Spend a few minutes talking to 41-year-old WT Fix, and you’ll know he’s a man on the move. As a motorcycle enthusiast, firefighter with Churchville (Virginia) Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and manager of Fisher Auto, WT has no intention of watching life pass him by. Even when an amputation threatened to sideline his activities, he simply made a decision to get back into action…and he’s been living life in the fast lane ever since.
In considering other prosthetic options for his volunteer firefighting, WT decided to try the highly accommodating, patented transtibial device from iFIT—Immediate Fit, Innovative Technology. As the only adjustable preparatory device on the market, iFIT offers one-session fittings for people with amputations to get them back on their feet quickly. Further, it handles fluctuating volume levels seamlessly—great for busy people with active lives.
“I love how it fits—iFIT is the only device that hasn’t caused a problem with my tibia. It took me a little over two hours to get fitted initially, and I walked out with a finished product and haven’t experienced any issues at all,” WT says. “With my old devices, I used to have to carry extra socks with me; with iFIT, I can adjust the fit quickly and easily as my limb volume changes,” WT says. Two more great perks for WT are iFIT’s easy-on design and safer release button. “I keep it right next to my bed: It’s so easy to put on, which is good for firefighting—when I get a call I’ve got to get there quickly. And with other systems, I learned the hard way that when a release button protrudes, you risk literally losing your leg at the wrong time. With iFIT, the release button is almost recessed, which virtually eliminates any accidents.”