When the Brain and the Body Can’t Connect
Your body’s ability to move is initiated by your brain. The brain formulates the signal to begin walking, or move your arm, and then sends it down a neural pathway through your nervous system to the part of your body that your brain is telling to move.
Normally, the body receives that signal and responds with the movement you want. The brain chooses the neural pathway it needs to send the message further down the body, and it just happens. You don’t have to consciously tell your body to start walking, it’s automatic.
If your brain experiences some damage in critical areas, those automatic signals can have difficulty getting through. Conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Huntington’s can result in a slow degeneration of the neural pathways that the brainwaves rely on to communicate with the body.
If your brain’s automatic signals cannot reliably and consistently reach your body, the ability to move as you have been used to is interrupted. You might experience changes in gait, such as shorter strides, shuffling, uneven gait, and loss of balance, all the way through to complete freezing, when your body simply won’t move.
NexStride Switches You to ‘Move’ Mode
NexStride allows your brain and your body to reconnect — to successfully transmit movement commands to the body, and translate those commands into action.
Using specific visual and audio cues, NexStride allows the brain to switch from automatic commands to intention-based, or goal-oriented, commands.
It’s long been known that cueing like this lets the brain form intentions, and that these intention commands use alternate, functioning neural pathways to send movement messages down to your body.
The instant those messages reach their target, your body’s nervous system responds with the expected movement.
NexStride’s cues are so effective that they can even help to break complete freezes, where your feet feel like they’re stuck in concrete and simply won’t move.
These cues can get you moving — and keep you moving — taking longer strides, walking faster and more steadily. Simply put, NexStride gives you back your independence, letting you move confidently again.
See it for Yourself
Decades of rigorously proven research. Perfected in one compact device. Watch NexStride in action, in this short video.