Fast Facts about MRDD’s

March 31, 2013
The CDC recommends people with disabilities follow regular physical activity guidelines that are important for everyone.

The CDC recommends people with disabilities follow regular physical activity guidelines that are important for everyone.

March is MRDD Awareness Month

Developmental disabilities are a group of  conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or  behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may  impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. The CDC recommends children and adults with disabilities be physically active, every day.

For complete details see http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/healthyliving.html 

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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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As seen on NBC News: Gary Busey visits Portland to raise awareness for brain injuries

March 24, 2013

        

WP 2013 march gary busey newsGary Busey Visits Portland to Raise Awareness for Brain Injuries                      

Critically-acclaimed actor and reality television star Gary Busey is well-known for his on-camera hijinks, but at a recent fundraiser in Portland, Oregon,  the Celebrity Apprentice star was considerably more measured.

Busey said that it’s what he does when he’s not in front of the camera that gives him the most satisfaction. He shares “It’s very important for me to let people know about traumatic brain injury.”

Traumatic brain injury is all to familiar to Busey.  In 1988 he survived a devastating motrocycle accident that nearly took his life.

“I don’t remember four and a half weeks of my life because the right side of my brain was not working,” Busey said. “My memories would not consolidate.”  But even after his injury, Busey worked hard to bounce back and continued to make a string of hit films.

Watch full news story at Gary Busey visits Portland for brain injury fundraiser

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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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March is MS Awareness Month

March 17, 2013
MS symptoms can be helped by sunlight, Vitamin D, and exercise

MS symptoms can be helped by sunlight, Vitamin D, and exercise

March is MS Awareness Month

Along with adequate sun exposure, Vitamin D supplementation, and a low saturated fat diet, exercise has many benefits, and seems likely to positively affect the progression of MS and assist recovery.

For complete details see  http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org/Recovery-Program/Program-Overview/

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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 the leading causes of TBI?

March 11, 2013
The top 2 causes of TBI are falls and motor vehicle accidents

The top 2 causes of TBI are falls and motor vehicle accidents

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The CDC reports the leading causes of TBI are falls and motor vehicle accidents. Males are more often diagnosed with TBIs, as are young children and the elderly. Find out more about TBIs and their prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.html .

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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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JOIN US at the 30th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of OR Conference

March 6, 2013
Join us at the 30th Annual BIAOR conference

Join us at the 30th Annual BIAOR conference

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the 30th Annual BIAOR conference

Join us in Portland, OR, March 7-9, 2013,  for the 30th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon Conference. We will be presenting to clinicians, and will have the Gait Harness System II available for all conference attendees. For full details, see http://www.biaoregon.org/annualconference.htm .

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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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YOU (or a brain injured person you sponsor) can meet Academy Award nominated actor GARY BUSEY!

March 3, 2013

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Join Second Step for a dinner at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel with Academy Award nominated actor GARY BUSEY, March 8, 2013! Gary has had a 43 year Hollywood career, and currently stars in All Star Celebrity Apprentice.

BIAOR is looking for sponsors who are interested in donating a 30th Anniversary dinner ticket, for either themselves or a brain injured person, to attend the annual dinner. Many BI survivors and their families have very limited funds, and could not be able to attend the dinner without this sponsored gift. Dinner registration is priced at $125.00 and is TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS A CHARITABLE DONATION.

This dinner provides an EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY FOR ATTENDEES TO MEET AND SPEND TIME WITH GARY IN A FOCUSED, INTIMATE SETTING.

Gary had a serious motorcycle accident  in 1988, and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result. He was in a coma for 53 days not not expected to live. Gary will inspire many brain injury survivors to not give up, and to keep fighting.

Please consider sponsoring a brian injury survivor in Oregon to attend this dinner. To purchase tickets call BIAOR at : 800.544.5243 or purchase tickets online at www.biaoregon.org. Please mention “Second Step” referred you.

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about 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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