Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – LifeGlider™ in Use

It was so much fun to walk!

“I had a great time trying out the LifeGlider yesterday and can’t wait to use it again today.

It was so much fun to walk! I haven’t been able to do my usual nightly walk because I hurt my pelvis and then my knee. My knee is still injured, but it didn’t hurt at all when I walked in the device!

This is a great alternative to crutches or a walker, things that hurt my upper body to use. Usually when I walk, I have sort of a wobbly, ataxic gait. I thought I walked pretty well until I tried the device and realized I wasted a lot of energy just trying not to fall! With the support of the device, I had better balance and could concentrate more on having a smooth gait.

Using less energy to walk also helped me walk longer distances. I was able to go to the mall and shop for the first time in months without a wheelchair. I even lasted longer walking than I usually do sitting! It was great to have the freedom to move myself. When I’m in a wheelchair, I have to rely on someone else pushing me because it hurts my upper body to wheel myself.”

~Emily

Emily Completing 5k Walk
6 Weeks