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Patient had described extreme pain after walking for up to 20 Minutes.
Now patient can actually jog/run on Kangoo Jumps for 25 minutes
pain-free. Patient is able to resume more active life style and as a
result is “healthy” and rarely thinks about his
My wife Alicia Lund told me about the Kangoo Jumps I thought that may
be she would get a pair but not for me. When I tried the boots on and
walked with them for a few minutes I was convinced. I bought 2 pair,
one for my wife and one for me. The main reason I bought them was:
October of 2000 I had Spinal surgery, I had Lumbar Decompression and
Discectomy for a Herniated Nucleus Pulposus with Spinal Stenosis
(Normal terms a Herniated disc L-4 & L-5).
Even now after all this time, when I walk because of the impact on the
pavement my lower back hurts after about 20 minutes of walking. Since I
bought the Kangoo Jumps, my wife and I go out walking and even jogging
with the boots on and it has not bothered my back at all. In fact my
wife timed our jogging run yesterday 5/7/03, and we both ran / jogged
for 25 minutes. I could not believe it, my back did not bother me at
Dennis if you want medical evidence of the surgery let me know and I
can fax it to you. I tell you I am a believer and I will tell everybody
that asks me about the boots.
Wayne Lund - San Antonio, TX, USA
Week One: Surgery was
successful, normally, I would have this patient on maintenance activity
only, for a period of at least six(6) weeks. Because the patient will
use Kangoo Jumps I have prescribed KJ protocol starting at week 2, of
no more than 5 minutes at a time or until patient experiences mild pain.
Week Three: Patient is using
Kangoo Jumps for 10 minutes at a time with no pain and healing is
progressing very well. Patient will proceed to running for 20 minutes
at a time with Kangoo Jumps. No running without Kangoo Jumps.
Week Six: Patient is
continuing the prescribed exercise protocol of 20 minutes at a time
with very little discomfort. Patient is able to resume normal
activities and will see me only if needed.
Initially, Dr. Leth wanted me to stay off my leg for 6 weeks following
the surgery. Once he saw the Kangoo Jumps (I took them to his office),
he allowed me to start running after only TWO WEEKS. I HAVE BEEN PRETTY
WELL PAIN FREE. Just a slight bit of pain in the knee occasionally
after 20 minutes of running.
I stop at that point and wait a few days before resuming. I find that I
have very little endurance and the Kangoos do make it a bit harder
since they weigh more than a shoe. That means that I get a much more
aerobic workout with far less speed/distance/shock. It is great! All I
have to do is slow down a little and run for the same amount of time
that I used to and I still get the same workout I used to get. Far less
risk of injury since I am running slower (fewer footfalls per minute)
and far less shock.
I did some math. If I run 4 Km’s in 20
minutes normally (800 footfalls per kilometer) I land 3200 times. With
Kangoos, I run at about 75% of my normal speed so I run 3
km’s in 20 minutes. That equates to 2400 footfalls. With the
shock reduced to only 40% of the norm, in a 20 minute run with Kangoos,
I receive only 30% of the normal amount of shock.
(2400*0.4/3200=960/3200=.3 or 30%). This equates to far less risk of
injury and a far faster recovery rate from the effort. The aerobic
benefit is the same for less distance! I love it!
I am off to the seawall again this afternoon for another run. I get so
many comments about the Kangoos. Everyone wants me to stop and talk
about the Kangoos!
Thanks again for introducing me to the
One: Patient had refused surgery for weight reduction.
Refused to go to diabetic classes/Nutritional Counseling. Patient
refused to exercise or develop a plan of action around a more active
lifestyle. I asked him to find a new doctor as he was most likely to
succumb to diabetes/heart failure at a very young age, without proper
Patient is using Kangoo Jumps and has already lost 15 pounds. Will now
go to Diabetes Class/Nutritional Counseling and continue the Kangoo
Jumps exercise protocol.
Six Month Review:
Patient has lost 65 pounds. He is following the diabetes program and is
taking his medication. He has asked for the name of a personal trainer
to continue his weight loss program with Kangoo Jumps. He stated he now
feels “healthy” , he now a lady friend and is very
I have lost over 65 pounds with the help of KJ’s. In case you
have forgotten-I am the guy who weighed over 300 pounds and my Doctor
had told me to find a new Doc as I was not paying any attention to his
instructions around my diabetes, weight loss, potential heart and liver
I use the KJ’s because they
are fun-no one likes fun more than “I”!! On top of
losing the weight-my whole life has turned around-I have a wonderful
“lady” in my life-losing those first 65 pounds
encouraged me to hire a personal trainer and change my eating habits,
Of course, I can use my KJ’s when I work
some shows, etc. I think everyone should have a pair of
KJ’s-fit or not!
BOBBY LOONIE (Actor-Performer), Vancouver, BC,
Week Three: Patient has lost
15 pounds, using Kangoo Jumps 3 times daily for 10 minutes at a time.
Patient reports less pain. Unable to tolerate HRT and Osteo supplements
due to gastro conditions.
Six Month Review: VGH
Reports 3% increase in bone density, They re-read the test twice as
before the KJ treatment, the bone density was continuing to
deteriorate. Patient has lost a total of 35 pounds. Physiotherapist
reports that patient now has full range of motion in her hip sockets
and less compression in her lumber spinal region.
There was a time when I had to roll out of bed and
crawl to the bathroom due to the pain in my back, hips and neck. I have
osteoporosis and osteo-arthritis. When the Doctors told me
“live with it-there is nothing we can do-you will need to
find a way to stay in bed – just accept that!”
Needless to say that was not what I wanted to hear and furthermore,
that is not how I wanted to live my life!
I started searching for medications, etc. from
other countries-nothing was working. A friend of mine (who is now my
partner) saw these funny things called Kangoo Jumps while he was on a
business trip in California! He brought back a pair for himself and a
pair for me. I took one look and asked him if he was trying to get rid
of me! I thought, they were an accident waiting to happen and if I
suffered one more broken bone (I already have bone fractures all up and
down my spine!) I knew, indeed, that I would live out the life the
I talked with the medical people and the manufacturer who explained
that they were originally used for rehabilitation! I told them that I
was close to 60 – I now am over 60 (let’s not talk
about age here-who counts the years, anyway!). I first started using
them in between two chairs in my room-within two (2) weeks I was up and
walking, running, and dancing! I have also rebuilt approximately 3% of
my bone mass. Now this does not sound like much; however, before the
use of Kangoo Jumps, my bone mass was declining to the point of dust!
The other issue is I have lost so many dress
sizes-the Kangoo Jumps really slim you right down! I also have become
quite addicted to my Kangoo Jumps-I wear them everywhere-shopping,
cleaning the house, dancing, etc. (no driving!)
Alice Pauline – Vancouver, BC, Canada