How Tobias (39) climbs stairs despite neuropathy with the help of the TOPRO Step stair climber!


Tobias has been using the TOPRO Step stair climber since summer 2017 to be able to use the very steep stairs in his home safely and independently.

Tobias suffers from polyneuropathy

Tobias suffers from renal insufficiency and therefore has to undergo dialysis three times a week for five hours. As a result, Tobias has developed polyneuropathy - a nerve disease of the peripheral nervous system. Common symptoms of polyneuropathy include loss of sensitivity in the legs.

Tobias injured his knee in a fall in the bathroom in December 2017 and therefore has considerable difficulty climbing stairs. Tobias also underwent knee surgery on January 16, 2018. Being very overweight as a teenager caused his knee joints to wear out badly.

Did you know?

Being overweight is one of the main risk factors for premature joint wear and tear!

The TOPRO Step stair climber was installed in his home in June 2017

Tobias tells us:

"I have developed polyneuropathy as a result of dialysis. This has damaged the nerves in my extremities and I no longer have the strength and confidence to walk and our stairs are very steep. I've already fallen down them twice.

We then installed a second stair handrail, but it wasn't the right solution. I can lean on the TOPRO Step stair support as I need to. I can go up and down the stairs depending on what hurts at the time.

I can't rely on one knee or the other and then at least I have the TOPRO Step stair climber to rely on."

tobias uses toprostep

"In December 2017, I fell and suddenly had to walk up and down the stairs with two bad knees. I can't imagine doing that without the TOPRO Step stair climber.

I can't rely on one knee or the other, so at least I have the TOPRO Step stair climber to rely on. That's a great help.

In hospital, where I had to practise climbing stairs, I only had a stair handrail. I would have felt safer exercising with the TOPRO Step stair climber.

In everyday life, I can go up and down and can leave the house whenever I want and don't have to ask anyone for help.

I also recommend anyone who comes to my house, my neighbor for example, to use the TOPRO Step stair climber.

When someone asks me about walking aids, I always say that I have the stair climber installed in my home and that I think it's great."

I want to retain as much mobility as possible.

 - Tobias Stahl (39)

"The health insurance company was also very cooperative. It covered the entire cost of TOPRO Step and they understood what it was all about. I want to retain as much mobility as possible.

After we saw the TOPRO Step stair climber at the Rehab trade fair, Rüdiger Schmitt Treppenlifte was here and measured the stairs. We then approached the health insurance company and asked them to cover the costs. The process didn't take long.

Rehab was in mid-May and by the end of June we already had the TOPRO Step. The health insurance company quickly understood the reasoning behind it. That I didn't want to be driven up here, but wanted to maintain my mobility and go up the stairs myself. The health insurance company reacted quite quickly and positively and approved the TOPRO Step stair climber."

Why choose TOPRO Step?

Installation in 3 steps

To carry out an on-site inspection and receive a quote, make an appointment with us. Once you have accepted the quote, we will carry out the installation, which usually only takes a few hours. .

TÜV tested and certified

TOPRO Step is TÜV-tested and certified and meets all functional and safety requirements.

Adaptable to your staircase

TOPRO Step is designed so that it can be easily adapted to your staircase. It can be installed on straight stairs, curved stairs and stairs with a landing.

Fits perfectly in any home

Ask your health insurance company about the possibility of cost coverage or possible subsidies. Please note that these options are country-specific and individual.

Up to 5 years warranty

TOPRO Step means TOPRO quality. When you buy a TOPRO Step, you receive a guarantee of up to 5 years.

Over 2,000 satisfied users

We measure success by satisfied customers, which is our top priority. We already have over 4,000 satisfied users throughout Europe.

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TOPRO Step Expert
+47 902 931 00
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 16:00 o'clock.

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