Meet Duane

Medical Condition:

C7 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury that occurred after a rugby game on October 7, 2004.

Use of L300:

I started using the L300 during therapy in January 2007, I had a successful trial and purchased one for full-time use on my right leg to replace my AFO. I began using the L300 system at all times when walking and quickly progressed from walking with arm crutches to using just one cane and the L300 system.

How Has the L300 Aided Your Recovery?

I became more confident when ambulating outdoors and over uneven terrain with the L300 versus my AFO. This device also allowed my therapist to begin working on short bouts of running on the manual bodyweight support treadmill. I continue to prefer the L300 system over using an AFO because I am actually strengthening the weakened muscles as well as decreasing the spasticity. My spasticity continues to improve on a weekly basis. I continue to walk full-time in the community using just one cane and the L300 system, but I often walk household distances with only the use of the L300.

What is the Most Important Fact for New Users to Know?

The L300 is an amazing product. However, you must bring a positive attitude and demonstrate an amazing work ethic if you have a chance to get better.

My Favorite Thing About the L300 is

The ease of use and the durability of the product.

I Can Help Other L300 Users by

Helping them understand, that if they want to walk again, they must do their part. What are you willing to do, endure and overcome to have the independence of walking again?