Jan Erik (60) suffered a spinal fracture in 2017 after falling down the stairs - with the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid, he is now more independent again

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Jan Erik regained more independence with the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid. On a fatal day in June 2017, exactly what unfortunately happens too often according to the statistics happened. Jan Erik (60) fell at home and landed in such a way that he suffered a partial fracture in his spinal cord. The first few months after the accident were difficult. Jan Erik experienced what it was like to be healthy and fit and suddenly be paralyzed. But thanks to his TOPRO Step stair climbing aid, he has now regained more independence.

Rehabilitation

After three months of training at the rehabilitation center, Jan Erik was able to start training on the stairs again. However, this was not as easy as before and he still had great difficulty climbing stairs. Jan Erik had to hold on to the banister because he was afraid of falling again. His balance is no longer what it used to be, as some of his neck and spinal cord injuries will never fully heal.

During his stay on the neurology ward at St. Olav Hospital in Trondheim, his occupational therapist recommended the TOPRO Step stair climber. Like so many people, Jan Erik didn't want to have to renovate his entire house to make it accessible. From his living room, he and his wife have a wonderful view of Lake Bothnia, where he used to go fishing.

Jan Erik Rehabilitation

"It's always better to have too much safety than too little, especially when you know what injuries I sustained when I fell down the stairs."

 - Jan Erik (60)

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The process of getting the TOPRO Step stair climber was relatively straightforward. He spoke to the occupational therapist in his home municipality and together they tried to get the cost of the TOPRO Step stair climber covered by the Norwegian Central Office for Assistive Products.

As Jan Erik has had a constant need for aids for more than 2 years, the application was approved and the stair climbing aid was installed in his home shortly afterwards.

Jan Erik's experience with the TOPRO Step stair climber

"I expect the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid to enable me to continue using the stairs without having to worry about falling again. With the stair climbing aid, I am actively preventing falls. It's always better to have too much safety than too little, especially when you know what injuries I sustained when I fell down the stairs."

Jan Erik says that he is still unsteady on his feet. The physiotherapist encourages him to walk without holding on to anything - this encourages him to constantly improve and gain more control over his body.

Stairlift

A stairlift was out of the question for us. I was able to hold on to the banister with both hands and after just 3-4 months of rehabilitation I was able to go up and down the stairs. When the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid was installed in our home, our house suddenly became accessible to me again.

"I no longer had to walk sideways up the stairs, I could take things up and down the stairs with me and I had physical protection in case I fell again. Being able to climb the stairs is great for my body and now I can do it and be safe."

Jan Erik's experience after the accident is certainly not a sprint, but a marathon, as he describes it himself. You have to push yourself and train properly to make progress. Jan Erik is now aiming to return to work as a teacher in an 80% job about a year after the accident.

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

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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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