The Freedom Leg Brace gave me my independence

In this customer review we learn how the Freedom Leg brace from Forward Mobility gives you independence.

Freedom Leg Review: Physician interviewed about his experience Using the Freedom Leg

A doctor is asked to review his experience using the Freedom Leg brace from Forward Mobility on Calgary TV station.

Freedom Leg Brace Review: You get to live your life

Forward Mobility review: The Freedom Leg Brace allows you to live your life doing all the normal tasks can’t do on crutches. With your hands free you can safely climb stairs, stay on the job and then at the end of the day still take care of your family.

Freedom Leg Brace from Forward Mobility can help in the treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

According to statistics from the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) website, Diabetes affects 26 million people in the US and more than 366 million people worldwide and up to 25% of those with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. More than half of all foot ulcers will become infected, requiring hospitalization and 20% of infections result in amputation. This means that every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetes.


One of the important elements in the treatment of a Diabetic foot ulcer is to reduce the weight on the foot with the ulcer allowing the tissue to heal. Many people with Diabetes, especially the elderly, are not strong or stable enough to use crutches so they have not had many good options before the Freedom Leg. As mentioned in an early post, “The Freedom Leg in conjunction with a secondary device such as a cane or walker can give them safe mobility. The Freedom Leg can support their weight while the secondary device can provide additional stability.”


Renting the Freedom Leg Brace

Renting the Freedom Leg has been tried but is not the typical business model. One of the challenges with renting leg brace products is hygiene. Before they can be rented to the next person the device should be clean of any contaminants from the last user.

howitworksIt is more difficult with braces because they have so much contact with the human body. This is why leg braces in general are a purchase and not a rental item.

Freedom Leg Brace can provide a non-surgical treatment option for partial Achilles Tendon Rupture

In many cases it is possible to treat a partial Achilles Tendon Rupture with a more conservative approach that does not require surgery. This typically means 8+ weeks of non-weight bearing on the affected leg. It can be very difficult to comply with this prescription if you are using crutches. Many people are unable to consistently use crutches for such an extended period of time because of the inconvenience and pain to the back and upper body associated with continuous use. They begin to put the injured foot on the ground which can aggravate the injury so it will not heal. The result is they may then require surgery and another long non-weight bearing period.


A better solution is to use the Freedom Leg Brace from Forward Mobility to allow the Achilles Tendon to heal. Once you put on the brace you know you are non-weight bearing 100% of the time. You still have the use of your hands and there is no strain on the back or upper body. The Freedom Leg brace easily integrates into your daily routine making it much easier to comply with the doctor.

Freedom Leg Brace can help you recover from Achilles Tendon tear

The Freedom Leg Brace can be effective alternative to crutches if you have an Achilles Tendon rupture. With the Freedom Leg you walk with zero weight on the injured leg and have your hands-free providing an effective alternative.

Freedom Leg in Garage

The non-weight bearing time to recover from an Achilles tear can be from 6-12 weeks. This is a large disruption to your life if you are on crutches.  Another great benefit is that the upper leg muscles will maintain their strength and will not have the atrophy normally associated with long periods of crutch usage.

Doctors review and Recommend Freedom Leg Brace

We have had a many doctors who have personally used the Freedom Leg Brace. Without the need for crutches and their hands free they could stay on the job. We spoke with a few of them so they could review the device and talk about their experience.

The Freedom Leg Brace is safer than crutches on stairs

With your hands free to hold onto a handrail the Freedom Leg brace from Forward Mobility provides dramatically improved safety compared to crutches when going up and down stairs. For those with stairs in their home or office the Freedom Leg brace is a great alternative to crutches.

Freedom Leg Brace on Stairs

We here stories about people using crutches that have to sit down on their rear ends to go up and down stairs. This is a ridiculous way to have to get around their own home.

The Freedom Leg brace gives you the confidence that you can safely traverse stairs.

Freedom Leg Brace Review: I can stay active and still use my hands

We learn how you can stay active using Forward Mobility’s Freedom Leg Brace.  With your hands free it allows you to do activities that you can’t do with crutches.