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6 Ways to Stay Fit on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams



apple_a_day-resized-600When you have surgery or injure your foot or ankle, you may worry about being in the non-weight bearing state for an extended period of time. Whether you like to run, swim, or stay active in other ways, you don’t want your situation to keep you from staying as fit as possible. Though you will have to change your regular work out routine, there are still ways to stay fit, even on crutches. Here are a few examples.

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6 Tips for Walking on Snow and Ice with Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams


6 Tips for walking on snow and ice with crutchesWhen you are on crutches, nothing is easy. Walking on the snow and ice is never easy, even when you have two feet! When you are on crutches, it is even more of a challenge. You don’t want to slip and fall and injure yourself any further, that is for sure! Even if you feel like you are athletic and at the top of your physical game, accidents can happen. Here are a few tips to help you walk safely on snow and ice this winter.


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Halloween Fun Decorating your Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab




When you have unsightly crutches by your side for an important holiday like Halloween, you might feel despair. 

There is no way they are going to fit into your costume, right? 

Well, if you pick the right costume, you can decorate your crutches to look like part of your attire! 


Here are a few ideas:


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Topics: Tips, kids on crutches, Holidays

What to be for Halloween when on Crutches?

Posted by Tom Schwab


Crutches can be cumbersome around Halloween for many different reasons.  You know it’s harder to get from place to place so trick or treating will not be a breeze this year.  But even just your costume alone might be hindered because of the crutches. 

You know you don’t have a choice; you have to take your crutches along with you while you enjoy the Halloween festivities.  But there are a few ways you can make them fit in rather than stand out.  One way is to simply create a costume that needs crutches, or can at least hide them in some way or another.  Here are a few ideas.


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Topics: Tips, Holidays

23 Cool Halloween Costume Ideas for Kid on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

23 Cool Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids on Crutches


If your child is injured on Halloween this year, he or she might be disappointed about the costume choices available. 

However, crutches do not have to stop a child from enjoying a night of dress up.  

Who knew the injury could lead to sympathy and more candy.  They might just want to go on crutches every year.  Here are the 23 Coolest Halloween costume ideas for kids on crutches.



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Topics: Tips, kids on crutches, Helping someone on crutches, Holidays

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