The numerous neurological disorders can express themselves in a wide variety of ways. There are many possible symptoms and their severity can differ even with the same clinical picture, so that every affected individual can develop different primary problems.
Since there are many different neurological disorders that often have the same symptoms, we have summarised all related information on this page in the context of kybun. Every affected individual can take the information relevant to them.
The organ systems considered in neurology are the central nervous system, that is the brain and spinal cord, its surrounding structures and blood vessels, and the peripheral nervous system including its connecting structures to the muscles and muscular system.
The causes differ for each clinical picture, and are often not explicit or clear. Possible causes include: Heredity, chronic infections or defective regulation of the immune system.
Worsening of the various symptoms, severe physical disabilities sometimes develop.
Therapy, e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy
The kybun principle of operation – being proactive
It is not possible to make general statements since the severity of symptoms for individuals affected by neurological disorders often differs significantly.
The kyBoot has an unstable sole, which promotes the coordination and strength of the feet and the entire body. The wearer can also feel the ground through the sole, boosting confidence while walking and stimulating foot sensitivity.
Symptoms such as dizziness, gait disturbances, and coordination and balance disturbances can therefore be addressed effectively with the kyBoot. Affected individuals can perform daily, adapted training with the kyBoot independently.
If body parts are paralysed, the affected individual or attending therapist has to assess whether the kyBoot alleviates the weaknesses and boosts confidence while walking or whether the affected individual is currently overchallenged by the instability in the kyBoot. As long as the affected individual feels comfortable and safe in the kyBoot, we recommend it. If there is an increased risk of falling, we would advise against the kyBoot at this time and train the stabilising foot musculature while standing on the kyBounder.
Specific initial reactions with neurological disorders:
In case of significant balance and coordination disturbances, the kyBoot may be too unstable in the beginning and the risk of falling too great. The kyBounder is particularly well suited in this situation, since the affected individual can perform the exercises in place and hold on to a fixed object if required.
Click here for the general initial reactions experienced by kyBounder and kyBoot beginners: Initial reactions
For information about the special kyBoot exercises or the basic kyBounder exercises , please click here: kybun exercises
Give yourself sufficient time while testing the kyBoot or kyBounder, so your body can get used to the new feeling while walking and standing.
Listen to your body, how do you feel? Is the kyBoot/kyBounder good for you? Take a short break if you feel fatigued or experience pain.
If you feel very uncertain in the kyBoot, we recommend the kyBounder. It allows you to focus on the correct body posture in place and hold on to a fixed object if necessary.
Try to integrate the kyBoot/kyBounder into your daily routine. The more often you train with it, the faster you will notice your body making progress. It is better to use it for shorter periods but more often each day.
My own background is in research so I am always willing to try out new things. I have seen how helpful the shoes can be. I was particularly impressed when my wife told me that she couldn’t imagine going without these shoes. She says she now needs to go and change all of her other shoes. She is absolutely delighted. The shoes will particularly help pregnant women who were already suffering from pain. But they can also help people who have pain in the musculoskeletal system or neurological problems and I think pregnant women can definitely benefit from wearing them. Women can benefit from wearing kyBoot shoes, whether it is during the pregnancy itself or afterwards in the nursing period where joints are still more elastic and need more care.
Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland
It was an experiment and we had no scientific proof that it would work. We were surprised to discover that it could improve neurological movement disorders, including MS and Parkinson’s disease. Of course, we also have patients with paralysis caused by a stroke, for example. We let them walk on the soft, springy kyBounder. We saw a clinical improvement in the situation. For example, this means that all of a sudden, patients with Parkinson’s disease require less medication or even none at all. They also no longer experience tremors. We’ve also noticed an improvement in MS patients, but we have definitely seen the greatest improvement in patients with Parkinson’s disease. However, mobility has also improved for patients with paralysis. It is actually a mystery to us how these improvements came about. We just don’t know. We can only assume that the stimulation caused by spatial awareness and in the lower extremities stimulates brain tissue. Certain interactions that were disconnected are suddenly open again. This is typical in Parkinson’s disease. We are continuing our research in this area in order to be able to confirm this with other patients with Parkinson’s disease. We were very surprised that it has an effect and of course, we’re delighted that it’s possible to help these patients.
Dr. Holdener from Switzerland
Nach einem schweren Unfall mit einer Polyneuropathie in den Füssen als Folge bin ich auf gutes Schuhwerk angewiesen. Bereits während der Physiotherapie begann ich den kyBoot zu tragen. Heute benutze ich den kyBoot vor allem wenn ich mit meinen Pferden arbeite und auf Naturstrassen unterwegs bin.
Roger Langel, Einigen BE, Schweiz
Durch Multiple Sklerose wurde meine Gangart schwerfälliger. Dank dem kyBoot gehe ich wieder bewusster und fühle mich sicherer. Diese Schuhtechnik ist mir eine grosse Hilfe. Mit dem kyBoot gehe ich bewusster und fühle mich durch das Sohlenprofil zusätzlich sicher.
Christine Walther, Wolfenbüttel, Deutschland
Bei einem Unfall habe ich mir vor acht Jahren drei Rückenwirbel gebrochen. Seitdem leide ich an neurologischen Beschwerden. In normalen Schuhen habe ich Schmerzen in der Brustwirbelsäule und bekomme Nackenverspannungen. Zudem habe ich eine leichte Tendenz zu Hallux. Dank dem kyBoot habe ich keine Mühe beim Gehen. Es ist einfach phänomenal. Es läuft sich sehr angenehm und den Hallux spüre ich kaum noch.
Erika Wissmann, Forch, Schweiz
Als Epilepsiepatient war ich bei Spaziergängen, beim Einkaufen oder auf dem Weg zur Arbeit immer sehr aufmerksam. Denn ich hatte beim Gehen immer wieder, und das ohne Ankündigung, mit Bewegungseinschränkungen und sehr starken Koordinationsproblemen zu kämpfen. Wenngleich ich es anfangs kaum glauben konnte: Von dem Moment an, als ich das erste Mal meinen Sorak Black anzog, war ich wie ausgewechselt. Meine Wahrnehmungen beim Gehen sind völlig andere als vorher. Super ist auch, dass ich eine Arbeitskollegin mit ähnlichen Symptomen habe, der ich jetzt sogar Hilfestellung beim Gehen geben kann.
Jens Müller, Deutschland
Experiences/further questions about neurological disorders