Testimonials

Multiple Sclerosis

I have had Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years now, symptoms for 30. My main symptom is balance and stability. This past year I fell twice resulting in a broken back… and their biggest concern for sending me home was my outdated walker. The physical therapist showed me a U-Step walker that was far more stable than my dinosaur. I was able to use the U-Step for the duration of my stay….the owner of U-Step, Jonathan Miller took time to demonstrate the improved U-Step II for me [at the showroom], and to my great satisfaction, it was perfectly designed for people like me! The U-Step II…has the stability I need to prevent falls, zoom around and the turning radius allows me to get out of tight areas. The bumper guards protect my furniture! The unique curb access is awesome, I don’t worry about having to stop and pick up my walker and risk losing my balance.

This is something I highly recommend to anyone with balance issues.  Thank you for a great design.

Karin Schmidt

Ataxia

I have ataxia, and I knew that I was needing something because I was having a lot of trouble getting around outside. I was avoiding doing things outside with friends and family because of the ambulatory issue.

Now that I have the u-step, I am more active outside. Over the weekend I participated in my first 5K. I walked, but I made it the whole way! Without the U-Step, I could never be able to make it a quarter of the distance. When I go mall walking and shopping, it is right there along with me. I have noticed that when I am out and about, I have more confidence. It has had a profound impact on my outlook. Thank you so much for creating this amazing aid!

Emily Medina

Parkinson’s disease

“We just got [our UStep walker] today, we’ve had it for about 3 hours, and my husband is already in love with it…He can already tell he’s standing straighter, and using muscles in his legs that he wasn’t and to feel engaging before with the old walker. He’s confident that it will help him rehabilitate to walking easier and better for longer periods.

Thank you for making such a wonderful product and for being so helpful and courteous and friendly. Our experience with your company has been 100% positive.”

Julia Clark

I can not tell you what [U-Step]  has done for my father and his stability in walking! He has always been an avid walker but as his PK has progressed he started falling more and more. Last year he had a hip replacement and 4 broken ribs! His U-Step II has become another appendage for him.

He loves carrying everything: his razor, newspaper, wallet, and snacks are almost always found in the basket. He is now able to go outside and get the mail and carry it himself, something that has become a ritual for him. We also get comments from everyone who sees the walker and is so impressed with how well the caster wheels allow him to turn easily and with the U-shaped design which provides a level of independence because I don’t have to worry about him falling. The laser light that we added really helped him to “stay in the walker”, something that he had so much trouble with when using his old walker.

The fact that the “normal” state of the brakes is that they are on and that it can only move if you have disengaged them when ready to walk is a safety feature that should be on ALL walkers. I am looking forward to another summer of walking everywhere with him once he gets his “new set of wheels”!

Bonnie Sue Fisher

“We highly recommend the U-Step II Walker. My husband has early onset progressive Parkinson’s disease and is at high risk for falls.  In the past he has owned 3 different type walkers and we have found the U-step II walker to be by far the best walker available for its ease of use, comfort, and stability in preventing falls. Love the fact it has an adjustable tension control to add more resistance if needed and that the user must squeeze the brake lever in order for the walker to move forward.  These great features prevent the walker from going too fast while allowing user to maintain full control at all times. It also folds up flatter than other walkers for ease of transporting.”

Mr & Mrs Clark From NC

My dad has Parkinson’s and used the U-Step walker for the first time at a rehab facility when he was recovering from pneumonia. The physical therapists told us that he was much better making turns using the U-Step. They let us try it out at the house when he came home. He liked it so much and maneuvered so well with it we got one for him. It is lot sturdier than a standard walker so it helps him tremendously with his balance and stability. The U-Step walker has been the best thing we have found to keep my dad safe and to prevent him from falls.

Mitzi

My husband has been using a U-STEP II walker for the last three years. It has literally kept him out of a wheelchair.  It is well built and extremely versatile. We are ordering a second U-Step so that we can keep one in the car for long walks and for visiting friends. I highly recommend purchasing a U-Step if you are concerned about mobility. It is an excellent product and has increased our quality of life.

M Clarkson

Before getting the U-Step II,  I used a cane and I could not even walk around the block.  The first time I went walking with my U-Step, I was able to walk for over a mile with my wife. My internist cannot get over how much my stride has improved.  I like that I stand up straight with it.  I feel very safe walking now and it has make getting around so much easier.

John Harper

I just received my my U-Step II. Thank you, thank you and thank you!  This is one of the nicest designed things I have ever seen.  It is something designed by a Swiss watchmaker.  It is a piece of art.  I am really thankful for this walker – I thought I lost my ability to walk.  I got it back! Thank you!

Joseph Marley

Thank you so much Jonathan. My uncle is 89 and I cannot tell you how much he loves the U-Step. His physical therapists were awed by it. We certainly appreciate your help.

Linda Wismer

[The U-Step] is stable, easy to fold and exactly as advertised. It arrived in a timely manner and with suitable instructions for the small amount of attaching parts.

Jean Justeau Payneon, Amazon

My dad is so much safer using this walker in his home. It is well made and very sturdy. It has given me a little more peace of mind that he is safer with this type of walker.

Jillon

Easy to set up. good customer service. My wife feels more secure when she uses it.

Ray Thompsonon, Amazon

Great walker! This walker has been an amazing aid for our son. It has given him some independence and confidence with his walking.

Shelia Ron, Amazon

“My wife Harriet has Parkinson’s Disease. My wife had been having balance problems and many, many falls.  She was a frequent emergency room visitor with black and blue marks over one side of her entire body.  She had suffered 3 broken ribs and a fall in the bathroom where she hit her head and took four staples to close the wound. Then in August of 2015, we got the U-Step Walker… She doesn’t go anywhere without it in front of her It’s a part of her life, of our life.  There has been no falls since we got the U-Step Walker. The U-Step Walker literally saved her life.”

Burt Gavzer

My mother purchased a U-Step II a few years ago and recently (2017) ordered the upgraded version.  The U-Step II practically comes fully assembled right out of the box.  I like that the controls for the laser module have moved to the handlebar, making it much easier than bending down to adjust it.  The wheels are slightly larger, making them more stable and resilient to wear and tear.  The seat has a built-in basket, is sturdier and boasts a magnetic shut and close feature. The wires stay in place with much less chance of getting caught, and the knobs make adjust the height of the handlebars easier. The red light option that provides a visual cue for walking stays on longer but uses less battery.  Even traveling with the U-Step has become easier because of the simple-to-use plastic lock that holds the unit in place after it has been folded.  Basically,  anything that could have been improved was improved.

Only an inventor like Jonathan, who was inspired to invent the U-Step for Parkinson’s patients like his mother, could have enhanced such a wonderful walking aide.  What a blessing the U-Step II has been to my ninety-two-year-old mother, who can continue to walk and maintain her mobility around the house and keep a sense of independence.

Grace April

I am an 84-year-old retired attorney who has had Parkinson’s for about ten years.   About two years ago,  I went to a Health South rehabilitation center for my walking issues.  I came in with a basic walker with tennis balls on the rear legs.  My therapist recommended I try the U-Step II.  The first time I tried it, I was able to walk so much faster and better than with the walker I had been using every day.  As I used it more, I got better and better.   I discarded my walker and got a U-Step II.  It totally changed my ability to walk.  I did not need to use the laser beam, but for the people who do it is great.   Aside from in the house, I use the U-Step II when going to restaurants, Church, and many other places.  I feel a greater command of my Parkinson’s. It was built low to the ground for stability and is well made and engineered well.  It has made a huge difference in my independence and I would recommend it to anyone with a balance problem.

J Hart

My husband just received his new U-Step walker. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 14 years ago, and is turning 80. In only four days, he has gone from being stooped over, pushing his old walker and leaning on it, to standing upright and walking with his instep reaching the guide light.  

We had to take it up to our local hospital and show the physical therapists and his family doctor the big difference.  A number of people stopped us to ask about the walker. He was able to walk/stand continuously for 35 minutes today, the longest he has been able to do that in several yearsWe will be going to a local Parkinson’s support group this week to show the walker to other patients.  I am so grateful to Ron’s neurologist for telling us about the walker and ordering it for us, and to U-Step for developing this!

Judith Smith

Your invention is fabulous. Just yesterday, my mother said that twice it has saved her from falling because of its design and stability. That is a major blessing and brings you great merit, and I hope I share in this a little since I got the U-Step for her and convinced her to use it.

Falling is a huge risk for her and she has had 8 major surgeries, many being joint replacements due to falls. She also has Parkinson’s, and the walker is , as people call it at her retirement home, “a Rolls Royce.”  Considering that Medicare paid for the entire thing with a doctor’s prescription, I can’t see any reason why anyone would take risks with these stupid, bone-breaking tri-wheeled things.

Tom Olson

My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in January 2014.  By this time, she had been using a traditional walker with two wheels on the front legs and skids on the rear legs for two years.  It was very hard for her to make turns and to move from a sit to standing.  We visited her neurologist to get an order for a power scooter but the doctor thought Mom would be able to use a U-Step walker.  Mom first tried it at her doctor’s office and even though she could walk better, she still objected and wanted the scooter.  That’s when the doctor told her that if she didn’t ‘move it, she’d lose it’, meaning, use your muscles or they will stop working for you.  Mom and I reached a deal; Try the U-Step for 2-weeks.  If she wasn’t able to walk better and safer, we would take the next step and get the scooter.  That was three years ago.  She’s still walking with her U-Step.

Steve Klopfer

U -step walking stabilizer .. Awesome. A must-have piece of equipment for people with balance problems… It is so stable and having the reverse braking system allows me to feel more secure.

Mary, Amazon

I am a home health PT and work with a lot of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This week, I helped a patient get a U-Step walker. It’s the first one I’ve worked with in my career. I just had to write to tell you this walker is a miracle. My patient has been wheelchair bound for almost a year. We’ve worked in therapy with other walkers and different exercises, gait training, safety awareness with no luck in increasing his function. After two visits with his U-Step, he is ambulating without assist and will now be able to leave assisted living and move back home with his wife! It has truly given him his life back...I just had to write to thank you for such a great product. It is changing the lives of people who may have given up hope on being able to walk again!

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