Individual patient results and experiences may vary.
Talk to your healthcare provider to see if PoNS™ is right for you.
Gaining Confidence“Before PoNS™ I didn’t want to go anywhere for risk of falling in front of people. I had no balance and could not walk anywhere without holding onto something, like a wall. Since PoNS Treatment™, I no longer need to hold my child’s hand at all times when walking. Thanks to my improved gait, I also have more balance. This alternative treatment has really made a difference in my life and has given me hope!” - A.H.
Developing a new outlook
“I used to hang onto the wall a lot and now I don’t. Instead of dragging my legs, I’m lifting and moving them. They didn’t do that before. I have a better outlook and attitude and overall am finding more positive things are happening in my life.” - S.P.
Going the extra mile
“After meeting and discussing my personal needs with Dr. Cline and Marcella at the Cline Medical Centre in Nanaimo, without hesitation I knew I had to give PoNS™ my very best effort. With their heartfelt encouragement and excellent training program, I began to recognize subtle improvements in my gait, and subsequently my balance, in a matter of a few weeks. To sum up the 14 week program, I can now walk slowly—forwards and sideways—on the treadmill unsupported, and backwards hanging on with one hand! Due to my improved gait, I have not fallen once and can hold my balance for 20 minutes with my eyes shut. It is so encouraging to know there is help for those of us with MS as long as one is willing to go that extra mile.” - M.B.
On A Path To Recovery
"The PoNS™ Device was easy to use and the exercise program designed by the practitioners was personalized based on my needs. With the device tracking my daily exercise and usage, my PoNS™ Trainer could monitor my progress and ensure I was on the right track. By the end of 14 weeks, the Treatment proved to be incredibly helpful and has resulted in improvements in my gait. After 32 years, while I know I am on a challenging path, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to PoNS™ and the A4A team for helping me to continue regain control of my life." E.B.
Off To The Races
“When I got started with PoNS Treatment™ at the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, I didn't know what to expect. While the process required commitment and discipline, I loved my PoNS™ Trainer and the exercises! During the first two weeks I started to notice changes in my gait. My progress was so encouraging. Due to the improvements in my gait and balance, I am now able to finish five miles straight, which I couldn’t do prior to PoNS Treatment™.” V.S.*
*These initials have been changed to protect the privacy of the patient.
CLIMBING STAIRS TO SUCCESS
“Hope is a dangerous thing with MS, so I entered PoNS Treatment™ with cautious optimism. My caution quickly turned to encouragement as I saw almost immediate results! Within the first two weeks I experienced significant balance improvements, and starting in week eight, I saw improvements in gait. Prior to my treatment I walked the stairs by stepping up with my right leg and dragging my left leg even, but now I experience periods every day where I walk up the stairs normally. It's like my body is waking up after years of dormancy. I’ve experienced really encouraging results from my PoNS Treatment™.” K.B.
THE PATH TO MANAGING MY MS
“PoNS Treatment™ was the next step for me in my MS journey after being diagnosed almost 15 years ago. It was exciting but is a lot of work and a big commitment. My wonderful PoNS™ Trainer at Synaptic, my clinic in Calgary, worked with me diligently, answered all of my many questions, kept me motivated and provided different strategies when I got discouraged. At the end of the 14-week program I noticed a significant difference in my gait, which I was very happy about. My balance and endurance are also both much better than when I started the program. The PoNS Treatment™ program is a wonderful journey to embark upon. Overall, it’s great to see we now have one more option to help us manage the path in our MS journey.” S.K.