*I am writing to enthusiastically
endorse the effectiveness of the FLEXTEND® system
for treating RSD and the outstanding support I've
subsequently received from one of your clinicians..."
*It was during my physical therapy
sessions that I learned about FLEXTEND®. If it
were not for using the FLEXTEND® exercises, I
would have continued to experience the painful discomfort
caused by the two separate Trigger Finger surgeries.
had suffered with medial epicondylitis in my elbow
for 3 ½ years.
The pain was so severe, that I could not even
lay my newborn son in his crib. I had five cortisone
injections to try and relieve my pain, but they
did not help. I was at the end of my rope and
was resigned to the fact that surgery was in
my future. However, my doctor could not guarantee
that after having the surgery that my pain would
go away. I began surfing the Internet in hopes
of finding something to help my elbow pain.
That's when I found FLEXTEND®. I purchased FLEXTEND® and also received
an instructional video. I was also given a personal clinician contact at the
company to help me through my progress. My clinician put me on an exercise program
designed specifically for me based upon my symptoms. The clinician explained
each exercise in great detail and also explained why the specific exercises would
work for me. Trust me, the clinicians know their stuff. After 3 months of using
FLEXTEND®, I saw a 75% improvement in my elbow. Not only that, but I also
had someone to call who would actually listen to me, explain why I was having
the pain in that particular area and then gave me additional specific exercises
to get rid of the pain. After 6 months, my elbow was 95% better. It has now been
a year and a half and my elbow is totally pain free. I am back to playing golf,
lifting weights 5 days a week and loving it. Thanks to the clinician and FLEXTEND®;
they saved me from a very painful surgery. I can honestly say that FLEXTEND® stopped
* I compliment you on a fine product for a difficult
problem, RSI. I am a PT and experienced pain, numbness
and progressive weakness due to overuse during deep
manual massage and mobilization treatments. The FLEXTEND
glove has worked very well. I have gained back strength
and am able to treat patients aggressively once again.
The nocturnal numbness has diminished greatly although
not yet completely gone. Our clinic recently purchased
glove for patient use and for the other PT's in the
clinics to use since so many of them also experienced
hand and forearm pain.
Congratulations on a great product and concept. For some reason I had never
thought of Carpal Tunnel as a muscle imbalance. Once I saw your web site the
light bulb has gone on and has continued on. More patients will be helped and
hopefully many will be saved the problem in the first place by proactive use
of your product. Also, great website presentation.
Malcolm Macaulay, PT, OCS
* I am extremely pleased with the effectiveness
of the FLEXTEND glove in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(CTS). For patients with CTS and other Repetitive
Strain Injuries (RSI's) of the forearm, wrist and
elbow, my success rate using FLEXTEND is nearly 100%.
I believe it is the only treatment modality that
can treat CTS as well as prevent it from ever returning.
As with any exercise program, patient compliance
is critical. Most treatments for CTS are either expensive
or time consuming but FLEXTEND takes just minutes
a day, making it very patient friendly. FLEXTEND
will change the way people view CTS. They will no
longer think "surgery", they will think "FLEXTEND".
Dr. Linda Harries, DC
* I found your glove to be" like magic", just a
few days of exercises and my wrist pain was gone,
and stayed gone for weeks.
Dr. Don Ashley, M.D.
* I tried FLEXTEND even before a patient did. I
figured that being the Doctor's wife gave me some
I have been in pain for the better part of 8-years. Tedious tasks hurt. Hand
labor hurt. I'm impressed at the improvement in both hands and arms in such
a short period of time. This probably doesn't sound like a news flash to you,
but it's life altering for me and you have my sincerest gratitude!
* I would like to sincerely thank you people at
Balance Systems, Inc. for your excellent product.
out of desperation I tried your product because I
had tried nearly everything else on the market and
not much worked to alleviate my symptoms.
I had severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) for 10-years and had to go through
retraining for another job and then was fired from that job because my hands
were so bad that I couldn't even do minor tasks and unfortunately, my EMG tests
always showed up negative. Nobody believed I had bad hands. When I tried your
product my symptoms gradually disappeared, to my amazement, and I truly found
the cause of my CTS problems.
Over the last ten years, I have been through hell trying to overcome this problem,
and with your product, I can now lead a normal life and am thrilled to be able
to work and have a normal life.
Again, thank you, you have literally saved my life!
This is a real life story and I haven't been paid to say this. I am only doing
this to help other CTS sufferers, but you need to follow the protocol they
have specified, or it may not work for you. I did the exercises for 3-months
to achieve the desired results.
* When I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel, surgery
was not an option for me. I tried to live with it
until holding a pen to write, opening cheese carton
lids, sewing on a button and picking up small objects,
became near impossible to perform. Constant pain
finally led me to Blue Mountain Valley Physical Therapy
seeking help for my problem. I am happy to report
that after working with the P.T.'s and the "magic
black gloves" (FLEXTEND), I can now perffrom the
above simple jobs with ease and pain-free.
Hilda Hesse (Age-83)
* I have been using FLEXTEND a couple of months
now, and it really helps. I have told a family physician
friend about FLEXTEND.
* My Carpal Tunnel symptoms are almost totally gone
in both hands! I've been using FLEXTEND for about
6-weeks. After 2-weeks, I started to notice a big
change, and the last 2-weeks have been amazing. I've
barely had any tingling at all in the last week!
I even started playing guitar again and waxed my
car yesterday with no trouble at all. I just wanted
to share my good fortune.
* I would enthusiastically recommend therapy with
the FLEXTEND gloves to anyone with Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome, or anyone wishing to prevent problems with
their hands in the future.
* I purchased a pair of your FLEXTEND gloves about
5 or 6 weeks ago. I love them, as they have been
very beneficial to me. My arm pain during the day
has decreased considerably. I still wear the wrist
braces at night, but I look forward to being able
to get rid of them, as my arms get stronger through
the use of FLEXTEND. (I am a mailman and use my wrists
thousands of times per day for sorting the mail in
the office and then again sorting in the mailboxes
on my route, which is primarily as apartment type
* The FLEXTEND gloves that I have been using have
been a great help to me. I think it keeps me from
having surgery. I can't believe how it has helped
the strength in my hands. Thanks for this product!
* Thanks! I am a firm believer in the FLEXTEND gloves.
I recently gave your name to a fellow dental hygienist
who runs a "pain network". She is in contact with
hundreds, if not thousands of professionals with
problems that I believe the FLEXTEND gloves will
* Before I started using FLEXTEND, my right hand
had no use, and I was still experiencing the same
symptoms I had before having surgery. Now that I
have been using FLEXTEND on a regular basis, my right
hand feels so much better, and my left hand is totally
symptom-free! FLEXTEND has made a tremendous difference
in my life in just two months. I am so grateful to
FLEXTEND for improving my hands, and making me feel
whole once again!
Patient Account Representative
* During the past year, the pain in my hands and
wrists had caused my job as an office manager to
become nearly unbearable. I was even told by healthcare
professionals that I should change careers! But luckily,
my husband learned about FLEXTEND from a Physical
Therapist who used this product in his clinic. Since
I started using FLEXTEND, I no longer have any tingling
or numbness in my hands or arms, and I have gone
from being in almost constant pain to being absolutely
pain-free! Thanks to this new treatment approach,
I did not have to undergo painful, expensive surgery
to repair my hands. Now I am able to maintain my
results and continue to improve with just a few minutes
of easy exercises per day.
* I have been extremely pleased with the results
that I have achieved from using FLEXTEND. Today,
I am working full-time, with the pain-free use of
my right hand!
Director, Financial Services
* My wrists feel great due to FLEXTEND and the exercises
it performs. Thanks for helping my hands feel better
so that I may continue my work and hobbies pain-free!
* My hands are the most valuable tools I have. After
an injury to my hands and wrists, I found myself
in severe pain and unable to write, or play an instrument.
I began using FLEXTEND along with the recommended
exercises, and the results have been spectacular!
Now that I am able to resume my regular activities,
I continue to use FLEXTEND once a day as a warm up
before playing or writing. The fact that my hands
are at full strength again, and that I no longer
fear the onset of disabling pain, is one of the greatest
feelings I've ever experienced!
Guitar and Keyboard Player
* After being diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1 year ago, I started using FLEXTEND. Now my hands
are stronger, more flexible and the aching in my
hands has totally disappeared. I can now enjoy activities,
which I previously avoided for fear of injuring my
hands further. FLEXTEND has truly helped turn my
* FLEXTEND is, by far, the most effective therapeutic
device we have ever used for the treatment of cumulative
trauma disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome.
We are amazed with the immediate, and long lasting
results our patients experience while using FLEXTEND!
Blue Mt. Valley Physical Therapy Clinic
* I am a Veterinary Technician that specializes
in dentistry, which requires me to hold small medical
instruments, and perform precise, repetitive movements
all day long. Due to this constant overuse, I developed
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands, and I could
not work for 30 minutes at a time without suffering
from severe pain and/or numbness in my hands and
wrists. Eventually it got so bad that it would wake
me up at night and I was wondering if I was going
to have to have surgery in order to stop the symptoms
so that I could at least do my job. Then someone
told me about the FLEXTEND exercise system. I started
the easy exercises, not really expecting a lot, but
as the days went by I noticed that I could work longer
and longer without having to stop or take a break.
Now I am only aware that I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
when I go too many days without using FLEXTEND. Thanks
for saving my hands!
Certified Veterinary Technician
* I've had Carpal Tunnel problems for 10 years,
but until the last couple of years, it was something
that I could live with. But during the past six months
my symptoms had gotten so bad that I was thinking
about whether or not I was going to have to have
surgery. It had gotten so that my fingers would go
numb 5-10 times a day and I had lost so much strength
in both my hands that I thought I was going to have
to stop performing procedures at the clinic that
required grip-strength; like extracting teeth, and
doing long surgeries. Even with short surgeries,
my hands would go numb just about every time I started
suturing because of the way I had to hold the needle.
Bike riding and skiing were both very troublesome
also, because my hands we be almost constantly numb.
Then I heard about FLEXTEND from a client of mine, so I bought a pair to try.
After just two days of using them, my hands felt much better, and now that
I've been using them for about three weeks (1 minute per day, 5-6 days a week)
I am virtually free of symptoms. My fingers are now affected only about once
or twice a week, and it is just a mild numbness lasting seconds rather than
the former "totally dead" feeling that took much longer to go away. I've had
no symptoms during the surgeries the last three weeks, and I even worked on
my bike last week, repairing it, twisting wrenches and nuts with maximum hand
strength for about 2 hours with no problems at all. A month ago I wouldn't
have been able to do that sort of thing for 15 seconds without becoming disabled.
FLEXTEND is so easy and effective, not to mention much less expensive than
surgery, that I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am. Thank you.
Keith White, D.V.M.
* At the hospital where I work, we have used FLEXTEND
to assist several employees who were experiencing
severe symptoms of carpal tunnel. One of the employees
had carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, but only
had surgery on her least affected hand. (She experienced
no relief from this operation.)
Then we heard about FLEXTEND and recommended that this employee try it out.
So she started using FLEXTEND on her NON-OPERATED hand, which was actually
the most painfully afflicted, and "WHAT A SUCCESS !" She then purchased another
FLEXTEND in order to strengthen the hand that had been operated on. The UN-OPERATED
hand, which was the worst of the two hands, has remained stronger and more
flexible than the hand that WAS OPERATED ON! (She has also had "dramatic relief
from the symptoms in this hand also.) She states that she "wished she had known
about FLEXTEND earlier", and she continues to use FLEXTEND successfully a year
Another employee is using FLEXTEND on both hands and has experienced a great
deal of relief from her symptoms. She uses a wrist support while sleeping some
of the time, but the loss of grip-strength, as well as pain and numbness are
nicely controlled with the regular use of FLEXTEND. She has been using FLEXTEND
for 6-months, and has not had any work-loss time from her regular job.
Here at the hospital, we ask the employees who are issued the FLEXTEND gloves
to do their exercises as a part of their regular job. We tell them, "The regular
use of FLEXTEND is as much a part of your job as is washing your hands before
touching patients, or newborn babies." FLEXTEND HAS BECOME OUR INITIAL THERAPY
FOR EMPLOYEES WHO SUFFER FROM THE SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
We are getting ready to screen our employees in order to identify those who
are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel. We plan to set up an exercise area
in the Physical Therapy Department where employees can go and use FLEXTEND
during work time. We are eager for others to experience the same relief our
employees experienced by using your product.
Thank you for all of your support, and for answering our many questions
Doris Tucker R.N.
Director of Employee Health / Infection Control
* Before using FLEXTEND, these are some of the everyday
things that I hadn't been able to do because my hand
and arm hurt so bad. Probably dozens of other things
to... but it's sorta like "you never miss the water
until the well runs dry"....just take it for granted.
I can :
- Tie my shoes and fasten the buttons on my clothes.
- Hold a cup by its handle.
- Pull weeds and pick flowers.
- Use a can-opener.
- Hold and use my toothbrush.
- Dial the phone and hold the receiver.
- Pin and unpin safety pins.
- Turn pages in a book or magazine.
- Break and separate eggs, (Yolk from white or
- Can peel an orange or apple using a knife or
- Use scissors.
- Use my fingers to type.
- Hold an iron so I can iron my clothes.
- thread a needle.
- Swing my arms while walking, without any pain.
- Use the manual shift so that I can drive my car.
- Open jars with my hands.
I am so thankful for the help and ease from hurting. Thanks oodles for getting
me back in gear!
Mrs. Smith (Age-85)
* I was referred to a Physical Therapy clinic by the Umatilla Army Depot
Clinic for evaluation and therapy related to Carpal Tunnel in both hands.
I received treatment during 6-visits over a period of approximately four
weeks. The treatment consisted of deep-tissue massage and the use of FLEXTEND.
At this time I do three sets of 25 repetitions 3 times a day, increasing
the tension periodically as I get stronger.
To date, I have had NO SYMPTOMS in either hand, including numbness, cramps,
Thank you for your help.
Lewis A. Wilson
* Your FLEXTEND product is absolutely fantastic! I haven't found a better
engineered product. I've suffered hand/wrist problems (tendonitis/carpal
tunnel syndrome) for almost a year. Exercise is the answer, but not any
exercise. It must be the correct exercise(s) done the correct way. I believe
FLEXTEND will help many sufferers of hand/wrist ailments. It has been my
best friend the past few months. Keep up the good work and spread the good
news about this unique exercise device.
* I have been very pleased with the success I have achieved in using FLEXTEND.
The condition of my hands has greatly improved since I began using it.
Thank you for the high quality of service that I have consistently received
from your company.
Sarah Mclean (Miss)
* "I have experimented with exercise regimens and exercise gadgets offered
through various media for the relief of carpal tunnel syndrome, I also
tried the vitamin B-6 therapy. Unfortunately nothing worked until I discovered
Balance Systems, Inc. on the internet. I ordered a pair of their "FLEXTEND" gloves
and within a few days I started to feel relief. I am completely satisfied
with the results that the "FLEXTEND" gloves provided me. Also, I would
rate their customer service FIVE STARS." "Thanks
again for standing behind your product and being
an honest company."
* I find that your company, product, and instructional video are very
professionally executed and of the highest quality.
Sincerely and God bless you,
David J. Schlosser
* Thanks! FLEXTEND is a wonderful product. Keep up the good work.
* Here at the hospital, we
ask the employees who are issued the FLEXTEND
gloves to do their exercises as a part of their
regular job. We tell them, "The
regular use of FLEXTEND is as much a part of your job as is washing your
hands before touching patients, or newborn babies." FLEXTEND
HAS BECOME OUR INITIAL THERAPY FOR EMPLOYEES WHO SUFFER FROM
THE SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
Doris Tucker R.N.
Director of Employee Health / Infection Control
* I am very pleased with my FLEXTEND gloves and
the way I have been treated by Balance Systems.
I have seen a lot of improvement, but it takes
time to heal and I am not healed completely yet.
Without my gloves and exercises I'm sure I would
be a cripple by now. When I get up in morning my
hands are very stiff and my gloves always bring
my hands back to almost normal again. By doing
a few "Quick Breaks" with FLEXTEND during the day, I can continue
to do almost anything I want. My grip is not tight but at least I can hold
on to things now. Most of all is the lack of pain in my hands
and my getting full nights sleep without waking up. I no longer have
to wear a brace on either hand. I highly recommend gloves to anyone
willing to listen, including my doctor.
Rose, age 65
* Many thanks for your recent e-mail and for
your continuing interest in Isobel's condition.
Fortunately I am able to answer in the affirmative
and confirm her complete recovery from her otherwise
debilitating condition. Whilst
she feels that her fingers are much improved, she still retains the glove
and uses it on an increasingly infrequent basis. Well-done
We would also again express our appreciation
to you personally for your support and concern
throughout her period of discomfort. You
really do provide 'Customer Service' in the true
meaning of the expression.
Should there be any change in her condition, we will contact you immediately.
Isobel and Jim Europe
* I have had my Flextend gloves since 2000 and they have saved my hands.
I am a transcriptionist. I began typing full-time from home in March of 2000.
By June of 2000 I was in constant pain, had numbness in my fingers, loss
of strength in my hands, and would wake up crying in the night with pain.
I had gotten to the point where I had broken a number of dishes/glasses/etc.
and I could no longer squeeze a tube of toothpaste. Driving was difficult
as gripping the steering wheel and keeping my elbows and wrists in a static
position for that length of time was painful. I had practically no life as
on days I knew a client was sending dictation I did my best to do nothing
with my hands to try and save them for work.
I was desperate for help and found the Balance Systems website. My budget
was very tight at the beginning of my work adventure and I had to reduce
my work due to the injury I was experiencing. I nervously ordered two Flextend
My life today is virtually pain free. I say virtually as there are days I
do experience pain, like this summer when I put up a new fence digging 105
postholes and stringing 1000 feet of wire. You see, I'm still working as
a transcriptionist, but I have also pursued my hobbies. Yes, on top of typing
for a living, I do farm chores every day! What a turnaround. I am able to
make a living and do the things I love. I know it's due to the Flextend gloves
as if I miss a few days of using them I start to feel it.
One of the benefits of the Flextend gloves for me is the flexibility of the
exercises that adapt to treat different areas of concern. I have dual impingement
in the carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel at the elbow, with the cubital tunnel
being more problematic. Using the Flextend exercises relieves my symptoms
in both areas.
When my brother saw the gloves he ordered a pair of his own and is having
great results. He had never even told me he was experiencing pain and numbness.
So that's my story. My only, only complaint with the gloves is the rate at
which the bands wear out where they rub at the thumb and pinkie. The gloves
themselves have stood up well to my five years of daily use.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Balance Systems and Flextend. I don't even
want to think about what my life would be like without them!