“As an innovative and unique alternative to traditional forearm or axillary crutches, the smartCrutch® offers all of the same positive benefits but without the usual stress, strain and re-injury that often occurs with standard crutches."
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution partnership with Smart Crutch, Incorporated, to offer their ergonomically designed forearm walking crutch, the smartCrutch®, to a wider consumer audience. Founded and currently operated by Colin Albertyn, smartCrutch® is headquartered in Featherbrooke, South Africa, and distributed in North America by Smart Crutch, Inc. With a company committed to improving the quality of life for those suffering from injury or disability, Albertyn's journey began with improving his own. Originating from a ruptured Achilles tendon injury, Albertyn's invention of a better crutch device for himself ultimately led to his creation of the smartCrutch® and his company. With a brother who is a three time World Motocross Champion and a one time U.S. National Motocross Champion, Albertyn understands firsthand the injuries involved in professional sports and the importance of a quicker and less stressful and painful recovery time for athletes and others suffering from injury. This personal passion translated well into the invention of improved mobility products like the smartCrutch®.
The ergonomically constructed smartCrutch® is a forearm walking crutch specifically designed to incorporate all of the benefits of standard walking crutches without the compressive forces on the hands and wrists. The user simply adjusts the angle of the forearm platform to reduce or increase the amount of the weight load to the wrists and hands, instead transferring this load to the forearm which can potentially eliminate injuries commonly associated with the use of standard arm or forearm crutches. This device additionally helps to maintain proper posture, relieving stress and fatigue which can result in a safe and speedy recovery. The user's weight is evenly distributed through the hands, wrists and forearms, while keeping the elbow and wrist at a comfortable, natural angle and letting the user's hands remain free for carrying objects.
Designed to suit most individuals for both short and long term use, the aesthetically pleasing smartCrutch® is engineered with durable, but lightweight materials for the ultimate in comfort and functionality. “We are proud to introduce more consumers to the fantastic benefits of the smartCrutch® from Smart Crutch, Inc.,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “As an innovative and unique alternative to traditional forearm or axillary crutches, the smartCrutch® offers all of the same positive benefits but without the usual stress, strain and re-injury that often occurs with standard crutches. From professional athletes to someone who just had surgery, everyone can now recover more quickly and experience reduced pain, stress and fatigue with this state-of-the-art smartCrutch® available at Rehabmart.com.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.