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Why Choose the Stepwise Cane?
Whether you’re a patient or a healthcare provider, finding the right Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for someone with balance problems or mobility issues can be tough. What is the best for your specific pain point, both literally and figuratively? Will the device improve the issues or just be a stop gap? Will it create more pain problems in the long term?
We have the answer to all your walking problems: The Stepwise Cane.
How Does It Work?
The base of the Stepwise Cane stays in full contact with the ground throughout someone’s gait cycle and decreases the stress a typical walking cane can put on one’s wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Adjust the cane’s lock to your preferred height, lock the mechanism, put the tread in contact with the ground, and start your journey to improved mobility.
What Does It Do Better Than Other Canes?
The Stepwise Cane provides a smooth fluid motion of the base from the first step to the last of user’s gait cycle. Other products, such as your basic single point walking cane like the Hurrycane, do not provide that; they are flat at the bottom. If you take a look at our video below, you’ll see exactly what we are talking about.
How Was It Made?
The technology was developed over about 5 and half years: first with the University of Dayton Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. That was followed by three years of development, testing, and computer modeling by Proto Labs in Minnesota. It’s made of a combination of materials (not just plastic, as it supports up to 250 lbs) that provides a strong base to help improve balance, increase mobility, and decrease pain. The Stepwise Cane is registered as a Class I Medical Device. The Stepwise Cane tread itself helps wick away water/moisture just like a performance tire on a car, making it safer to use in slightly inclement weather.
Who Is the Stepwise Cane Good For?
Pretty much anyone! It’s good for both short-term and long-term use for people with chronic pain, degenerative or inflammatory diseases, post-operative surgery recovery, and issues with gait.
Degenerative or Inflammatory Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Post-Op Surgery Recovery
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Disc Replacement
- Foot/Ankle Surgery
Issues with Gait
- Decreased Strength
- Decreased Endurance
- Decreased Static Balance
- Decreased Dynamic Balance
The Choice is Clear
The Stepwise Cane is the first cane to truly combine clinical science and years of engineering, not only giving users a better experience, but hopefully starting a trend towards providing better basic DME for patients and clients.