From time to time we like to feature products or techniques that can help people manage or better cope with their essential tremor. Here is occupational therapist Krista Madere’s story of inventing the Readi-Steadi Glove System.
By Krista Madere, LOTR, CHT, Readi-Steadi, LLC
Passionate about my career as a registered occupational therapist and certified hand therapist for 21 years, I challenged myself to find a way to help clients gain control of their hand tremors in all aspects of daily living.
I personally watched my grandfather, a graphic artist in New York City, suffer from the debilitating effects of hand tremors, including social withdrawal.
In the work that I do, I had seen many adaptive devices on the market, such as weighted utensils and modified pens. Most were created to help with a specific task, such as writing or eating, but not both. I wanted to recommend something to my patients that could be versatile enough to work for a variety of tasks.
With all this in mind, I designed the Readi-Steadi® glove. This customized glove helps reduce both resting and action hand tremors, and has proven to reduce tremors by as much as 50%. Customers have rated it as comfortable and easy to maintain. It weighs less than one pound, and does not restrict range of motion. Probably the best part: there are no side effects!
Readi-Steadi® has already helped hundreds of people regain their confidence enjoying life again! One franchise owner from New Orleans, diagnosed with essential tremor, opted for a custom Readi-Steadi® system. Since then, he has mastered the art of time management and can control his hand and arm tremors without adverse side effects. Excitedly, he no longer has to order drinks “with wiggle room” and can manage lightweight paper and plastic products when on the go.
Currently, I offer in person custom-fittings in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana clinic, but modern technology has allowed me the ability to offer online assessments and custom-fittings through the website.
Most major insurances are accepted and individual policies and benefits are verified by our billing manager, Sheryl, prior to appointment and fabrication.
Look for more information on our website or email or call me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-614-2631. I’m excited to get you started on the road to a better life by helping you manage your tremor.