to get around. But they hurt her wrists, arms and hands.On our way to a doctor appointment one day, the metal crutch cut through the rubber bottom and slid out from underneath Genevieve. She fell. She was so sad, mad, and frustrated. After all she had to endure, this didn’t seem fair.
We were contacted by Bob Hendricks, General Manager of Go Steady. He has brought Genevieve crutches ever since. Each time, better, and improved, reflecting feedback from users. The applied ergonomics make these crutches very comfortable. Genevieve has used these crutches for two years. She survived last winter without a single fall, largely due to her dependable crutches. Genevieve has used Go Steady crutches everywhere she goes and feels secure. She has been in the ocean, sand dunes, on ice, snow, and cobblestone streets. She navigated her high school, called the “castle on the hill,” and now gets around the Kent State University campus without incident. As a parent, I am so grateful for Go Steady. I feel secure knowing Genevieve has crutches that she can depend on-as their motto states: Mobility with security. Thank you Go Steady!0 Comments »
Flexi-Tip review by Peter (Tucson, Arizona) on Jul 11, 2013
Great job on the tips guys. Mine are still going strong after two years.0 Comments »
Combo Cane Cruisin' Crutch Flexi-Tip Grooved Grip review by Troy (Burlington, Wisconsin) on Jul 1, 2013
No doubt the best products of this type on the market! My patients all think it’s the cane they saw on TV until they take a closer look and see that it’s much better. No more slipping. Very versatile. Cane will now stand on it’s own. The grips are the most comfortable I have encountered and the crutch armpit pads are very comfortable as well. Very impressed!0 Comments »
Cruisin' Crutch review by Maria (Mundelein, Illinois) on Feb 13, 2013
I wanted to thank you for coming up with a creative crutch. You have a winner, as you already know. Your crutches are more comfortable than conventional ones. The arm cushion feels big compared to the regular one but one gets familiar with it very quickly. The handgrips are the perfect size; the material used has the appropriate consistency that allows the body weight to be better distributed throughout the hand and not only in the middle of the palm. The articulated tip at the end of the crutch helps maintain the grip to the surface much better than the conventional one. The design turns heads, starting with the ones from the PTs to other people walking around.
Thank you again for providing safe crutches!! No more falling downstairs! The foot/tip could now be at an angle and I was not slipping. Easier to use when snow is present. I even used the tips to reach stuff at supermarkets that were on the higher racks.0 Comments »