Professionals & Patients
Testimonials – Professionals
“Standing on The Balancer allows us to change our history of injury. Dr. Harwin’s Balancer allows us the rare and precious opportunity to return to primal balance by awakening our initial intelligence with gravity that we first experienced when learning to walk.”
— SukiMunsell, PhD, founder of Dynamic Walking, San Anselmo, CA
“The first time I stepped onto The Harwin Balancer™, I felt that I was standing on a platform floating on a lake. It was gentle, but my body reacted immediately to the spring-loaded feedback. While there are other gadgets out there, none of them have The Harwin Balancer’s™ intuitive sense of gentle self-correction and awareness.
Since then, I have used the balancer on 4-year-old children to 96-year-old adults, Olympic athletes and Parkinson’s patients, with positive to dramatic results.
My opinion is only a fool would not purchase The Harwin Balancer™ to use for neuromuscular imbalance corrections in their practice. We purchased three Harwin Balancers™ after the first demonstration and have not regretted it since!”
— Allen Ling, MPT, OCS, Executive Director, Physical Therapy Innovations, Inc. Clinics in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Orinda, CA
My mother had a stroke in her cerebellum 5 years ago and I was surprised how quickly we noticed results from her using the Harwin Balancer. Her hip pain improved immediately, and after one week of use she was able to get in and out of cars faster. After one month she was no longer afraid to walk up hills. It is very easy and gentle to use and she uses it daily.
Another friend’s husband suffered a major stroke. He has noted significant improvement in his balance after only one week of using the Harwin Balancer.
A friend of mine in the Netherland used it with their 80 year old parents and they were amazed at how simple and effective it is.
One of my employees with serious back pain improved after single use. And that was after spending a whole day in the ER without any results.
The Harwin Balancer will give an improved quality of life to those suffering from walking/balance/fall problems.
–Susan Lin, MD, San Mateo CA
“Another patient found the Harwin Balancer™ was the only exercise she could do that decreased her pain, and did not exacerbate her condition. She had been a professional ballet dancer when in her 20’s, and she said that using this device brought her back the kinesthetic feeling of awareness in her body that she had felt as a dancer, and until now, hadn’t realized she had lost.”
The Harwin Balancer ™ is the most effective solution for balance problems that I have seen in my 45 years of clinical experience… All patients reported they felt more stable when walking after using The Balancer… The majority of patients reported a significant reduction in pain after standing on The Harwin Balancer™ for just a few minutes…”
1999 National APTA Henry O. & Florence P. Kendall Practice Award for Outstanding and Enduring Contributions to the practice of Physical Therapy. 1988 California’s Royce B. Noland Award of Merit for Outstanding Physical Therapist, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at UCSF, In private practice since 1964.
— Peter Edgelow PT, DPT
“The Harwin Balancer™ is essential for the busy executive with a lifestyle that includes many hours of travel and meetings…
Using The Harwin Balancer™ has allowed me to live a normal life, even though I have a severely degenerated disc.
Ten minutes’ use in the morning and again in the evening has made a huge difference in my life, allowing me to live a normal life without having to take pain medication.”
— JoAline Olson, Past President and CEO, St. Helena Hospital (12 years)
Currently VP of Innovations Adventist Health, operating health care facilities throughout
California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
“When I stand on The Harwin Balancer™ for several minutes, all of a sudden I realize that I’m standing up with perfect posture without even trying. My chest lifts, my hips and feet engage, and it just feels right.”
— Brandy Brune, MSPT, ATC Senior PT, Kaiser Redwood City Medical Center
Testimonials - Patients
“Thank you for showing me that I can get better and I don’t have to live in pain the rest of my life.
Your balancer is such a tremendous tool that it should be available to everyone. It’s like your whole body is waking up from a deep sleep.
— Janice Brandli, Disabled Thoracic Outlet Patient, Pismo Beach, CA
“I call it the Miracle Machine.I am a 70-year-old man who has difficulty walking and keeping my balance because of a genetic condition called Scleroderma. One day I walked into St. Helena Hospital dragging my right foot as if I had just had a stroke. This was the first time I had used The Harwin Balancer™ and I had to grip the rails because my balance was so bad. Within 3 minutes it became easy for me to balance and I could relax my grip. After 10 minutes I stepped off the Balancer and to the amazement of everyone, my walk had become normal.”
— Bill Agee, St. Helena, CA
“I am enjoying taking walks for the first time in years. I am 62 years old, and I have fallen at least 10 times in the last 4 years. Now that I am using The Harwin Balancer, I feel less dizzy and more stable.”
— Sue Calhoun, Moraga, CA
“After standing on The Harwin Balancer™ for a few minutes I had less pain in my neck, back, and knees. Having made a long recovery from spinal surgery after a serious car accident, I can tell you that I am delighted with my results from using Dr. Harwin’s invention.”
— Iris Maitland, BSRN, PHN Santa Rosa, CA,
Charge Nurse for major California hospital HMO network
“I am moving, walking, and living with much more confidence. I cannot thank you enough. My surgeons are very pleased with my progress and report that my recovery is ahead of schedule. I had a motorcycle accident February 2010, in which I suffered a compound fracture in my tibia/fibula, a right collapsed lung and a displaced right clavicle. After three weeks and four surgeries I was released from the hospital in a wheelchair. I was not able to walk for two months. I began to walk again with crutches and then with a cane. My walk was rigid. I had difficulty with side-to-side movements. I felt unstable and weak. At the end of June 2010 I began sessions with Bernard Langan, HSE, and we used The Harwin Balancer™ in conjunction with these sessions. In late July Bernard introduced me to Dr. Harwin.
I had a Balancer session last Friday with Dr. Harwin. All of this has been an amazing experience. I feel confident to move in ways that I have not been able to before. My balance is more stable. I am feeling parts of my body that I am usually not aware of. The Harwin Balancer™ sessions have helped me to discover how I can use my breath to move in a new way that allows my body to feel more connected. I feel better on all levels.”
— David Fogle, San Francisco, CA
“My body immediately felt more balanced, and my walk became stronger. I felt my calf muscle wake up for the 1st time in ten years since it’s nerve was damaged in surgery. ”
— David Newlin, Corte Madera, CA
“The Harwin Balancer will put a smile on your face!”
— Bill Muranishi, Berkeley, CA