Johns Island, SC
Significant Improvement in Stability
I've had my WalkJoys for about 6 weeks. Friends all agree that I appear to walk better, though it is hard to judge on my own. I have noticed a significant improvement in my stability and hence, balance. I know this because before the WalkJoys, I was forever bumping into entryways and, sadly, bruising my poor body. Now, I virtually never bump into things and there isn't a rogue mark on my body at all. So, I am very pleased and am hopeful for further improvement as time rolls on.
Tom P, Oro Valley, AZ
I am a 78 year old retired Plastic Surgeon. I have Peripheral Neuropathy, etiology unknown. I have complete numbness resulting in loss of balance that slowly developed into full blown problems that were debilitating.
I have been using the WalkJoy for several months now and am thrilled with the results that have been fabulous. I play golf 6 days a week with amazing balance, improving my game and I am using the treadmill with increasing speed. Socially I feel more comfortable in movies and getting up from a table. My general walking has increasing length of strides and my improved balance is life changing for me. I am grateful for the wonderful way my active life has improved.
I sincerely hope more neurologists are made aware of the WalkJoy product to make their patient's lives much better.
Larry R. MD FACS Palm Beach Gardens, FL
I no longer need a walker
I have idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. For me, WalkJoy is miraculous. When I wear my WalkJoy units, my walking improves DRAMATICALLY and so does my balance. It's not a cure --- when I take them off, I'm right back to where I was before. I no longer need a walker when I am wearing the device and hold on to a cane more as a security blanket than a necessity.
Marilyn A. Newark, DE
I feel more stable and in control
Muscle strength and stamina are returning
When WalkJoy arrived, my husband was a bit skeptical but willing to give them a try. After wearing them for one full day, I noticed he had them on under his pajamas when evening arrived. I started to point out that he shouldn't wear them to bed, but he informed me he just wanted to "enjoy" them as long as possible while he was awake. After experiencing nearly 20 years of increasing debilitation due to peripheral neuropathy, he was thrilled to feel the sense of balance and control that WalkJoy gave him!
Three full weeks have passed now and he has not used his electric scooter once! He relies solely on his walker and cane without fear of falling. With each day of renewed confidence in his balance and stability, he has been able to increase his walking and exercise activities. As a result, both his muscle strength and stamina are slowly returning.
WalkJoy is an excellent product with the potential to change lives! We are so grateful to have been introduced to it.
John and Cece H. Santa Barbara, CA
I move with greater ease and balance
I have been using WalkJoy
for about 6 weeks. I have peripheral neuropathy so my feet cannot feel
the ground. This has caused me to have poor balance even though I have
had balance training in physical therapy.
As soon as I started using WalkJoy my balance improved noticeably. Smooth, shiny floors (usually marble) have long been a challenge for me, but no longer. I can now comfortably walk on these floors. I have also begun to walk my dog again. I am not as afraid of falling and am more assured when I walk.
I had been frustrated because there is no treatment for the loss of sensation caused by peripheral neuropathy and was thrilled when I learned about WalkJoy. Thanks to Walk Joy I am able to move with greater ease and balance.
Janice C. Falls Church, VA
My first reaction. . . was astonishmentMy first reaction to trying out the WalkJoy units was astonishment. Within about a dozen paces, I was walking with an almost normal gait. All without feeling anything detectable from the units.
I am 92 years old and have had idiopathic peripheral neuropathy for at least the past dozen years. I have fallen a few times, and I have to watch my feet when I walk.
The improvement when using WalkJoy is clear and almost immediately evident to me. I now wear them most of the day, every day. There is a temporary residual effect when I take them off, and it takes almost an hour before my walking gait deteriorates. WalkJoy is an excellent product, but it is not, I repeat, not a cure. My balance tests show that my proprioception is still faulty – especially when I try to stand, unsupported with my eyes closed. Don't expect miracles.
Bill T. Sarasota, FL