The resilience that pushed Amelia through rehab now encouraged her to research and design the first pair of Cool Crutches. With Clare by her side, the duo dedicated themselves to creating comfortable, silent and safe mobility aids. They produced a wide range of coloured crutches, with different patterns for extra personality.
Ten years after her accident, it seemed like Amelia might finally win the mental battle that would restore her confidence. On some days, she felt strong enough for a walking stick, but picking up a cane wasn’t the challenge — it was the voice in her head saying she didn’t want to.
The stigma surrounding mobility aids still weighed heavily on Amelia and this only deepened as she looked for a stick. Unsurprisingly, the options available were ugly and unsupportive. Regardless of injuries or conditions, Amelia and Clare wanted to offer everybody the courage to get up and go, so they set out to design the first Cool Walking Stick.
Amelia’s new cane offered way more than physical support. Getting from A to B was no longer a physical or mental challenge — it was just a way of life, Amelia was Amelia again!
Cool Crutches is now 17 years old and an award-winning brand. Amelia and Clare understand first-hand the impact disability and serious injuries have on both mental and physical health. Both founders are passionate about what they do and continue to research, design and innovate mobility aids and accessories that inspire independence and encourage the confidence needed to thrive.