Gilly Peakman Testimonial – 24/03/2011
Just to say thank you for the speedy dispatch of my new Smartcrutches. They arrived this morning. Three days from order to receipt, across continents, is most impressive. As a sufferer from multiple joint osteo-arthritis, I was unsure as to how the Smartcrutch design might work for me. Having tried various angles on the fore-arm rest I have opted for a 45 degree angle. This immediately took the stress from my wrists, hands and thumbs. Also I certainly have a much better posture. My spine is more upright. I hope that, in the long term, my hip and knee pain will not deteriorate as fast due to my improved posture. I am feeling very positive about using them.
One comment : And I don’t know if this is possible with the design. Whilst the soft lining in the fore-arm rest is very comfortable, for me, I find that the heat generated makes my fore-arms perspire, thus a potential for irritation. Would the design stand up to air-holes being incorporated into the shell and lining?? I realise this might weaken the arm, and may not be possible. I hope that you don’t mind my comment. (I do not intend to do this, purely a design suggestion).
You have designed a great product. I look forward to getting around with greater ease from now.