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    The EasyStand 6000 Glider...should I?

    I have the chance to get an Easystand by renting/leasing/rent to own etc. My question is:

    1. Could a para with M.S. use it? I lost my hip flexors last year but I do have ability to straighten legs and pull knees together and am losing strength in hands/arms but can still use them but not for fine work with fingers.
    2. Do those that have one actually use it or is it equipment that just sits there?
    3. If you use it do you see improvements in strength/range of motion/lessened spasms?
    PLEASE GIVE ME INPUT, PLEASE! PLEASE!

    Susan
    "What has happened, has happened; What I am going through, I shall rise above; And what will come, I will meet with courage"~Hazrat Inayat Kahn

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    Susan, is there any possibility you could try the stand out first? You´ll know right away if you like it or not.

    Second of all, the standing will always do you good, but if your gradually losing strentgth in your arms and hands, you should ask your physiatrist or neurologist if the investment (higher leasing rate, rent) in your case is worth the extra cash.

    The EZ 6000 could help build endurance and strength, and aid somewhat in ROM, but with your MS, it is very hard to say if your going to truly benefit from it over the medium to long term. You should be able to do excercises using terabands and heavy hands, which can be equally beneficial to what you would get from the 6000, only much cheaper.

    IMO, you should just get a normal standing frame instead, and invest your saved cash in getting a proper therapy table, or good training mats. This way, you can do you daily ROM and stretching properly. When combined with standing, you´ll notice a marked decrease in spasms.

    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuz View Post
    I have the chance to get an Easystand by renting/leasing/rent to own etc. My question is:

    1. Could a para with M.S. use it? I lost my hip flexors last year but I do have ability to straighten legs and pull knees together and am losing strength in hands/arms but can still use them but not for fine work with fingers.
    2. Do those that have one actually use it or is it equipment that just sits there?
    3. If you use it do you see improvements in strength/range of motion/lessened spasms?
    PLEASE GIVE ME INPUT, PLEASE! PLEASE!

    Susan

    I have one! I have the easystand 6000 glider and it helps me A LOT!

    1st: It is a really excellent workout. I do it for about 45 minutes 3 times a week 1 minute off and 1 minute on. (pushing and pulling, and than just standing)

    2nd: Reduces my spasticity to almost nothing.

    3rd: It will really tone up your arms, although I work out 5 days a week it still hurts to get on the glider.

    I hope this helps
    T-7 Complete
    "If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."

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    Would you please let me know where/how much they are selling them for?


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuz View Post
    I have the chance to get an Easystand by renting/leasing/rent to own etc. My question is:

    1. Could a para with M.S. use it? I lost my hip flexors last year but I do have ability to straighten legs and pull knees together and am losing strength in hands/arms but can still use them but not for fine work with fingers.
    2. Do those that have one actually use it or is it equipment that just sits there?
    3. If you use it do you see improvements in strength/range of motion/lessened spasms?
    PLEASE GIVE ME INPUT, PLEASE! PLEASE!

    Susan
    And the truth shall set you free.

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    I have one and I think it's great. I use mine often just to stand and take some of the tension off and it's nice being out of the chair and standing up right. The glider is awesome and it really stretches you out. If you have the opportunity to get one I wouldn't pass it up.

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    i think the easy stand is great! i don't have one but i use one @ the gym once a week.

    a word of caution: u should get a bone density test done and have ur GP or specialist go through it with you to avoid harm.
    "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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    Thanks for all the help everyone! The glider is mine! If I hear of anymore I'll post it. o.k.?
    "What has happened, has happened; What I am going through, I shall rise above; And what will come, I will meet with courage"~Hazrat Inayat Kahn

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