State Spinal Cord Injury Hospitals & Rehabilitation Centers

August 27, 2009

Here is a general information referral site for spinal cord injury hospitals and rehab centers, alphabetically organized by state:

http://www.sci-info-pages.com/rehabs.html

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center: Where innovation is the focus

August 25, 2009

The Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery® (CSCIR) at the Rehab Institute of Michigan is a unique, internationally renowned setting where innovation is the focus and recovery is the goal.  CSCIR is proud to be a site where “thinking outside the box” and “the sky’s the limit” are not just catch-phrases, but the foundation of the program. The Center offers one of the first hospital-based programs of its kind in the U.S. to provide a long-term, high-intensity, non traditional, activity-based therapy program that utilizes innovative exercise techniques to optimize recovery. The CSCIR says it has searched the globe to bring the most advanced and innovative technologies for SCI recovery to the center.  Learn more about the center at  http://www.centerforscirecovery.org/?id=186&sid=3

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to see the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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What are KAFOs and AFOs, and how are they used to help people walk again?

August 25, 2009

KAFOs and AFOs are orthopedic braces commonly used to treat symptoms due to spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, polio, trauma or muscular dystrophy. Read on for more detailed information on how they help people stand and  walk again

http://www.aodmobility.com/kafos.htm

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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Paralyzed Olympic swimmer keeps legs strong so he can someday walk again

August 21, 2009

Dave Denniston broke his back, suffered a spinal cord injury,  and became paralyzed, following a freak sledding accident in 2005. During this interview with the Swim Network, Dave talks about why he works out to keep his leg strong, and to stop leg muscle atrophy, with an immediate goal of walking again. Click here for the full story

http://www.swimnetwork.com/blogs/blog/20090608/20_question_tuesday_with_dave_denniston-2359.html

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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VA Polytrauma family support services for Vets returning with Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and other medical conditions

August 20, 2009

The VA Polytrauma System of Care Centers have set up family support services arms to assist families and friends of veterans in the areas of logistical support (referral to financial assistance sources), clinical support (rehabilitative and discharge planning), and emotional support (family counseling and coping with adjustment issues post discharge).  Please refer to this link for more information http://www.polytrauma.va.gov/family_support.asp

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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Walking exercise can give you 3 years of extra life

August 17, 2009

This MSNBC posted article, citing two research studies done in the USA over 4 years, talks about how walking 3 times a week, for 30 minutes, has been shown to not only improve cardiorespiratory fitness, but also lengthen life expectancy by 3 plus years. Dr. Martha Gulati, a cardiologist and fitness researcher at Northwestern University, said both studies are significant and should guide doctors’ advice to patients and public spending on health.

“We need to know how to prescribe this and how to implement this,” Gulati said. “If we don’t, we’re never going to get to the point where we do prevention. We’re always going to be treating chronic disease.”

Read the full article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10039577/

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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After breaking his neck playing football, high school student walks and talks again

August 15, 2009

This is an inspiring story of one very dedicated high school student, who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury playing  football just 10 months ago. It’s also a very motivating story of a physical therapist, Lori Boyter, who was dedicated enough to guide him along on his road to recovery. Read Jan Veintidos’ amazing story at :

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519736,00.html?sPage=fnc/health/incrediblehealth

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David Dubats

Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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