Walk Easy

The Walk Easy Company’s story began in April 1991 in 140 square feet of executive office space. Founded a few months earlier by a husband and wife team, Walk Easy was predicated on improving existing walking aids, with a focus on the forearm crutch. After all, this ambulatory aid clearly dominated most parts of the Western World. Bringing a new product to market was difficult enough; altering people’s perceptions proved immensely more challenging. The underarm (or axillary) crutch had rooted itself deeply into people’s minds as the aid of choice for the short-term patient. Time and again, the founders were told that “forearm crutches were only for the long-term physically challenged.” They countered that since they used them every day, “wouldn’t you think they’d know better?” The first order came mid-April from The Orthopaedic Appliance Facility at a San Francisco university. They liked the crutches and wanted 6 pairs by the following week. Since 1991, Walk Easy has added close to 1000 medical supply stores nationwide to their customer list. We at Careway Wellness Center are proud to carry Walk Easy’s excellent crutches. We stock them at our retail store in Woburn, Massachusetts, but if you are not in reach of our retail store, you can conveniently order them online.