If freezing of gait (FOG), balance, or instability are issues for you, and you use an assistive device such as a walker or cane, the NexStride might be a great option for you.
Approximately 30-67% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s experience FOG, and that number goes up the longer people live with Parkinson's. When someone experiences it, it's as if their feet are glued to the floor. They want to move. They are consciously telling their body to move. Yet, nothing.
NexStride by De Oro Devices uses visual and audio cues to assist users in overcoming FOG. The adaptive design easily mounts to canes, walkers, or walking poles to restore mobility and reduce the risk of falls. We recently sat down with Sidney Collins, the brains behind NexStride, and physical therapist Maria Allen and occupational therapist Carol Chiang to talk about where the idea came from, how Sidney got it off the ground, and the people who are able to move better because of it. (More of those stories here.) You can watch the video below.
NexStride - Learn more about NexStride and how it works here.
Parkinson's Wellness Fund - DeOro Devices has partnered with Parkinson's Wellness Fund, and they will cover the cost for those needing financial assistance.
Veteran's Administration - DeOro is an approved vendor for the VA, so any veteran can get the device for free.
Exercising, Freezing of Gait, and Postural Instability with Jay Alberts, PhD
Preventing Falls and Falling Safely with Hanna Fuge, DPT
Gait, Balance, and Falling in Parkinson's with the Living with Parkinson's Meetup panel
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