I asked my back surgeon to RX this for me, he did, and it arrived at my door a few days later. At that point, it had been nearly 2 years since my spinal fusion. I’d been using an old-style walker and couldn’t go the approximately 200 steps to the end of my street. Just hurt too bad. After getting my UpWalker, I am now able to go to the end of my block, go two blocks uphill to our park, go around the park on its packed gravel trails and back home again. I do this twice daily. Approximately a total distance of almost 2 miles. Incredible difference. I can actually do this and it doesn’t feel bad at all. About 2 years ago I lost the lower half of my eyesight so I still use the UpWalker for my walks because I cannot see where my feet are going to land. Frightening, at best.
I’m only 5’10” but still had to drill an extra hole to get the arm supports high enough to be comfortable. The biggest complaint I have is the brakes. I’ve been contemplating an electric trike for when I can’t drive anymore and they all have disc brakes. I know it would add more cost, but when going downhill and having brakes that are more able to adjust your speed without grabbing or not stopping at all, would be very comforting. OVERALL, I LOVE THIS THING. IT HAS TRULY SAVED MY LIFE. Thank you.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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