Could the Life Glider walking aid be as helpful as it is intriguing?

Hopefully given time we will be able to test one out. I am fearful of falling every day. It is a constant part of my life for almost but not quite 5 yeas now and it can be exhausting.

From the moment I wake up, it feels as if I am trying to balance on top of an exercise ball. I am not always sure which way my balance will be thrown when it goes off-course. When it does, it could be an uneven floor, wind, or exhaustion that gets me. I usually end up against a wall, on the floor or playing a painful game of twister with my crutches.

Crutches and an occasional pushed wheelchair however, have been my saviors in the mess. Unfortunately, regular walkers with wheels fall out from under me while those without are too difficult to move. Canes on the other hand have not enough of a handle on them for me to rest against.

The Life Glider might not work for me, or it might be the best thing that I ever encounter. If I never try, we will never know. But I would love the opportunity to at least see either way.

Besides helping reduce the fears associated with falling and the wrenched elbows that come with falling while you are using forearm crutches, the Life Glider can help reduce walking-associated fatigue which occurs to people like me.

So hopefully in the future we can try it out, I am quite excited by the idea.

  • More information on the Life Glider can be found at
  • I suggest that you watch the videos of patients/customers while you are there.

The Life Glider can help:

  • ‘permit upright, hands-free mobility’
  • ‘reduce the fear of falling’
  • ‘reduce the fatigue sometimes associated with struggling to walk’