Fast facts about Traumatic Brain Injury

April 28, 2013
TBIs are expensive, and have long term effects on the survivor and their family

TBIs are expensive, and have long term effects on the survivor and their family

 

Research shows that 300,000 individuals suffer brain injuries severe enough to require hospitalization, with 33% of these resulting in a lasting disability.

A person with a severe TBI may spend $1,000 per day in acute rehabilitation facilities. Using the Gait Harness System II  may provide a more affordable, long-term solution for those who want to increase daily therapy opportunities, in their home and/or in the clinic, particularly for those who have exceeded insurance coverage for in- or out-patient clinic visits.

Find out more about the magnitude, cost of care, and long-term effects of TBIs at http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=441  .

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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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April 21, 2013
Research proves intensive exercise can help people with PD walk and move more normally

Research proves intensive exercise can help people with PD walk and move more normally

 April is Parkinson’s Disease awareness month

Intensive exercise can alter the way the brain works and promote recovery. Research proves intensive exercise can help people with Parkinson’s Disease walk and move more normally, reconditioning the underlying brain circuits, and influencing neuroplasticity at the molecular level. This helps the brain  function normally and to promote recovery of the ability to move. 

For complete details on  how exercise changes the brain, see                                 http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_exercise_impact

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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Learning How to Walk Again..And What Better Way to Accomplish Medicaid Spend Down?

April 14, 2013

The number one reported goal of people in rehab programs, and of their families, is to walk again. You have options.

“If an individual is in the process of spending down to qualify for Medicaid, and there is a possibility that the Gait Harness System might improve their quality of life, why not consider using some of the spend down to purchase the System? After all, medical equipment is considered an exempt (non-countable) asset for Medicaid financial qualification purposes. What better way to accomplish spend down?” Joe Mitchell, Financial Aid Center for Long Term Care, Inc. Read full article in The Headliner, Newsletter of the Brain Injury Association of Oregon at http://www.secondstepinc.com/PDF/BIAOR_May2011_SecondStepArticle.pdf .

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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FREE SHIPPING on Gait Harness System II orders through 4.30.13

April 7, 2013
Free shipping offer on domestic GHSII orders through month end only

Free shipping offer on domestic GHSII orders through month end only

If you are anticipating a 2012 tax refund, now may be a good time to invest in your own Gait Harness System II. Contact us for April’s Free Shipping details at 877.299.STEP (for international orders, contact us for shipping discounts at steffani@secondstepinc.com ).

Steffani Dubats, JD, Executive Director of Sales, 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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