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Meet Max Nass – a retired guidance counsellor and a creator of children’s songs.
Max has been suffering from Essential tremor for over 50 years. He developed hand tremors at age 21 from various medications he was taking. While working as a guidance counsellor, Max often had to deliver speeches or presentations to students and colleagues. When his tremors would start acting up during a presentation, Max would feel embarrassed. He was constantly having to explain that his tremors were not a sign of nervousness, but rather a symptom of his Essential tremor. Despite his tremors, Max continued working, inspiring students to build and strengthen skills in peacemaking and mediation.
Max was also prescribed other medications including propranolol and gabapentin – drugs that are commonly prescribed to people with Essential tremor. Max explained, “Gabapentin provided no benefit, it actually made my tremors worse.” Unfortunately, Max’s experience with tremor medications is similar to the experiences of many other individuals with Essential tremor. Generally speaking, tremor medications can provide some relief, but the relief is usually temporary, and medications can cause a multitude of unpleasant side effects.
Max has also tried therapeutic devices, including the Cala Trio, to help manage his tremors. Unfortunately, he experienced no relief.
In search of a solution that has minimal risks and no unwanted side-effects, Max came across the Steadi-Two – a novel therapeutic device designed to reduce hand tremors for people with Essential tremor. Max has been using the Steadi-Two for about three weeks, and his experience has been, as he put it, “Wonderful.”
Max has used the Steadi-Two to help him with various everyday activities, including eating, drinking, typing, and taking photographs. He said, “Eating with the Steadi-Two has been much more enjoyable than eating with a weighted fork.” He added, “The Steadi-Two definitely helps with drinking… I can lift a cup to my mouth using one hand instead of two, and I don’t have to worry about spilling it all over myself.” Max noted that the Steadi-Two works best for him in conjunction with his medication – propranolol.
The Steadi-Two is battery-free, machine washable, and easy to use. In lab tests, the Steadi-Two provided users with up to 80% tremor relief! The Steadi-Two can be worn on either the left or right hand with no adjustments needed. The best part is – the Steadi-Two does not cause any unwanted side effects. Please note: the Steadi-Two should not be worn with a pacemaker.
Since retiring, Max has found joy in playing cards and ping-pong. He has also started to play the piano again, with the help of the Steadi-Two. In his retirement, Max enjoys writing songs for children and photography. Photography is a big bonus as Max had pursued this as a young man. But with Essential tremor, he could not hold the camera still and had to use a tri-pod. Now he can hold the camera himself and participates in the photography club at his community, thanks to the Steadi-Two. He is an advocate for people with Essential tremor, and has been featured in articles by the International Essential Tremor Foundation. Max fills his down time by volunteering in a grade two class room in his community, continuing to inspire children to reach their fullest potential.
As Max says, "The Steadi-Two has been life changing."
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