I found out about this motion therapeutics vest about a year ago. I saw the videos of patients who had MS, and other movement diseases including ataxia. They showed quite an improvement from just simply wearing a weighted vest. I was skeptical but decided to try it out because from there, it can only get better. The trial vest was fitted by a physical therapist for MS patients named Dr. Kanter. He doesnt take health insurance for this assessment so it was money out of my pocket. Thankfully, it was worth it because when I did try on the weighted vest, I felt a rush of confidence come over me and I was stand straighter, my posture improved and I was able to go down stairs with no fear. ( I was scared of going down the stairs so id go down slowly holding the banister.) After waiting a long period of time, I decided to order the vest. $795 is a lot of money to spend and my fear of going down stairs was getting worse.
When my vest finally was delivered to me, I had to see Dr Kanter again for the vest fitting and assessments of walking, going up and down the stairs. Today was the first day I wore it to work and I was a happy camper because I didnt need to hold on to anything when going up and down stairs. I didnt wear it during work because the dr said id might dizzy so Id have to slowly introduce it my body after the first week. I wore it on my way to work and on my way home from work. I loved it and did not want to take it off but i guess i should follow dr.'s orders.
Just to let you know, the vest itself is not a magic vest. Im going to still exercise and eat healthy continuously because I want to work for as long as I can last.
I encourage you to try it. I know it cost a lot of money...but seriously, you cant put a price on health. Money comes and goes. A healthy person is a happy person and that makes them enjoyable to spend time with.