Due to immobilization after a leg fracture, Niels developed serious knee contractures. Thanks to intense and persistent training in the Innowalk, he was able to reduce his contractures significantly.
Niels is a twelve-year-old Norwegian boy with Duchenne. He lost his ability to walk at the age of eleven and has used manual and electric wheelchairs ever since. About a year ago, Niels was unlucky and broke his leg. As he had to wear a cast during his recovery, he became immobilized and developed contractures in both knees. As a countermeasure, Niels started working out in the Innowalk on a daily basis. He managed to reduce his contractures from 30 to 15 degrees in just a year of training, and in addition to the physiological benefits, he experienced a significant positive change in his mood and energy levels.
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In this video, Niels and his mother Kristine share their experience with the Innowalk: