“The U-Step walker has changed my life. I just love that I can have confidence to walk securely. I have more energy to walk because I can walk steadily and correctly. I do a lot of walking to shops in the area – if I can walk there, I’ll go because I have a walker that gives me confidence that I can make it. I have more energy to do more things because I’m not struggling to stay upright and not fall. I also love all the ways to carry things wherever I go. Thanks again for a great product!”
“I have Parkinson’s disease and recently, since my DBS, have developed freezing of gait. It makes walking, in addition to my dystonia, exhausting and scary. I could no longer get my feet to get me from point a to point b.
I finally decided I needed assistance so I phoned my MDS at the Cleveland Clinic to ask for a script for a walker. That same day a gal from UStep in Skokie Illinois phoned and my walker was on its way the next day. I also had a 2 week trial period.
The video shows me using my U-Step the day it arrived. It’s well built and very sturdy. The laser has given me the ability to beat the freeze and walk. It’s given me some of my lost independence for which there aren’t words to describe the joy.”
“I am 84 years old, battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease. I like that my new U Step Neuro Walker is comfortable with nice seating and gives me more confidence and security in my mobility. The adjustable handles make sure that they are at the appropriate height for me! The five wheels also make the walker very sturdy. The laser beam helps me walk at the right stride and I feel as though I can walk farther with less effort.”
“Hi, my name is Peter Croke. I have had trouble walking for the past 25 years. It (The U-step) was recommended by my home care therapist back in January when I fell and broke two bones at the bottom of my leg and had to have surgery.
I am very thankful for the U-step and have used it ever since.
I like that it brakes first, so when I am unsteady, I know that the walker is solid, and when I relax, I can go forward by pressing the handles. Again, Thank you for the walker, as the other walkers do not reach my height. (I am 6 ft tall).”
“ U-step has been an absolute God send! My only regret is that I did not know about it sooner!
My mother was having difficulty with stability, and was falling frequently.
She went from totally independent, to totally dependent just to walk. We had tried other walkers, but none of those worked in her favour.
Her neurologist recommended U-step.
I was optimistic while ordering. But the day it arrived, it was like no walker I had ever seen! We stood my mom up and had her do a test run!
She has been unstoppable since!
U-step gave her back her independence, and gave us a piece of mind!
We now go on our daily walks again without worrying about her falling. The built in brake system prevents her from letting the U-step from getting away from her, and the built in seat allows her to take as many breaks she needs, without worrying about when we will get to a place where she can sit and rest! The under seat storage compartment is SO AMAZING! It allows her to carry, snacks, purse, cell phone medication, and hydration at all times while keeping her hands free!
I would recommend U-step 1000x to anyone who may have a loved one one instability issues. They would not be disappointed! “
“I have Parkinson’s disease; The U-step is indispensable to a good quality of life for people like me”
“As a parkinsons patient I have FOG (freezing of gait). I can be walking and for no apparent reason my legs stop working – sometime for minutes. It can be very frustrating. A physical therapist found that I reacted to visual signals by attaching a dart board laser line to a walker. That led to the U-step II with the laser line. It worked so well for me that I now have 2 – 1 in the house and 1 in the back of my SUV. Since our house as multiple levels I also have canes with laser prompts for when I am on a level where I don’t have the walker. It has made a real difference in my mobility.”
“He (Wayne) has Parkinson’s so we purchased the UStep II for him. His MDS neurologist, Dr. David Shprecher, and his staff at Banner Sun Health Research Institute highly recommended it to us for his recovery from a broken femur for added balance security and walking safety.
They had one at the office that he was able to practice walking with prior to purchase which was ideal.
I came home and ordered one immediately! As his care partner, I am able to lift it in and out of our SUV which is critically important to using this equipment. Fortunately, he completed his physical therapy for his injury and is stronger than ever so he’s not using any walking assistance devices at this time. We are definitely storing it for future use!”
“(Before the U-step) I had an old school walker that made it very hard to get around. I could not use a rollator walker because I have Parkinson’s. I tend to pitch forward and can’t stop, making me a fall risk.
My wife researched walkers for Parkinson’s patients and found your website. It was highly recommended by neurologists. When I spoke to my doctor about it she was onboard with me getting one.
The U-Step has made me more mobile again. I can take it anywhere and not be afraid of falling. And most of all I can enjoy being outdoors again! It has truly made my life better.”
“I have had Parkinson’s Disease for 24 years and have been struggling with my mobility for at least the last 10 years. I tried using a cane, but I would use it for balance more than walking. Over the years, I have started to lean to the right while I walk and can end up running around n a circle to stop myself from falling, but 9 out of 10 times, I end up falling. (The U-Step) was recommended by my neurologist, but other people I have talked to have all said they love it because it greatly improves their stability and prevents falls. People even said that they would have fallen while using conventional walkers.
I have found that the U-Step walker has proved my stability and endurance and has eliminated my leaning to the right, which has removed my chances of falling. It has also improved my confidence in my walking ability which has improved my self-assurance when going out.”
“I have a rare neurological disease called Multiple System Atrophy. This condition leaves me unable to walk without assistance.
I have tried several different types of walkers, but none gave me the stability, nor the freedom of mobility that I’ve experienced when using the U-Step.”
“I am so glad I purchased the U-Step. I feel much more #secure with this walker. It has kept me from falling flat on my face when I festinated. I can now navigate the long hallways so well that I
have stopped using my motorized wheelchair.
My neighbor who was not thrilled with my procuring a motorized wheelchair, IS excited about
the U-Step. She said it’s the beginning of the end for people who start using a wheelchair.
I say using the U-Step is the beginning of a more #active life style.”
“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 7 years ago. The last few years my disease has gotten out of control, and I found my self not able to walk at all at times due to my freezing spells.
My neurologist recommended the LaserCane and my daughter very quickly got it for me.
It has been life changing. Yes, I still have freezing spells, but this device has brought me my mobility back. I went to the store just yesterday where I have not been able to step foot in a store for over 3 years. I 100% recommend U-step!”
“Prior to the U Step I was having more difficulty with my walking and balance. I had seen my neurologist, a movement specialist, and she recommended that now was the time to get a walker to help prevent falls.
Prevention of falls would be the key moving forward, At that appointment she also adjusted and increased some of my medications. We left her and ordered the walker the next day and started my new medications. I must confess the meds improved my occasional small step fast walking, my freezing, and my instability immediately.
The walker arrived the next week. Even though I was much improved, I did and still use it on days I am feeling off, overly tired, or going on an outing. It has made me feel more secure and even though just have used it a few times I can see the ease of navigating with it will become more helpful as my Parkinson’s goes through its progression.
I know one day probably sooner than later, it will be a daily tool to help me navigate through this. I will be adding the laser as I progress. I will add the customer service was excellent in answering questions and expediting with my insurance company. I am a 77 year old male who left law 12 years ago as I was having issues then. Started with hand tremor and being confused, then resulting as the years went on with balance speech problems and slow unsteady gait, and freezing.
I wasn’t diagnosed until a few years ago, after a fall. I knew deep down I had the illness as I saw my dad struggle with it for years. Finding the right team of drs to work together in my care has been most helpful. I am not an easy soul and fight over every medicine change, therapy, etc but in the end, I trust my motion neurologist and know fighting and denying this disease is not the way for me to go.
I am trying to accept the changes and the walker is a hard one for me to admit I need on the days that I do, but I am trying to embrace it and know with time I will. ”